Tag Archives: Science

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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CREST Awards

CREST is an international awards scheme designed to encourage learners to be innovative, creative, and to problem solve in science, technology and environmental studies. The students involved completed a scientific inquiry at a high standard in a programme that was … Continue reading

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Y10 Science Exam

The list below gives you the main concepts that will be in the exam. If you can do everything on the list below then you should be able to answer everything in the test at “Excellence level”. For all students … Continue reading

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Upcoming: Junior Examinations

The centerpiece of Term Four is the Junior Examinations that will take place in Week Four. English, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies will all have a two hour examination that will take place in the hall. Last year, as Year … Continue reading

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The Amazing Academic Race

A combination of thinking and running, mental and physical exercise, the Amazing Academic Race was a fun way to spend a lunchtime with friends and learn new things. Around the school, different classrooms had different challenges, from maths to English … Continue reading

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Browse Week

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 periods and observe our colleagues teaching and our students in different contexts. This week I … Continue reading

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Y9 Science Exam

The Science exam in Y9 is divided into three sections: Living world Material world Physical world Below is a checklist of all the areas of each topic you should be ready for. Living World: 1. Know what MRS GREN stands … Continue reading

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From the Classroom: Science

All year 9 students experimented with dry ice in class a few weeks ago. There is dry ice in a beaker, and a picture of dry ice ready to be poured like a liquid. Kids had a great time and … Continue reading

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