Keita, Ava & Kimberley have worked diligently creating a variety of Dog treats and Cat toys to donate to the local SPCA. Today we delivered their hard work and got to visit the cats and try the toys out! They seemed to enjoy them. The Dog Treats have also been trialled and they loved them! It was really fun making all of these treats and getting to visit the SPCA. We hope some of the many animals there get new homes soon!
Zoe and Flynn have both completed their Social Actions this week. Flynn has had a very personal experience with Cancer and he wanted to repay the community support his family experienced during this challenging time. The meals that his family received relieved some of the pressure to keep the family going and he initially wanted to make meals to deliver for people undergoing treatment.When this idea did not come off, Flynn decided that he could instead make Xmas Truffles and deliver them to our fabulous Hospice.
Zoe also baked treats and she accompanied a meals on Wheels volunteer driver the fabulous Julie. Zoe wanted to deliver some home baked treats to elderly members of the community who are no longer able to bake.
We are very proud of these small acts of kindness and know that these have been well received by all recipients!
At Enrich we have been studying systems. As part of this study we have spent 2 terms working on a project where we have chosen a system to research. As part of our project we have had to do a social action at the end of our research. We chose the human welfare system and focused on the homeless and hungry. For our social action we are making plastic snap lock bags filled with the basics to live off (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, tea bag ). We will then give them to the Salvation Army for them to give to people. We asked Preston Russell Law And ILT to sponsor us so we could buy the contents of the bag. We now have $600 to spend on the supplies in the bag! We would like to thank Preston Russell Law and Invercargill Licensing Trust for their very generous donations. We can’t wait until we get to carry on with our project. We will post more details as we complete this amazing social action that will really make a difference. Much Love Grace & Katie
Today the Tuesday students enjoyed a stream study hosted by Environment Southland staff Pat & Mark.
We had so much fun, gained new knowledge about Ecosystems and also a new River Dance!
The 4 activity stations included:
We were able to take some samples back to enrich@ILT and look at them with the Dinoscopes.
Thanks for a great learning experience everyone.
Please find below information regarding our Eco Systems field trip for the 1st Year Students.
We require Parent Helpers to assist with supervision. Please contact the team if you can help.
This week for the Personal Development strand the students have been learning about these fascinating traits!
They have sparked funny, humorous anecdotal experiences and stories and also sad and emotional personal experiences.
The information below is written by Carol Bainbridge.
Polish psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski identified five areas in which children exhibit intense behaviors, also known as "overexcitabilities" or "supersensitivities." They are psychomotor, sensual, emotional, intellectual and imaginational. Gifted children tend to have multiple intensities, although one is usually dominant.
Does your child complain about the seams in his socks? Put her hands over her ears when the movie starts in the movie theater?
Have trouble sitting still? Get moved almost to tears by a piece of music or work of art? These are signs of overexcitabilities.
Follow thislink if you want to read the full article...
The students had to select some intensities, they thought they reflected and describe them and choose an image that represented the intensity.
Below is a presentation completed by Hadley, he really embraced this learning task.
Our Talent development group have been very busy with a number of robotic projects. From building and modifying drag racing cars and 4WD Jeeps to building battle robots. Once the construction phase is completed, the students program their projects using coding to help control and bring their gadgets to life.
The race is on!
Thomas and Nathan emailed the Department of Conservation with questions about the pest control programme that is using 1080 in our region.
Paul Jacques kindly offered to come and speak to the students about the programme called Battle for the Birds. His presentation dispelled some myths that we had researched and also challenged some of our sources of information.
It will be interesting to see where the students take their research investigation now. It is always a rich experience hearing the thoughts of experts in our community. It was disheartening to hear how many of our Native Birds have disappeared forever, and how many are facing extinction.
This term the first year students are looking at Education systems and have discussed some of these points.
What would a proper education be like?
Define a good education.
Should everyone get an education?
If someone is not educated, what are the implications?
How can we know someone is well educated?
How do you know you are educated (or will be)?
Why do we usually think education is a good, desirable thing?
-Could you be well-educated without going to school?
Is school essential for a good education?
These discussions were robust and would have made excellent debates.
Then we looked at the Depth & Complexity Tool - RULES
Students discussed what a rule is and what a rule means.
Some points made were that even though schools have rules, people choose to not live by them.
Students choose to ignore rules and break them.
We then challenged the students in groups to come up with a set of school rules designed by children for children, which will enable everyone to learn well.
Some groups also made a set of rules for teachers.
Be prepared to Find Humour!!
No whole class Punishments
No Drink Bottles in class ( due to OE- sensitive to schlurping)
Every day you get 15 minutes to stare out the window.
Every school has to have a five star buffet with a free drink every day.
Every Friday all the teachers have to dress up as something like an animal or character.
The teachers must let the pupils learn what subjects they want to.
P.E every day for 30 minutes.
Teacher Free Zones around the school.
Each class has a bus of their own.
The teachers have to buy us lunch.
Teachers wear uniforms.
Being allowed to leave the school at morning tea and lunch.
No homework ever is the best.
Free choice for passion learning each day.
BYOD allowed to be used every day for real learning that we choose.
Treat others as you would like to be treated every day, not when teachers are watching.
Teachers have to take their own cups back to the staffroom
No human pets.
No tests especially not on Fridays.
Watch You - Tube videos about Science
Learn Science every day with experiments
Hmm.... Lots to think about here!