by Beth Downie

Senior news

What an amazing turnout for Kaikorai Museum! We were so proud of the mahi all students presented as their final product for our PBL Voyagers unit.  It was a pretty special time to see Jakob and Olivia interviewed by Animation Research about their work too. Read more from Animation Research here.

I was lucky enough to accompany 14 of our awesome student leaders to the National Young Leaders Day event held at the town hall. We were inspired by speakers Cam Calkoen, former Black Stick Brooke Neal, Georgie Latu from Potiki Poi - an inspirational 14 year old CEO from Ōtepoti, Benny Tipene, and Shay Wright an innovator and speaker. All speakers spoke about the power of being part of a team and a community. The whakatauki was the focus of the day.  Ēhara tāku toa i te toa takatahi, engari he toa takitini - Our strength is not made from us alone but made from many.

We were lucky enough to be invited to a drills and skills day at the Edgar Centre hosted by Otago Polytechnic and their sports students. Students were in groups with students from other schools and rotated around a variety of sports focusing on the fundamental skills of throwing, catching, trapping and passing. It was a great day out for us all.

We are in the beginning phase of our next PBL - movie making! It is a very exciting time and children are fizzing! It is also that time of our PBL where we reach out to our community and ask for help - do you have skills, contact, connections to any aspect of film production?  PBL comes to life when we use experts that our students can share their ideas and receive feedback on their work. Please get in touch! 

We really look forward to seeing you all at our parent interviews in week 10. The home school partnership is vital for sharing progress, achievement and goal setting. We are aiming for 100% of our community to have interviews. 

As always, please don't hesitate to get in touch if we can help at any time.

Ngā mihi maioha

Beth Downie and the Senior Syndicate