Authentic learning experiences in the classroom

When students are able to have a say in their learning and explore topics of interest, that they have a personal connection with, they are excited to learn.  We call this ‘student agency’.

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ANZAC Day

In memory of those who gave their lives we created our very own Room 10 memorial.

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Keeping Our Baby Egg Safe

This was to identify that caring for something else (other than themselves) was a pretty big job

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Our Classroom Treaty

Room 5 & 6 investigated just what a ‘Treaty’ was, as we headed into Waitangi Day.

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Sharing our thoughts

Room 4’s Tree-ty

Room 4 have been working together to create our classroom ‘Tree-ty’ to ensure our space has standards, rules and expectations.

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Scavenger Hunt Success

Aratiatia Community took part in a collaborative day of learning about the Treaty of Waitangi

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Treaty Promises in Room 13

Room 13 have been learning about the Treaty of Waitangi.

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1. first groups planning their huts

Room 4 Rangoli

Room 4 has been finding out about celebrations in India.

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Investigating our World Inquiry

Our focus has been on India, we have looked at the differences and compared the similarities of our own culture and celebrations.

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Dare to Care - Te Mihi Community

Te Mihi Community’s Dare to Care inquiry come to fruition, with many projects taking place and us making a difference in our community and beyond. 

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