"SPARX resources have provided a model that is values-based, and supports the principles and values of the NZ Curriculum. I have found the Sparx Learning Path easy to adapt and follow. The words are easy to explain to children. You can take the inquiry model apart and focus with children on each of the stages. The shared language across the school has been valuable and the questions give the teachers lots of ideas for lessons and discussions. The extra Discovery Sheet resources are valuable.
These folders are not a stand alone resource but they can added to and supported by other resources we already have at school. The Celebrate Art resource is also part a great part of the integrated resource. It is also values-based and we have used it in the past with success.
The whole Sparx resource is a good springboard for our school in terms of inquiry. In early stages of our journey with Inquiry and SPARX has helped us on that journey."
Tui MacMillan, Tirimoana School