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Passion and Interest Projects

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Children planned and presented their IPs. There was a wide range of topics and different ways children presented. Some children researched NZ disasters, Kiwi Fruit Industry and some children even researched and designed a new school playground to go with our new school hall. Children set their own driving questions and had to justify the choices they made. 


Thank you Shania and Chloe for flexing your kindness mucsles by supporting Holden and Riley through the passion project process.



Camp 2018

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2018 Camp

-  Children set their own goals and evaluated these
-  Children had to identify character strengths they would like to develop and show at camp.
-  Children had to identify the activities they were looking forward to an why?
-  Children had to identify how they could show they 'care' at camp
-  Children had to keep  a camp journal
-  Complete a camp reflection up against the KCs.

A sample of our camp booklet.








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Thursday Club Day and The Why

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Research says that clubs are  pro-social  and activities have been known to have positive effects on behaviour, manifested by reduced behaviour problems, increased levels of responsibility, increased self-esteem, enhanced status among peer groups, and pride in accomplishments/participation.
Through clubs children can follow their  passions and run with them. Children  need to try things, see what works, see what they like, see what they get out of them. 

Participating in club activities helps improve communication skills which is a vital skill to have both at intermediate, high school and the work place. 

Often the club members work in teams, the team work skill is developed as well. When you go to work you work as a team most of the times and this is an important skill to possess.
Using clubs to create another level of thinking and reflection. Children reflect on the experience and their interaction with the experience creating goals and reflecting on their inward and outward behaviour.



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Making Connections

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