Category Archives: From the Classroom

Wa Ako – Richard Longman

Richard Longman is an alumni of Newlands College (1985 to 1989). He is now a corporate finance partner in the Deals practice of PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Wellington. The Year 13s had the opportunity to hear his story and some ideas … Continue reading

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Flashback – Browse Week

In this flashback Friday we check out action in classrooms back in Year 10, 2014.  Annually a very special week is held for teachers: browse week. This is where we are encouraged to get out into the school during our free … Continue reading

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L3 Drama – Devised Performances

Congratulations to the Year 13 Drama students who performed their devised dramas last week. The topics ranged from personal stories inspired by family members, to explorations of historical events from the Newlands area. The performances were exceptional.

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Active Learning – Science with NIS

Previously Clarice shared the story of active learning preparations. These photos capture the success of the initiative with six classes from Newlands Intermediate all awed by Science in action. This is just one of many incredible active learning journeys that … Continue reading

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Flashback – Melodramas

Congratulations to all the Year 11s involved in Tuesday night’s Melodramas. A large audience came to boo, hiss and cheer the nine performances. The standard was exceptional and bodes well for the Year 11 Term Three productions. Vladamir and his Violent Vision Presented by Briana Head, Heipua Leota-Mene, Sean Rennwandt, Mitchell Laws Will Mea manage […]

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Wa Ako – Jason Buckley

Jason Buckley addressed the Year 13s last Friday with an inspirational talk drawing on his experiences. He is the Marketing Manager at Hells Pizza and is behind a number of their most famous marketing campaigns including some controversial marketing tactics. … Continue reading

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Wa Ako – Stefan McLean

In latest in our series of Wa Ako addresses, old boy Stefan McLean came in to speak to the cohort. Since leaving in 2015 he has been studying at Victoria University towards a law and arts degree as well as … Continue reading

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Wa Ako – Active Learning Stories

Active learning is taking place in Wa Ako at the moment. We are building towards two days off timetable in Week Nine where a number of projects will manifest and some impressive ideas will come to life. The following stories … Continue reading

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Humanities Trip Wrap-Up

After waiting for two long years, the Humanities Trip students finally embarked for Europe for an amazing two and a half weeks. It was a fairly surreal feeling to be finally leaving after months of preparation and anticipation but at … Continue reading

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Flashback – Slow Lane – L2 Drama Trip

News from February 2016 that never quite got published… Last week the Level Two Drama students went to the City and Sea Museum and also visited a nearby Fringe Festival performance of Slow Lane. The performance was created by Binge … Continue reading

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