May 9, 2017

Please don't be embarrassed if you think there are only four strands in the science curriculum, you'd not be the only one! The 5th, and arguably the most important is often overlooked: The Nature of Science. 

The Nature of Science was an important focus of the day with Pete Smith, Education Manager of the National Science Roadshow and Manager of the Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy. 

Pete left attendees, from early childhood through to intermediate, with plenty of practical ways they could weave...

October 14, 2015

 

With a turn out of over 40 teachers, from as far away as Greymouth and the Rai Valley for our holiday course by Gail Loane, there are going to be some very inspired students during their writing sessions in term four!
Every time I see Gail present there is more and more to reflect on and teaching practices to adapt, making some simple modifications to truly meet the needs of the students and move them forward in their learning. 

 

I'm amazed at how much Gail manages to pack into a day, but here are so...

May 25, 2015

With much excitement I'm pleased to announce two upcoming courses that will be running in Nelson in Term 3, 2015-

 

Charlotte Wilkinson writes for Pearson Mathematics and is the name you will see on the front cover of their text books. Charlotte also produces a series of math resources under her own brand 'The Wilkie Way'; these will be available for sale at the courses.

Charlotte will be running two courses: Numbers and The Number System: Place Value - the full story (Wednesday 26th 3:30-5:30pm), and F...

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