Year 8 Happenings

By Terry Tarapi | Posted: Thursday June 6, 2019

A very warm welcome to our Year 8 Whanau.

Kia Ora Parents and Caregivers

Our integrated theme this term is called “Wonderment.” The key feature of this term will be the investigations into the scientific domain of forces through the challenge of creating and making a dragster. We have designed an exciting PBL (Project Based Learning) task which will allow your child to direct their own learning. Collaborating with others will certainly be a valuable outcome of this investigation. Using the collective skills of others to solve a problem will certainly enhance the learning process.

We are well and truly underway with our Year 8 Camping programme. Room 23 have had a busy, fun filled week in which personal challenges were faced head on. Next week will see Room 4 head off to experience the joys of Berwick. The addition this year of a 3 day programme with our specialist outdoor provider has been a highlight. The activities that the students experience are far in excess of what we have provided in the past.

Early next term we begin our high school orientation programmes. We will have the head teachers of several high schools (Logan Park High School, Otago Boys’ High School, Otago Girls’ High School and Kings High School) pop in to talk to the students about their school. This will be followed up with an opportunity to visit these schools for an open morning. Alongside these events the open evenings / days will provide a grand opportunity for students and families to get a feel for these schools. Hopefully it will clarify what can be a challenging decision. More information will follow once dates and times have been confirmed.

Kind Regards

Year 8 Teachers

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