Dust off your copy of the New Zealand Curriculum and turn to page 12. Notice that the key competencies are at the beginning of the document, before the learning areas and their achievement objectives. Now focus on the first sentence of the first paragraph. It reads “People use these competencies to live, learn, work, and … Continue reading Why I Start with Key Competencies?
https://soundcloud.com/dsm-384272586/dr-scott-ross One of the things we’ve learned, is that if we want to help a school have a safer and more respectful climate, we need to get the students into the leadership roles, really driving the work, because this will have a huge impact on the other kids, but frankly, on the behaviour of everybody. … Continue reading Inside the Teacher’s classroom, Episode 6
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- Lucia Hoggard Year 4 - Milford On Wednesday, straight after morning tea we all went to the hall. When we got to the hall we saw a bunch of Westlake girls standing in a semi-circle and some boys sitting to the side. Once everyone was seated … Continue reading Westlake Choir Performance
Milford Year 4 students inquire into the state of Lake Pupuke. As part of their inquiries into the theme “How We Organise Ourselves”, Year 4 students wanted to learn what makes a thriving community. We inquired into what all communities need to possess so that all the members of the group have equal opportunity and … Continue reading Testing the Water: Pupuke Moana
I was inspired to start a Wellbeing club in our school after seeing many children over the past few years with increasing worries and stresses, and some who were just interested in learning tools to manage their own wellbeing. Some children told me they wanted to learn ways to be calm, so that their anger … Continue reading Wellbeing Club – A voluntary lunchtime club for Year 3 and 4 students
Key competencies are the capabilities people have, and need to develop, to live and learn today and in the future. Within our Pupuke Kahui Ako a team of teachers, from across our schools, has been established. They are looking at the work being done by the OECD and Charles Fadel. Having aligned the OECD's 2030 competencies to … Continue reading Developing the Key Competencies