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One of the joys of being a Head of School is having opportunities to be a little involved in students’ learning. Today, I was visited by three Grade 1 students who were delving into the world of work as part of their current Unit of Inquiry, ‘How we organise ourselves’. 

The trio arrived ready with their questions and armed with a school iPad to record the interview. They were mightily impressed with my office, “the nicest office I have ever seen”. Having politely sanitised their hands and rearranged the seating, they got down to business, taking it in turns to pose their questions. They were interested to know whether I liked my job (absolutely!), how long I had been working for (over 30 years, first job delivering newspapers) and whether I was the most important person in the school (no, the students are the most important people in school). The questions flowed and it was lovely to hear them making connections and relating my answers to their own world “we have a friend who is from the UK”. 

At the end of the interview, it was really nice to see them checking that they had gone through all their questions and that the recording had worked successfully. I was truly impressed with their poise, charm and chattiness – a very happy bunch of friends.

At the end of the interview, we took a few photos and I asked if they could send me the photos they had taken on the school iPad, but suddenly realised that might be quite tricky for them to do so suggested they could ask their teacher to send it on their behalf. Cool as a cucumber, one of the students asked if I would like him to airdrop the photo to me. In the time it took me to turn on my device, the photo was already on my screen ready to accept. Wow! Comprehensively out-classed by Grade 1 before nine o’clock. These students are ready to take on the world! 

 

At the end of the interview, we took a few photos and I asked if they could send me the photos they had taken on the school iPad, but suddenly realised that might be quite tricky for them to do so suggested they could ask their teacher to send it on their behalf. Cool as a cucumber, one of the students asked if I would like him to airdrop the photo to me. In the time it took me to turn on my device, the photo was already on my screen ready to accept. Wow! Comprehensively out-classed by Grade 1 before nine o’clock. These students are ready to take on the world! 

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