Committed to Education
Peace Experiment is an opportunity for all 11-18 year olds to define their education.
Education for Peace is the central theme in our community.
We are a Montessori Secondary School with Peace at the centre of our curriculum. Our experiment explores what education for peace looks like in our community and environment.
We welcome all students from all backgrounds, ethnicities, races, abilities, orientations, and genders.
Students are accepted for who they are, and feel supported by each other. No bullying, no pressure, no judgements, no discrimination.
We are a creative learning environment.
Our key competencies from the New Zealand Curriculum are Thinking, Relating to others, Participating, Managing self, Understanding symbols and texts - we use the curriculum areas to explore these competencies: the Arts, PE & Health, Technology, Languages, Science, Social Sciences, English, Mathematics.
As a United Nations recognised school we use the Sustainable Development Goals from the United Nations as key pillars to our explorations.
Assessment and Qualifications: Students use learning experiences to build their academic rigour. Students may elect to study for qualifications such as standards from NCEA on the NZQF framework.
Students take responsibility for learning.
No classes. No homework. No uniform. No assemblies.
No assignments. No detentions. No tests. No exams (unless requested).
AT PEACE EXPERIMENT
We start each day from 8am (you arrive when you are ready by arrangement);
As a student you can travel independently as we are right by a public transport hub (Trains and buses)
The day begins by checking your individual plan of work
Staff are always there to help you nurture your own interests, provide feedback and guidance, and offer advice.
You might make your own lunch, bring something from home, or go out for a treat to the local shops.
Without a timetable you won't have to stop doing something in the middle. You can work, uninterrupted for as long as you like.
You develop individual work plans, and set goals
We value independence, free choice and concentration.
You have staff who motivate, support, monitor and guide, and have regular conferences with you, they offer pastoral care and communicate with your parents
Perhaps you might go on a trip into town, or a swim, or a walk up the mountain - you get to organise and lead the activities
You may leave when you are finished for the day. We close at 5pm.