Tag Archives: Learning

Flashback – Preparing for Exams

In this Friday flashback we look back at a Dean’s Assembly from just before Y10 examinations. It included the how we study wit some help from Dora the Explorer. Today I want to talk to you about HOW – how … 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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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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Academic Captain – Junior School Address

Kia ora Junior School! It is crazy to believe that we are already on our 5th week of Term 1, and I’m aware that many of you have gotten well into the school system and are starting to truly experience … Continue reading

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Peer Mentoring 2017

Peer mentoring is a programme that involves Year 13 students using some of their study line or form times to go into junior classes and support specific students. In a way this is kind of like being a teacher aide, … Continue reading

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Dean’s Assembly – Growth Mindset

In our Dean’s Assembly the idea of the growth mindset was introduced. The growth mindset is a way of thinking that means that no matter what your experience or the feedback or the messages you got, you will always look to find the … Continue reading

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Knowledge Shop

Knowledge Shop specialises in the teaching of academic English. Our goal is to help students achieve to the very best of their ability levels in the classroom. We are a boutique education centre and understand that each child has different … Continue reading

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Active Learning Showcase

On Monday, the inaugural active learning showcase took place. The hall was filled with students, parents and teachers interested in the learning journeys the students had undertaken through active learning this year. The students presented their learning to the those that … Continue reading

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Study Smarter – Part V: Exam Technique

The Y12 Blog has been posting posting a five part smarter study series based on webinars hosted by Karen Boyes (previous posts are here, here, here and here). She is an education guru that has become a leader in New Zealand for … Continue reading

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Active Learning – Day Two and Three

After the first day-off timetable earlier in the year where many students made enormous progress with their learning project or deep learning questions, the second and third days occurred last week. Students took part in a huge range of activities … Continue reading

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