Monday, 24 June 2013

Week 8, Term 2

We had an amazing time in Melbourne looking at different schools last week. 

Some highlights were:

- Personalised learning journeys for all children, including juniors
- Awesome documentation of these learning journeys
- Getting to see learning environments similar to ours, with 80 children in them
- Outdoor learning environments 

And many, many more things too.

Here are a few photos from the different schools.

Bellaire's Reggio inspired learning space 

Bialik's ourdoor learning areas

Silverton Primary School

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Week 6, Term 2

Hello families, 

What a fabulous week we have had! 

Matariki has arrived and we celebrated with a shared breakfast on Thursday morning. What a great way to start the day, thank you to the families who came and celebrated with us.

This week we introduced 'Personalised Inquiry Plans' for some students. They have selected their own topics to investigate and we are really excited about discussing these with you during the IEM's.

Next week we are away in Melbourne from Monday - Friday. We will be visiting schools that have similar philosophies and exciting new ideas. We will try to keep you updated through the blog! Jodie and Kerry are excited to be teaching in the common next week, they have both worked alongside our children and know them well.

Up and coming events:
  • 25th June - Parent evening 6.00pm - 7.30pm - keep an eye out for more information in our weekly newsletter
  • 26th June - Kaipatiki Planting Day -More information will be on it's way
  • 4th and 5th July - IEM's - we will be in touch around booking a time.
  • 4th July - Zoo trip - we will send you an email regarding this in Week 8

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Week 5, Term 2 - Official School Opening

Today was our school's official opening ceremony. 

Zaria, Caden, Ariana, Sydney and Astin created these awesome reflections about today using Notability on the iPads. 

I liked it when I took a picture of John Key and when I did Kapa Haka - Jeremiah

I liked watching the Kapa Haka. I liked it when Nathan spoke the first part - Harry

My favourite part was when Leianah did her speech becuase she was excited - Issy

My favourite part of today was when I cut the ribbon with John Key - Maddie

I liked doing the Kapa Haka when John Key was there - Victoria

When we stood up to sing the Maori song with Adam was my favourite - Lucy

I loved eating the sausages for our special lunch! - Ariana

My favourite bit was when I saw John Key - Katie

I liked it when I made the chocolate cake - Pearl

My favourite bit was the snowflake workshop I did with Anna - Ben