2016 Learning Theme: Together We Are Strong
Kia ngātahi ai te tu
E pakari ai te tuarā
Stand united, stand strong!
Kia Ora Tatou, Greetings to all
It has been a brilliant Term One and your children have excelled with our learning outcomes for this term.
Our Learning Programmes
Term 1 Learning Focus – ‘I am a Geographer’
This term’s topic has been a great success and students have explored the idea that places are important to people. The students walked in the shoes of and thought in the mind of a geographer as they investigated:
- Tuhura-My Place
- Aotearoa-Land of the Long White Cloud
- To Tatou Ao-Our World
In the Junior School, students critically studied how to view space from a different perspective, a bird’s-eye view, in order to record information and create their own personal maps. The Middle School students located and researched places around Aotearoa (New Zealand) using maps. They investigated what makes places special and learned about the significance of Māori place names. Senior School students completed in-depth research projects about important geographical locations and features in Aotearoa (New Zealand) and around the world. They then applied this knowledge to plan and create their own country.
We hope that you will embrace our future topics for the year to encourage and enhance your children’s learning. Our topic for next term will be ‘I am a Physicist’.
Sean Anderson, a teacher in the Senior School, will be leaving us at the end of this term. On behalf of the school community, thank you Sean for providing our students with inspirational learning programmes and for your commitment and dedication to our school. We wish you all the very best with your future endeavours.
Enjoy the holiday break with your children.