School Revitalization is the process of engaging in activity that will add energy, life to increase school success and in order to prevent your school from becoming old, folding off, student withdrawal etc. School Revitalization means different things to everyone as it comes in different levels. What is applicable to school A is different from school B because of the community need, location and concerns of the school, people living in that neighborhood and also because of their vision. School Revitalization entails a comprehensive program of planning for development.
Ponder on some of these questions
1. What can you do to make your school interesting and active? To bring life to your school system you need to check your system, structure, curriculum, policy, staffs etc
2. What is that thing you need to do to revitalize your school?
3. Do you need to build on existing policy or add to your extracurricular?
4. Do you need to stop, reduce or increase some of the school activities?
Things are changing, what was obtainable 10, 20 years ago again may not be visible now.
Revitalizing your school could be branding your school, making it technological driven, changing or modifying your policy, system and structure. Can you imagine trying to make bread adding all the necessary ingredients without the yeast? The dough won’t rise, although it looks small, a tiny substance that will give it the necessary change to thrive.
Do not joke with your yeast if that is what you need to do to revitalize your school.
Revitalizing your school ranges from understanding your community needs and concerns both within the school community and outside. Collecting and evaluating information, strategizing and implementing your plan are ways to go about it . When you revitalize your school in the right manner, the following benefits will occur in your school; Innovation, new leadership emerging, changing consumer perception, a sense of focus, awakening of the school vision. School leaders should revitalize their school, engage the right hands because your community and the nation needs it to raise the upcoming generation. It’s about school and personal development.