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Interested on your thoughts on this question: What are the attributes of a thriving community?

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July 09, 2024

Shared goals


Celebrating success and a growth mindset

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‘Unity’ is in comm’unity’ so it is about uniting together as students, teachers, leaders and students working together on the key words of collaboration, communication, creativity and innovation. Attributes include listening, growth mindset, celebrating success and being open to supporting challenges.

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A thriving community celebrates success together and supports each other during challenges. They collaborate with each other and have mutual trust.

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Open and honest discussions.

Passion and commitment to create a community where core values and beliefs are established to reach a shared vision.

Supportive environment.

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People, place, purpose and identity - when those 4 things intersect and all are connected through reciprocal relationships, that’s when you get a thriving community.

DPS Staff

July 09, 2024

Thriving communities are often self-sustaining spaces with high trust, great communication, established norms, shared values or goals and high respect.

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  • Take care of members within the community. Ensuring that ALL members are supported.
  • Common values and connection
  • Celebrates successes (big or small)

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A thriving community encompasses a robust and effective staff culture. It requires innovative staff who embrace a growth mindset and seek opportunities for learning and improvement. They uplift each other, modeling innovation and creativity in their actions and attitudes. Collaboration and mutual support drive progress and success. Laughter, staff retention and collegiality. 

July 09, 2024

Here are my attributes of a thriving community:

  • ongoing learning
  • sharing
  • effective communication
  • positive culture
  • innovation
  • diversity
  • inclusion

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A community that shares, supportive and tries new ideas. People who are risk takers, who are willing to give anything a go to improve students outcomes.

Shared knowledge and understanding of our cliental, with a common vision to achieve success for our students.

A growth mindset for teachers and students to maximise potential of the learners.

Strong network between between the staff, stydnets and parents with everyone working towards a common goal.

Sonia, Delaney & Katrina

July 09, 2024

As a group of Taranaki, New Zealand teachers we believe the attributes of a thriving community:

Everyone is..

Valued and respected

On the same page

Being exposed to new ideas

Open and honest conversations

Willingness to learn

Get the why!

July 09, 2024

A thriving community is one that learns, reflects, reviews, renews as a collaborative unit. All members are accepted and respected, and have a voice that is heard. Successes and failures are celebrated in context, with a view to continuous learning and improvement.

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Collective goals/ purposes. Positive growth/ motivation to be a part of it. Drivers/ key organisers. Strong leadership and capacity for development of Middle Leaders.

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Thriving communities look different depending on your school’s context, but there are three attributes that help build a vibrant, supportive, and enriching learning environment for everyone involved. 🌟

1. Strong Social Fabric: Educational communities thrive on strong social connections, inclusivity, and active participation, fostering a supportive and collaborative learning environment. 🤝🌈

2. Access and Opportunities: Providing easy access to educational resources, diverse learning opportunities, and a focus on student well-being helps members achieve academic and personal growth. 📚🎓

3. Safety and Sustainability: Ensuring a safe learning environment, promoting environmental sustainability, and encouraging cultural activities contribute to a prosperous and enriching educational community. 🛡️🌳🎭

July 10, 2024

Rotorua Primary …..

Common goals/clear vision - everyone is in the “waka”

Growth Mindset - positivity, give it a go attitude, the power of yet…

Trusted relationships - ability to have difficult conversations in a professional solution focused way. Supportive, everyone’s opinions valued - every’s voice matters “soft of people, hard on content”

FUN, laughter - celebrating the wins.

Communication - creativity - connections - culture

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