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 great start to Term 2, our children have settled in well and are discovering the wonderful world of physics.
Our Learning Programmes
Term 2 Learning Focus – ‘I am a Physicist’
This term our school-wide topic is ‘I am a Physicist’. As part of this topic, students will be observing and investigating energy and carrying out experiments. The big idea for this topic is ‘Energy exists and changes’.
The Junior School will be exploring and experimenting with heat, light, sound, magnesium, forces and motion.
The Middle School students will gain an understanding of the interactions that take place between different parts of the physical world and the ways in which these interactions can be represented. Middle school has also looked at some famous world physicists.
The Senior School will learn about energy, refraction and reflection, sound, why magnets work and different types of electricity. The Senior School will also learn how to carry out a formal scientific investigation and about how physics affects our daily lives.
Term 2 School Values and Key Competencies
This term we are focusing on the school values of Commitment and Optimism which are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students will also have explicit teaching and learning opportunities around the Key Competencies of Using Language, Symbols and Texts and Thinking.
We would like to extend our thanks to our parent community as we appreciate your valuable support in all school activities. We hope that you will embrace our topic for this term to enhance your children’s learning at home.