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!
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
“These ideas go back to Socrates and Confucius, it’s just that they simply have not been adopted at scale, particularly, in recent times when we have derated the goals of an education to what can be easily measured. And, what can be easily measured can be easily automated. And, now in a world of … Continue reading Inside the Teacher’s Classroom, episode 5
“He showed such belief in me…it shocked me out of myself…and, I find now in my teaching, I look for that in every student. If you can find that little spark to gift them, to give them that confidence, it’s just magical…and it’s certainly influenced my career.” At about ten minutes into the interview, Jon … Continue reading Inside the Teacher’s Classroom, episode 1
As part of our STEAM programme here at Westlake Girls High School, students have been working on a Community project. They are challenged to use the process of Design Thinking to identify an issue within their community that is meaningful to them and create a prototype solution to minimise or fix this issue. Earlier in … Continue reading When Student Agency STEAMs Ahead
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On Thursday 6th September, the Westlake Science department opened it labs, equipment and expertise to an excited bunch of 40 students and staff from Takapuna Normal Intermediate. The program, the brain-child of two of Pupuke Kāhui Ako’s Within-School Leaders, Jon Webster and Jihan El-Labany, was devised and planned over several months by an action group … Continue reading Science Experience Day with TNIS and WBHS