At the end of the term Opunake Primary fill two rooms ( joined to make one) and the immediate corridor with the work completed by the classes based on their current theme/study/topic.
I have been to several of their open days and always leave in awe of the work done by the students and their teachers. The open days cover three days and two evenings and are the time for students to share their work with their families. I observed students informing their families and the visitors were as awestruck as I was.
The school bases its work around the ideas of James Beane and Inquiry learning integrating all aspects of the curriculum.
I have written a number of blogs based on my visit to this school which cover the approach the school uses:
Alice in Numberland
Shackleton's exploring of Antarctica
Maths Science and Harry Potter.
I am still coming to terms with my last visit which was based around STEM ( science technology engineering and maths ) or really STEAM ( as it also involves the arts).
The photos below will give you some ideas of the experience of taking part in a visit.
|The principal Lorraine talking to a visitor in the corridor|
|Mecanno robots programmed to move|
|Every wall covered with students work based on STEAM|
|Working with electrical switches.|
|Battery powered machines|
|Programming the robot
|The Three D printer at work|
|Student informing parent|
|PowerPoint about da Vinci|
|Da Vinci at work - a STEAM learner.
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