Monday, 15 August 2016

The Writing Book

Writing August 15th 2016
Sheena Cameron and Louise Dempsey
Developing an effective writing programme
Lots of practical ideas that are easily implemented in class
Some ideas were to keep it simple/Model brainstorm/Think pair share

Bought the Oral Language book.
It was one of the best PD days I have had, very inspiring.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

ALiM visit 2

Mentor support visit, 7th April 2016
Finalised inquiry question
Reviewed what worked well in 2015
Facillitated readings
How to examine data for different learning styles
Saw examples of illustration tasks for ensuring problem solving is at the appropriate level
Received problem solving planning sheet

Thursday, 28 January 2016


  Teacher only day - 28th January 2016
The teacher only day had these sessions:
  • Need to consider passions interest needs strengths of our students
  • Board Goals -  they want us to:     Establish a vibrant learning Community                                                                                 Develop across school moderation                                                                                         Continue to develop whanau engagement

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Greats and Grans/ANZAC Day

We had a fantastic time making our picture frames with our whanau and they joined us for maorning tea. We celebrated ANZAC with songs and a small ceremony. It was a very moving time commented on by many.