Teaching/Ako & Learning

Kōrepo

(Year 9 & 10)

All ākonga are placed into a Puna Ako group at the beginning of the year. The purpose of this time is to make connections with peers, work on SEL, learn Haeata tikanga, track and monitor progress and attendance. Puna Ako will be at the start of each day from 8.50am – 9.10am. On Wednesday Puna Ako groups will attend Y9-13 assembly.

All ākonga are placed into a Puna Ako group at the beginning of the year.

All ākonga are placed into a Puna Ako group at the beginning of the year. The purpose of this time is to make connections with peers, work on SEL, learn Haeata tikanga, track and monitor progress and attendance. Puna Ako will be at the start of each day from 8.50am – 9.10am. On Wednesday Puna Ako groups will attend the Y9-13 assembly.

All ākonga in years 9-10 are entered into compulsory Literacy, Numeracy, Science, PE, Health and Languages classes.

These are compulsory to ensure that all ākonga are equipped with the basic skills as required by the NZC.

These are the option classes that change twice in the course of the year. Ākonga have three options that they choose.

The aim for these classes is that ākonga are working on a project by the end of the course that uses the skills that they have learned over the  semester. The options range from Art, Social Studies, Technology, Hospitality, Music, Dance & Drama.

The year 9 Climate Change Rākaihautūtanga rōpū have been exploring how our use and disposal of plastic is affecting te ao. Drake Chalmers-Carr and Levi Stevens have created this artwork of Dori using old tarpaulin and milk bottle lids to encourage viewers to think about their contribution to climate change. 

This kaupapa will continue for the rest of the year and we would love your unwanted plastic!

We will use your plastic packaging, bottles, lids and containers etcetera to make more ātaahua sculptures like this one.

“If books have power, then children’s books have SUPERpowers.” –Author Linda Sue Park

Melanie’s year 9 English class are pictured here, hard at work on their children’s literature stories. They are using the writing features they have learned and proper grammar and spelling to write their own children’s books. Once “published,” these stories will be shared with younger ākonga on the junior side of the kura.