A Passion for Science – an opportunity for our learners!

Our Within School Lead and HOD Chemistry at Westlake Boys High School, Jonathon Webster and his student mentors have a passion for making a difference in our Pupuke Community of Learning. Together they are committed to extending opportunities to all our Kāhui Ako learners, by supporting teaching and learning to make science fun and interesting. … Continue reading A Passion for Science – an opportunity for our learners!

Wellbeing Club – A voluntary lunchtime club for Year 3 and 4 students

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

Milford Staff PD by Tamsin Hanly

As part of the Pupuke Kahui Ako's commitment to improving culturally responsive practices in our schools, Milford Primary School has undertaken a series of whole staff professional development. Critical histories of Aotearoa is a series of workshops led by Tamsin Hanly designed to educate teachers about the range of historic perspectives in New Zealand colonisation … Continue reading Milford Staff PD by Tamsin Hanly

Pupuke Kāhui Ako News – Term 1

Wellbeing                            Key Competencies                        Community Engagement  ASL News: The first term of 2019 has been an extremely busy one for our Pupuke Kāhui Ako as our community continues to build and extend the momentum established in our first year. Below is a record of some of our highlights. Pupukefest On Friday March 29, in the WBHS auditorium, … Continue reading Pupuke Kāhui Ako News – Term 1

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.

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.