Kāhui Ako Waiata

Ngā Kōrero The volcano erupted within the historical memory of the local Māori iwi (tribes). Human footprints have been found between layers of Rangitoto volcanic ash on the adjoining Motutapu Island. Ngāi Tai was the iwi living on Motutapu,and considers both islands their ancestral home. Ngāti Paoa also has links with Rangitoto. A number of … Continue reading Kāhui Ako Waiata

Kāhui Ako Leaders’ Forum with Charles Fadel

Our Lead Principal, Julie Saikkonen, six Across School Leads and one Within School Lead attended the two day Leaders’ Forum organised by our expert partners, Infinity Learn and Charles Fadel on March 6 - 7, 2019. Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and futurist, author and inventor, with several active affiliations; his work … Continue reading Kāhui Ako Leaders’ Forum with Charles Fadel

Learning Conversations as a tool for developing an Educative Mentoring approach.

educative mentoring poster final 290918 msilverman Following my appointment to the Aspiring Middle Leadership programme at our school, I was offered the opportunity to apply for a scholarship for a Post Graduate Certificate in Education with a focus on Mentoring & Leadership.  Although I am still an early career teacher, having just recently finished my … Continue reading Learning Conversations as a tool for developing an Educative Mentoring approach.

WGHS STEAM – Year 10 Innovation Expo

We were very excited to run our first ever Innovation Expo here at WGHS with our STEAM students displaying their innovative prototype solutions to the community issue identified during their community project. The Innovation Expo was held on Friday 30 November with an open invitation for parents and whanau to attend. All groups were provided … Continue reading WGHS STEAM – Year 10 Innovation Expo

Want happy students? Let’s start with happy teachers.

Okay, so the word happy is a bit of understatement but it’s a simple start. What I was faced with at the start of 2018 was the challenge to ensure teachers new to teaching were given mentoring, guidance and support that would ensure that they would become confident, proficient and reflective in the classroom. With … Continue reading Want happy students? Let’s start with happy teachers.