Maurie Abraham is firmly of the view that student wellbeing must be at the heart of all decision-making in a school. Furthermore, schools must put as much effort into the front end of the New Zealand Curriculum, as they do for the back end.
As the Foundation Principal of Hobsonville Point Secondary School, Auckland, he helps lead the development of an innovative curriculum and pedagogy designed to better prepare today’s young people for their current and future worlds.
When discussing future focused learning, Maurie observes the importance of three major principles; 1. Learning needs to be connected; 2. Learning needs to be co-constructed; 3. Learning needs to be collaborative. These ideas are firmly embedded at Hobsonville Point Secondary School in their three principles of personalised learning, powerful partnerships, and deep challenge and inquiry.
Maurie has been at Hobsonville Point Secondary School for a little more than six years. Prior to taking up his role there, he spent a decade as principal at Opotiki College, the Bay of Plenty.