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.

Philosophy and Skepticism

  • Posted on: 24 March 2015
  • By: brentsilby

In this introduction to skepticism we analyze the extraordinary claims of fortune tellers, clairvoyants, psychics, and homeopaths. Should we believe what they tell us, or should we ask for more evidence? We discuss the dangers of blind acceptance of ideas, and develop a “Baloney Detection” toolbox.

Circo Arts

  • Posted on: 23 March 2015
  • By: SteveHunt

Students will learn a range of fine and gross motor skills through the medium of circus.
This will include Juggling, diabolo, devil sticks, plate spinning, poi, acrobatics.
We will make our own juggling balls and we will have a visit to Home of Poi.

Melz Maths Workshops

  • Posted on: 15 March 2015
  • By: melstopford

Measurement - here we come!

Week 1 - Specific Learning Outcomes:
- make estimates of lengths between approximately 50cm and 1.5m (lengths of strides)
- measure lengths in metres and centimeters
- convert between metres and centimeters

Session 1
- find examples by estimating (guessing) their length
--5cm, 10cm, 25cm, 30cm, 75cm, 100cm, 2m, Mel's height, your own height
--measure and compare your guesses
--create a table in your maths book to record your measurements

ICT Goals

  • Posted on: 9 March 2015
  • By: MelvaGill

Every student
1)Having an email account..
2) Create a blog
3 )Confident kids integrating inquiry skills with blogging. Lifting ICT literacy skills across the community.
Blogging our work so we can use it at home and school.
5) Using our new users, emails and blog and hb BLOG.

Shared HB Inquiry: Building a city

  • Posted on: 9 March 2015
  • By: MelvaGill

Building a City shared Community inquiry.
Creating future cities, devising and answering questions as to what future cities will need.
Create a draft city with a suburb buddy. Suburb buddies to create an online version of their suburb/city using Plan it Green or Electrocity.
In Interview groups design questions. Arrange interviews with people the kids think are central to developing a city.
Interviewing in the wider community. Visiting sewer works, museums, CHch rebuild, Art Gallery, Police, Council Planning.