#21 Newsletter 2021

Rāmere, te 6 o Hereturikōkā 2021

21st Century Learning/Ināianei Tonu

Another personalised learning model that fits in with 21st Century Learning is Flipped Learning. 

In a flipped learning setting, teachers make lessons available to students to be accessed whenever and wherever it is convenient for the student, at home, in class, on the bus, or even from a hospital bed. 

Teachers can deliver this instruction by recording and narrating screencasts of work they do on their computers, creating videos of themselves teaching, or curating video lessons from trusted Internet sites (TKI).  


• Students can engage with direct instruction at their own pace 

• Class time can be used to engage in deeper learning opportunities, collaboratively or independently, and also with teacher guidance. 

• Classroom materials are accessible for students and parents anytime and anywhere. 


• What platform will be used to host resources? 

• What structures will be in place for students that do not complete work outside of class? 

• How will teachers find time to curate and create resources ahead of lessons? 

• How can teacher ensure that all students have access to resources (wifi, devices) outside of class

A beginners Guide to Flipped Learning – text

The Flipped Classroom – Why, How and Overview– youtube

Future Ready/Digital Curriculum/Anga Whakamu

An Introduction to Technology Integration

Technology Integration – The Why?

Integrating technology with classroom practice can be a great way to strengthen engagement by linking students to a global audience, turning them into creators of digital media, and helping them practice collaboration skills that will prepare them for the future. 

Learning with the Internet Year 7/8 

Bill Boyes, Iain Cook-Bonney, and Tahuna Normal Intermediate School students talk about the wide range of digital technologies they can now make using their new skills.

To view video click here

Te Wiki o te reo Māori

This term, in week 8 from the 13-19 September/Mahuru Aotearoa celebrates Te Wiki o te reo Māori. We as a nation and importantly as kaiako of our speakers of the future are challenged to normalise te reo in our everyday lives and practice. 

This is a reminder to lock these dates into you calendars. Watch this space as we will be provide resources in the coming weeks.

For those of you who would like posters for you walls and to advertise across your kura, here is the link

Hauora/Learner Support

ASD/ Autism Part 2:

Like so many other student needs in the classroom, adaptations and considerations can really improve the learning, functioning and relationships for students with ASD.  Read the suggestions below from Sue Larkey’s work. There are some simple, practical suggestions which could potentially make the world of difference for students.  This can be part of UDL, where one adaptation for one student could benefit the wider class members.


Kāhui Ako Calendar/Maramataka

Fortnightly Hui @ Orewa Primary – 3.30pm

Rāpare, te 5 o Hereturikōkā / Thursday 5 August 

Principal’s Meeting @ Silverdale School – 3.45pm 

Rāpare, te 19 o Hereturikōkā / Thursday 19 August 

Fortnightly Hui @ Orewa Beach School – 3.45pm

Rāpare, te 2 o Mahuru / Thursday 2 September 

Fortnightly Hui @ Orewa College – 3.30pm

Rāpare, te 16 o Mahuru / Thursday 16 September 

Te Wiki o te reo Māori

Rāhina, te 13 ki Rātapu te 19 o Mahuru / Monday 13 to Sunday 19 September 

Tū Māia Kapa Haka Festival

Rāmere, te 17 o Mahuru / Friday 17 September

Principal’s Meeting @ Dairy Flat 

Rāpare, te 23 o Mahuru / Thursday 23 September 

Fortnightly Hui @ Wainui School – 3.45pm

Rāpare, te 30 o Mahuru / Thursday 30 September

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