Inside the Career – Episode Five: Engineering – student perspective (Kyle Shears and Andrew Wickens)

“With mechanical engineering, everything is very practical. A lot of what you learn can be very easily applied. Often lecturers will come up with a somewhat abstract theoretical idea and then they will bring in [an example of] where you may use that in the real world, whether that’s airplane wings or how internal combustion … Continue reading Inside the Career – Episode Five: Engineering – student perspective (Kyle Shears and Andrew Wickens)

Inside the Career – Episode Three: Medical Technology (William Lin)

“Invest in yourself and understand who you are as a person, and spend time and investigate what the different career pathways might hold for you in the future…don’t be locked into any one pathway…essentially, just believe in yourself and go for it.” This sage, encouraging advice is given by William Lin towards the end of … Continue reading Inside the Career – Episode Three: Medical Technology (William Lin)

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

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

STEAM in the classroom

Dr Michael Harvey is an ISTE global PLN chair, pedagogical prognosticator, Microsoft Innovator Educator Expert and is currently teaching at Marlborough International College, Malaysia. On his recent visit to New Zealand he organised a contemporary cross curricular lesson for two of our Pupuke Kāhui Ako schools. On Thursday 9th August, Year 10 STEAM students from WGHS … Continue reading STEAM in the classroom