Today the Monday students had the opportunity to attend the silent protest and march for Moko.
This was a learning opportunity to fit with our study of legal systems and the justice system. It sparked an interesting discussion and this is what Onevai had to say about it.
Please remember to join us at the next enrich@ILT parent evening Wednesday June 29 at 7pm here at the centre.
Our guest speaker is Leisa Cournane, Leisa is the owner of ComplEat Wellness in Windsor Street.
She will give us some tips and strategies for managing sleep,stress, anxiety and dietary advice.
We will also invite an open forum to discuss how this parent group might look going forward.
We look forward to seeing you all there.
Friday students complete our celebrations of Gifted Awareness Week by sharing costumes, research and passions about their selected gifted individual. What a fun week of diversity and acceptance of who we are, who we admire, what we aspire to and why! Thanks to all our fabulous families for the support in finding costumes. The creativity and thinking behind the dress ups has been stunning! We have raised $107.00 which we are banking to support our social action around SYSTEMS later this year.
Here's a fantastic slideshow Neve shared with us today regarding her chosen gifted individual, Marie Curie.
Day 4 celebrating Gifted Awareness Week and we are all gaining a new insight into the world of gifted and talented individuals. We are loving the quotes students are sharing and our favourite today was this quote. “Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
― Henry Ford
We hope that you are all enjoying this week as much as we all are, our website traffic tells us that you are viewing and sharing!
A huge thank you to our marvellous Tuesday students for sharing their selected gifted individual to celebrate with us today. How fascinating to learn the passionate interests the students had and how much information they could share orally with us all. Enjoy!
Another exciting day with our fabulous students displaying creativity and passion for their favourite gifted individual. We all learned about someone new, our favourite was Frida Kahlo who is considered one of Mexico's greatest artists. She is still admired as a feminist icon. We love her paintings! The naturists were out in force as well with David Attenborough and Jane Goodall! What fun we are having!
Here's an activity you'll really love! Our passionate writers were busy summarizing various stories in 10 words. Yes you heard it right here....that's 10 words.
Check out these examples from Alex L:
Hansel And Gretel
Avoid Creepy Old Lady Houses And Leave Trails Of Breadcrumbs.
Three Billy Goats Gruff
Stay Away from bridges guarded by trolls,if see kick, run.
The Princess And The Frog
DON’T KISS FROGS, truly you will get salmonella, just don’t.
Harry Potter (The Philosopher's Stone to The order of the Phoenix )
Stone, Weird Beast, Prisoner, Hot Chocolate, Fire Birds Are Go.
Today is the start of Gifted Awareness Week. Gifted Awareness Week is celebrated to draw attention to gifted people and the nature of giftedness. It is held on the week of 17 June, as it was the birthday of George Parkyn, the first New Zealander to achieve international recognition in the field of gifted education.
To celebrate this special occasion, we asked our students to come dressed as gifted people. We had all walks of life at the centre today.......enjoy.
Today the Thursday students were treated to a dissection of animal body parts as part of our ongoing learning about body systems.
Today we got to get up close and personal with a Cow's organs; a heart, lungs and a kidney.
Carmen from Waikiwi Veterinary Services was so well prepared and fabulously accommodating of the deluge of questions. The opportunity to touch the different parts and hear the physiology behind how each part worked was very engaging.Students also got to use a stethoscope and listen to their own and other peoples heart beats.
We discussed the renal system, the respiratory system and the pulmonary system in detail to further our understanding of each of these.
It was fascinating apologies, we may have created some new vegans and vegetarians...
A huge thanks to Carmen and Waikiwi Veterinary Services for the time and expertise, we are so very appreciative. And to Jenni for organising this.