Happy Steve

Innovation and Learning

Start with clarity of intent.

Now build it out with an evocative vision. Improvise progress by tinkering: with lots of trial and lots of error. The not knowing is the best bit: the mysteries the surprises, and from time to time the windfalls! 

Hello there, I'm Steve Collis! 

Click on "contact", won't you, and wave right back at me?

I have a short video of my school to share with you.

Below, our school principal Stephen Harris leads a tour of one of our learning spaces. From the language he uses about learning, and space, you can get a pretty good idea of the vision and driving forces behind our journey of transformation over the last 5 or 10 years. I have learned a great deal from Stephen, and feel extremely fortunate to be able to work with him. 

 
 

Direct link to video.

50% or more of our school learning spaces now have a similar openness and flexibility as the space Stephen tours. I would identify space, relationships and culture as three crucial elements in any institution. The three are in intimate conversation with each other, and shape each other. 

You may notice that we don't have codes for our rooms like a prison. Our learning spaces have names. We don't have bells, either, but I guess that's another story for another blog.