When the NZ Curriculum was introduced in 2007, Luke Sumich told his colleague that he loved this document and he was going to carry it everywhere.
The National Curriculum is composed of The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. This document sets the direction for student learning and provides guidance for schools as they design and review their curriculum. Although both come from different perspectives, each start with a vision of young people developing the competencies they need for study, work, and lifelong learning, so they may go on to realise their potential.
Fast forward to 2019, and more than two decades of constant learning and discovery, and a heightened understanding of the document’s definition and its implementation, Luke now realises that the mandate for change has always been there. Backed by the research, it’s clear the document has stood the test - of the future.
He is ecstatic about sharing is unique views on the implementation of the NZ Curriculum thus far, but to also learn and grow from the perspectives, thoughts, insights, and interpretations of others.
Luke’s career as a principal spans 22 years and counting. His experience stretches from the rural Northland to Henderson, and to his current role as the Principal and Leader of Learning at Ormiston Junior College, Auckland.