Sunday, 3 December 2017

Students are the mentors of their learning!

The students have been leading their own learning following our process of 'Learn it, practice it and prove it.'

This term we have been learning about shape and space. The students watch a video (learn it) and complete some 'hands on' activities (practice it) and then decide whether they need to watch the video again. On Friday we run some activities for them to prove they have understood the learning this week and we gather some feedback on how to help them next week, if needed.

The students have loved the opportunity to guide their own learning and it's an approach we will be inquiring into a lot more!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Ika by Pounamu

Thank you for all your support on the day, it created such a wonderful occasion - as you will hear! You will also find some student reflections at the end of the show, it was an amazing experience for all the students and they clearly learnt a huge amount from it.

The students were given the choice of either being a storyteller, actor/actress, musician or dancer at the beginning of term three, and this was crucial for their engagement and curiosity to do well. We thought they did a fantastic job on the day, enjoy!

Friday, 10 November 2017

Learning about shapes

Following on from the students being their own mentors and learning about 2D and 3D shapes they proved their learning in a number of different ways.

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Kapa Haka

Rawina taught us a new waiata. Practise it home if you can. Ka pai!

Choice Time

In Pounamu the students completed most of their priorities so they had some free time. This is what they chose to do!

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Pounmau practising being Foley Sound effect artists

The Music concept group have been learning how to be Foley Sound Effect Artists. We made our own shakers and made a soundscape for the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk.

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Jump Jam Competition

Pounamu have entered the school Jump Jam compeition. This is the 2 minute segment we will be performing. Have fun practising!