Future Planning – Life Skills

Students will investigate financial literacy through a variety of authentic tasks that prepare them for the future but inspire them now!Kia ora, my name is Jen Hammonds and I’ll be your Future planning guide. I’m a primary/ intermediate teacher who developed this project with my students and it’s been a hit with many of my… Read More

Investing in the Stock Market

Risk versus Reward! Students investigate the stock market through a variety of authentic tasks that prepare them for possible investment decisions in the future! After learning the basics students access tools to invest pretend money but in real companies. We follow the stock market to see how their investments pan out and look into why… Read More

Literacy Programmes

Literacy Booster This programme has been developed to empower our Year 8 students with improved literacy skills and confidence as they prepare to move onto high school. Literacy Booster L3 for Y5 -7 builds on students skills and knowledge while working towards level 3 of the curriculum. Creative Writing & Poetry Students will learn to… Read More

Logo Design

Could you be a logo designer? A successful logo designer needs to be able to see further than what ‘looks pretty’. They explore how to give meaning to logo designs so they project what a company is about to their potential customers. What will be taught? Students will begin to understand the purpose of logo… Read More

Maths Extension

Extension maths (L4 & 5) classes develop logic, reasoning and strategies. Students learn strategies to solve number and algebra problems expressed in words by using multiplicative strategies and/or finding fractions, decimals, or percentages of amounts expressed as whole numbers, simple fractions, and decimals.  They use algebraic thinking and the order of operations rule BEDMAS. Students… Read More

Shaping Aotearoa

Our country is constantly changing – the land, the people, and our perspectives. Understanding the way things are now is made easier by knowing where we’ve come from. New Zealand has a rich, fascinating, and at times frightening history. We explore what our land was like before people, the impact they made, as well as… Read More

Visual Art

Students will experience Visual Art through a variety of hands-on tasks using different media and techniques like drawing, painting and digital, as they engage in activities, quizzes, and videos to learn about artists/art concepts. The lessons will be based on themes, such as ‘Portrait’, ‘Animals’ and on student input. We will also explore ‘online creative… Read More

Web Design

Could you be a web designer? Jen Hammonds is our web design tutor. Jen is a teacher but also a graphic and web designer, a PERFECT MATCH A web designer needs a few skills to be successful, and it’s not necessarily coding. A web-DESIGNER needs an eye for design and composition, expertise in selecting important… Read More