Day One to Twenty One

My challenge to myself and part of a Hub activity is to do something for 21 consecutive days. I have decided that mine is to make sure that I post a Blog every day for 21 days.

Day 2

Today was another full on day at school with lots to do. I love that I get such a variety of things to do with my work. My inquiry partner and myself had a really good block today to work on our inquiry I feel we got a lot done and have a strong direction with our inquiry.

Day 3

The kick off for Big Projects today. Kids seem to be totally engaged and all working together in their groups nicely. I’m in the Science Sustainability project and it’s all about solar panels,water testing and greenhouses. It’s going to be a very interesting.

In extended hub today we had a fun game activity run by one of our amazing students. It was a lot of fun and I love being a member of Awaiti Hub.

Day 4

Today was a great day at work, I really enjoyed my day. Last block was exceptionally rewarding in Symtxt. The students made oobleck and it was a total success, they were totally engaged and had a great learning experience.

Day 5

Great day at work today. Started with a fantastic PD in the morning, I found it extremely interesting and got a lot out of it. First Block was extended hub and we had a netball game against Liz’s hub. Unfortunately we lost but it was a great game. It was really nice to see great sportsmanship and everyone enjoying themselves. ┬áLast block was also a lot of fun. The student I work with,myself and another student had a game of battleships. We were working on plotting for part of his maths module. It was a great way to end an already awesome day. Looking forward to the long weekend and recharging the batteries so I’m already to go next week.

Day 6

Well long weekend done and dusted, nice and relaxing. First day back at school for a teacher only day. Lots of great work being done across the school with different workshops. Love these days as I find them very rewarding and learn a lot from all the wonderful teachers I work along side. Part of the day was spent working with our team and getting lots of things done which was a great feeling of achievement.

Day 7

Kids all back today and was a good day with learning. The term is going so fast its amazing.

Day 8

Today I really enjoyed the last block where I spent my time working with a great student. We said farewell to one of our staff members as well,sad but wish him well in his ventures.

Day 9

So far this week I haven’t had time to post anything. It has been an absolutely crazy busy week. It has been full of redirecting ourselves with people away and lots of support across the board. I really like it when there is so much to do, you feel like you have a purpose. It is neat being involved with students doing assessments. I have ┬áreally noticed that a lot of students have grown over the past year and are very focused in their studies so that they can set themselves up for their futures.

Day 10

Big Projects is coming along nicely, kids are all busy and doing lots of research with their projects. Nice to have our team all back on board and also all of them feeling a lot better. Busy selecting the new modules for Terms 3 and 4. Two weeks left of this term then the holidays not sure where it has all gone.




Big Project Day

The start of Big Projects was such a cool day today. there was a selection of things to pick from and how the students did this was, they had a short information session with the teacher that was going to take that project. I thought all the projects sounded really good and they have tried to make things interesting for everyone.

The partners that we will be working with Kapatiki have a huge amount of knowledge and passion for the work and the environment. This I am sure will be infectious for our students and teachers alike.

I am looking forward to getting involved with the projects on offer. Can’t wait to see all the different things that the students design and come up with.


Term 2 wow! the holidays went by without any disasters and I”m pleased to be back at work all recharged and ready to go. The students have returned full of energy and seem excited to start another term. I’m looking forward to see what challenges and also what achievements myself personally and the success of the students I work with come across this term.

Today was the kick off for Big Projects and I am feeling really pumped about it. Looks like there will be something interesting for everyone.