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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Education Gazette Article

In February we were approached about giving an interview and overview of our indoor environment at Mairtown and about the changes we have made. This was for an article to be published in the New Zealand Education Gazette, and in particular was to concentrate on the use of our natural wooden furniture made by local designer Craig McInnes.

Today we received the latest Tukutuku Korero, the New Zealand Education Gazette at Kindergarten. We were all very excited to read it. Below is a scanned copy of the article which we would like to share with you all.

Here are some photographs which illustrate some of the points made in the article.

 'The way a space is aesthetically organised can assist in concentration and can increase one’s motivation to work in creative ways'.
Gandini (2005) 

This article can be found in The New Zealand Education Gazette, 19 March 2012, Volume 91 Number 5, page 18.



Anonymous said...

This is so neat, looks beautiful and practical - go you guys for embracing this natural approach. We should all be doing our bit to get rid of plastic! Well done.

Craig McInnes said...

Cheers to the team at Mairtown,great articaland thanks for your on going support of natural products and CMC Design.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Mairtown on a wonderful article. How great for the rest of New Zealand to see what quaity early childhood can look like! Only wish the article was longer!! Carolyn Davis, Senior Teacher