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Participating and contributing

This competency is about being actively involved in communities. Communities include family, whānau, and school and those based, for example, on a common interest or culture. They may be drawn together for purposes such as learning, work, celebration, or recreation. They may be local, national, or global. This competency includes a capacity to contribute appropriately as a group member, to make connections with others, and to create opportunities for others in the group.

Students who participate and contribute in communities have a sense of belonging and the confidence to participate within new contexts. They understand the importance of balancing rights, roles, and responsibilities and of contributing to the quality and sustainability of social, cultural, physical, and economic environments.

2023 Level 4 Art, Term 1 - Mixed Media

  • Posted on: 19 January 2023
  • By: libbyboyd

This term we will be exploring making artwork using a variety of different methods and materials, focussing on… Mixed Media!
Know what that is? You will by the end of this course.
Interested? I think it could be quite challenging but that all depends on YOU!!!

This class is for:
Year 7-9’s
Students who want to learn about art.
Students who want to challenge themselves.

You will need a 1A8 unruled exercise book or scrapbook, (or similar).
Be prepared to clean up after mahi.
No phones or devices needed. This is a practical class.

HB Waipapa 2022 T4 maths

  • Posted on: 1 December 2022
  • By: MelFisk

We will look to develop skills, strategy and knowledge around multiplication this term. For some students this will be a focus on learning how to skip count in 2's, 5's and 10's, and the relationship between skip counting and times tables/division facts. For others, there will be more of a focus on learning the times tables basic facts off by heart, practising using these in meaningful contexts and beginning to develop knowledge around how to use the written method to solve multiplication problems with bigger numbers.

HB Waipapa 2022 T4 Inquiry - Art and Artists

  • Posted on: 29 November 2022
  • By: MelFisk

We will find out about some of the significant artists and art movements that have influenced how we see our world, explore the styles and techniques they used to create their art works and experiment with making our own art works. There will be lots of opportunities for rich discussion as we consider what is art? Why do humans through time and across cultures feel the need to make it? What do people use art for? What are our own opinions about the different styles of art we see?

2022 Term 4: Maths Stage 4 AC Mult Div

  • Posted on: 8 November 2022
  • By: MelvaGill

Students will work three x a week with myself and with follow up mathsbuddy activities to develop skills that will include;

Number Strategies AO1:
Use simple additive strategies with whole numbers and fractions.
Number Knowledge AO1:
Know forward and backward counting sequences with whole numbers to at least 1000.
Number Strategies AO1:
Use a range of additive and simple multiplicative strategies with whole numbers and fractions
Number Knowledge AO1:
Know basic multiplication and division facts.

2022 Term 4: Climate change reports: Writing/Science/Social Science Program for Level 1 and 2. Week 1-5

  • Posted on: 8 November 2022
  • By: MelvaGill

In workshops, students will create planned reports for creating reports that respond to their learning about Climate Change and ways they can impact the world positively.

They will look at historical reasons for climate change and the science beyond this event/events.

2022 Term 4: Tūranagwaewae: Reading Level 4 Melva

  • Posted on: 8 November 2022
  • By: MelvaGill

Students will use independent reading skills, where they apply the strategies they have learned. They will read a self-chosen novel in EPIC books and each week work on three responses to this novel.

Through these strategies, students will use level 4 skills to:

Select and use a range of processing and comprehension strategies; re-checking, re-reading, predicting cross-text meaning, and inferring.
Integrate information and prior knowledge with developing confidence.
Identify main and subsidiary ideas making connections in texts.

2022 Term 4: Tūranagawaewae Reading Level 3 Melva

  • Posted on: 8 November 2022
  • By: MelvaGill

We will focus on one text in depth three times a week.
The LA will read with the children and support the modelling of decoding and comprehension strategies.
Students also use independent reading skills, where they apply the strategies they have learned over the week.
Guided reading sessions will use the Sharp Reading strategy to read aloud together and for students to individually share comprehension and then one of four follow up strategies:
visualization, links to prior learning, links to text, predictions.