Global Big Picture

School leaders from New Zealand have been visiting Australian and  American Big Picture Schools now for nearly 10 years.

Some of the new secondary schools in New Zealand have incorporated some of the Big Picture principles in their design, and some existing schools have used the ideas to make learning more personalized.

Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu—The Correspondence School— has organized the learning for its students around the principles wherever possible, and runs small advisory groups in several areas.

Some websites to explore

Big Picture USA .  This website has a great deal of information.  A good explanation of the model is available in their 20 page brochure, available for downloading at

Big Picture Australia.  This website shows how Big Picture is being implemented in Australia.  They have both dedicated Big Picture schools, and Big Picture-inspired schools.