School Organisation

Resources regarding the structural and strategic organisation, of primary, intermediate and secondary schools as human rights communities. Includes the HRiE School Resource Kit, providing a practical toolkit to help schools implement human rights-based education.

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Parents & whānau

This resource outlines the obligations of parents, which reinforce the school-parent relationship that is required by New Zealand education policy and good practice. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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Responsibilities of teaching staff

It is the teacher's task to translate national policies into practical action in each school and to ensure that they embrace a culture that is inclusive and respectful of every child. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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Rights and responsibilities agreements: joining the dots

The international human rights framework that has emerged during the last century to act as a cross-cultural ethical guide to individual, organisational and state behaviour is a product of extensive negotiation and agreement. This resource outlines the development of negotiated Rights & Responsibilities Agreements replicates this international process in the school. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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School agreement examples from Hampshire

An example of a 'School Agreement' which was drawn up by some children and their teachers from Hampshire County in the UK. There is also a 'Playground Charter' which states the rights that the children are entilted to on the playground, as well as the responsibilities that need to be taken. Hampshire provides many valuable resources for NZ schools to draw on when drafting their own human rights-based school charter.

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Student participation in school decisionmaking

Schools are indisputably the primary institutions in which children develop an understanding of what it takes to become an active and knowledgeable democratic citizen, who is aware of and exerts their fundamental human rights and responsibilities in every day life. Such an understanding however, cannot be cultivated without democratic structures and processes being actively modelled for students in schools. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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Taking the human rights temperature of your school

A whole school activity which is crucial to development as a rights respecting community. This activity will have students and teachers alike examining thoughtfully and critically the human rights climate at their school and making connections between the need for a safe school environment and international standards of human rights. Curriculum values of 'integrity - Ngãkau/tapatahi' and 'Respect - Manaaki/ãwhi' are encouraged by making all members of the school community equally accountable for the protection of human rights. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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The Principal

Leading the school in the development of human rights-based education is consistent with, requires, and reinforces the areas of practice, activities and qualities outlined in the Kiwi Leadership model for Principals (KLP)

Download this HRiE School resource kit document to read more.

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The school as a rights-respecting community

Three key aspects to building a rights-respecting school community – one in which human rights and responsibilities are known, promoted and lived, are outlined in this resource. (Part of the HRiE School Resource Kit)

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