Monthly Archives: May 2013

Teacher Only Day

A reminder that this Friday 31 May is a Teacher’s Only Day and the school will be closed. Staff (alongside our Cluster schools of South Makirirki and Oroua Downs) will be engaged in professional learning with educational consultant, Roween Higgie. … Continue reading

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Key Kids Term 2 Week 3

Congratulations to this weeks Key Kids who demonstrated the Key Competency of Relating to Others.

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Kids for Kids Concert

On Monday 20 May, our Koputaroa School Choir participated in the World Vision Kids for Kids Concert. The Concert was held in the Regent Theatre in Palmerston North, where we participated alongside 9 other schools. It was a fantastic evening … Continue reading

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Tino Pai Jenna, Nikia, Alex and Sam!

Today Jenna, Nikia, Alex  and Sam (from Room 6) represented our school at the annual PCT Challenge (Police Physical Competency Test), alongside 14 other schools from throughout the Horowhenua. The endurance test was a team effort, where the participants had … Continue reading

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Key Kids Term 2 Week 2

Congratulations to this weeks Key Kids. Our focus Competency this week was: Relating to Others.

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Key Kids Term 2 Week 1

Congratulations to this weeks Key Kids who demonstrated the Value of Diversity.

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SOLES in action

From watching Sugata Mitra’s talk about Build a School in the Cloud (read previous post), we were incredibly interested in the SOLE concept. SOLE stands for Self Organised Learning Environments – where children organise themselves to conduct their own learning. This aligns … Continue reading

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The direction of teaching and learning

At Tuesday’s staff meeting we spent considerable time reading, researching and discussing the current paradigm shift of education. Education as we know today is remarkably different to how it was 100 years ago. Education in the early 1900’s was based … Continue reading

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