FEATURED IN: Tārai Kura | July 2022 | Pānui 9

By Mel Bland & Bev Aerenga. Photo by: Te Uho o te Nikau

Te Uho o te Nikau flexible library space

Flat Bush is a new town rapidly developing on the border of Botany. Our area will house an anticipated population of 40,000 by 2025. The Ormiston Town Centre will form the retail hub for this newly established residential area with construction under way. It will include retail stores, restaurants, a gym, movie theatres, a library, an aquatic centre, and a range of public open spaces that will connect to the neighbouring Barry Curtis Park. Flat Bush is best described as a work in progress…(read more)

Mel Bland – foundation tumuaki, and Bev Aerenga – foundation deputy principal at Te Uho o te Nikau School in Flat Bush, Auckland share some key elements of their journey that have informed their local curriculum design since 2018.