Toitoi Writing Competition
Calling all writers! Toitoi celebrates the ideas, imaginations and creative spirit of our young writers and artists. If you would like to submit a piece for Issue 6, please check out: http://www.toitoi.nz/submit/ Entries close September 23rd, 2016.
Head Boy and Girl 2016
A big congratulations to our 2016 student leaders Corey Nelson and Sylvia Brunt.
Board of Trustees - Announcement
Barfoot & Thompson Young Author Challenge
If you’re a book worm or a budding writer, now is your chance to create your very own short story and enter it in our 2016 Young Authors Challenge. The winners of the competition will have their stories published in this year’s storybook. The book will raise funds for Starship. More information can be found HERE.
Welcome Mr King!
The Board, staff and students welcome Mr David King to the principal’s position at Waikowhai Intermediate School.
Learning at Waikowhai
At Waikowhai Intermediate, we take pride in challenging our students to take ownership of their learning. We have stepped away from the traditional teacher-led classroom, and have embraced inquiry-based learning where the students choose their journeys based on a larger concept. Evidence of this method can be seen in the videos below
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The Real Cost of Cheap Meat is a short film that room 8 student Maja Skilling entered into the Vegetarian Society Film Competition. Her talented entry came in the top 4 in New Zealand!
"I decided to enter the vegetarian society film competition because my parents have a friend who is an animal rights activist and he told me about it because I am a vegetarian and I like animals. He got me some footage of factory farms and gave me some advice on the filming because he is also a photographer. It only took a day to film, but it took a few weeks to put together."- Maja