Monday, 28 August 2017

Term 3: Week 6 - Celebrating the achievements of others

Focus: Celebrating the achievements of others
Teacher lead - congratulating others successes and effort
Teacher lead - Positive encouragement and comments to others
Some student led ideas from in class.
Teacher  Model:
-clapping for children and teachers where appropriate
-Positive praise and reinforcement with peers

Monday, 21 August 2017


Check out our new space. It's still a work in progress but our students are settling in so well! We are super impressed :)

You can see the dirt is still a barrier but hopefully the warmer weather will encourage the grass to grow faster.

Our new building name is TIWAI

Miss Ludemann looking chuffed in our new space

The art/wet area is still a work in progress...

The large breakout room for "quiet" work

The smaller breakout space...

We all fit into the main meeting area pretty well. Smiles all round (well nearly) :)

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Te Ao Kori

This term we are learning traditional māori games such as taiaha, poi and rakau sticks. 

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Term 3: Week 4-5 Accepting Change

Focus: Accepting Change
Teacher lead - Adapting to new routines
Teacher lead - scaffolding through new routines.  Going slowly through set ups / expectations
Some student led ideas from in class.

Totara Wearable Arts

During the first three weeks of the term, the Totara team are designing their Wearable Arts costumes.  They have come up with a design and ...