Piwakawaka

Piwakawaka

Piwakawaka

Kia ora and welcome to the Piwakawaka Hapori!

We are comprised of approximately 140 Year 5 and 6 students, operating within and across our five homegroups, which are led by five awesome teachers.  Our students regularly work alongside one another across all the home groups, in all curriculum areas.  Our learning space is on the third floor (“Ohunga” - branches) overlooking the native bush of Totara Park. We have some little nooks and crannies to quietly complete work independently, specially designed furniture and layouts for when we need to collaborate with others, spaces for workshops, as well as breakout rooms.  We also utilise other spaces of the school, as needed, for our learning.

Our Hapori begins the BYOiPad journey and we use a range of technology to assist with our learning - we're even learning how to code and integrate it into our learning in other areas!  We use Google Classroom and complete a large component of our work, using Google Suite and a variety of other Apps and websites.

At our level, we are continuing to develop the skills and dispositions needed to become Self-Directed Learners (SDL).  We have many opportunities within our programme to analyse our assessment information and, with teacher guidance, we are learning to make choices about our next learning steps, signing up for relevant and appropriate workshops, in each subject area.

Our learning focuses largely on developing Literacy and Mathematics skills.  We also have opportunities to learn other areas of the curriculum from The Arts to Science.  Interwoven into our learning are the key competencies, life values and self-management skills.  Our students work towards the words on their WINGS badge: ‘Wonder, Innovate, Nurture, Growth and Succeed’, to inspire them and their learning.