Modern Learning Environment (MLE)
Modern learning environments are are digitally connected, flexible spaces that allow teachers to tailor learning for small or large groups.
They include open areas for collaborative learning and quiet spaces for independent learning, as well as technology, media, arts, resource and reading spaces.
MLE designs meet special standards for acoustics, lighting, ventilation and heating.
Research proves that the design of modern learning environments creates a secure and stimulating learning environment and supports innovative and imaginative teaching practices. The end result is a boost in student engagement levels, which can lead to improved academic achievement.
We started our MLE journey more than five years before we moved into our new purpose built buildings in 2014. Staff who joined our team back in the Waikuku School days joined knowing we would be working collaboratively in a new MLE school. We were able to try out various pieces of equipment and ways of working together to find out what suits us best before we moved.