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Testimonials

Land Sky and Space

I enjoy the real life aspect of LEARNZ with relevant topics for our students learning across the curriculum. This was of interest to my year 7 students of all (learning) levels.

Ann Sheehan from Rotorua Intermediate

My class as a lot of different levels of learning so having Learnz in my reading programme helps with coordinating groups and keeping students interested in Literacy Numeracy and Inquiry. They used thinking in many ways and there were different topics for different learners.

Seuga Frost from Ohau School

This was fantastic, so interesting. We are a year 0-8 school and the content was at a level that challenged students. It was great to have a good cross section of students from other schools for them to listen to. Our big idea was awe and wonder, and I put that under the science lens of Space so it met our needs completely.

Judith Parker from St Anne's School (Woolston)

We are currently studying Outer Space and so learning about satellites was very appropriate. Students generated great "I wonder .." questions, which led to excellent discussions.

Mary Brown from Summerland Primary

The students really related to the modern technology like self driving cars and how this relates to them. The field trip linked to many areas of the curriculum and students enjoyed the different ways of learning (eg videos, conferences and readings).

Jan Flannery from Masterton Primary School

Globalisation, excellence, maths, science, engineering were all supported. It helped make connections between maths and science in real world contexts.

Jacob Plummer from Tauranga Intermediate

This term our focus was on Ranginui and Navigation. This field trip was perfect for connecting our focus to technology and making it relatable. The newsletters were also really helpful in providing info on how the trip would work.

Benjamin Baxendine from Ross Intermediate

Provides a genuine NZ connection to learning that the students can actually follow. Lots of relevant background information, and overall helped to tie in learning from a variety of sources to support student learning about Space.

Frank Usherwood from Bethlehem School

Students participated fully in the drone demonstration and researched after the field trip had been completed. They were able to come up with their own inquiry into a part of the topic they were interested in. It involved all the class.

Michelle O'Neill from Verdon College

It discussed topics that were of particular interest to the boys in my class, and was effective in engaging all the students to learn through a different tool. It required the class to use the Key Competencies throughout the whole journey.

Nicola Burtenshaw from Ross Intermediate

Excellent resource, Learnz is so integrated into our schooling now we call it a learnz week and we have learnz books.  We love it.

Tracey Thomson from The Clan in a Caravan Homeschool

Motivating and inspirational for students. A really good way to get them motivated to read and write, plus they all wanted to delve deeper, based on our school-wide theme of "Learn From Yesterday / Change Tomorrow".

Diane Henderson from Ohaeawai School

LEARNZ is so great for Science and Technology. This field trip provided awesome help with GPS and satellites.

Dorothy Hutton from Columba College

Used with Year 10 science, and they especially enjoyed joining the live web conference. HOD was impressed with engagement.

Lucy Meagher from Havelock North High School

Sustainable Seas

Many areas of the curriculum were covered for me during this field trip. Having the option for the children to listen to the text being read is really helpful, as it gives all children the same opportunity to access the information. The children have learnt a lot and we are now applying this knowledge in our follow up activities.

Louise Parker from Twyford School

I appreciate the support these field trips give to my broader teaching programme and the fact they are so accessible. Thank-you!

Judith McKenzie from Craighead Diocesan School

This was amazing. My students could relate to it and it introduced some excellent topics such as food chains and ecosystems. My students gained a deep understanding of how fragile an ecosysytem is and that all ecosystems are under both natural and human threats. 

Christina Smith from Paihia School

Great for literacy, using computers in a different way, introduced science thinking and specific vocabualary in Maori and English. It was effective in the sense that it gave me a framework to work within and draw ideas from, as the material was there to guide me.

Jane Pearson from Hira School

Supported our study of Tangaroa, based on Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. We all learnt so much, both the students and kaiako. Very informative newsletters made using the site easy.

Anna Houston from Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Mangere

Encouraged teaching and learning about sustainability. Very informative for students and teachers alike. I used the audio in background pages to support multi level reading in my class.

Braede Campbell from Mt Maunganui School

It has provided authentic and real contexts for teaching and learning and really engages students. It tied in with what we had been learning around Sea Week and covered all the key competencies as well as many learning areas such as Science, Health, Reading, and Oral Language.

Lisa Davies from Red Beach School

The children really loved the field trip. They could relate lots of the content to our local area. We used the field trip as a supplement for our science programme in the classroom.

Ryan Fraser from Maheno School

Complements classroom programmes really well. Useful for the strands in SST on Place & Environment and Continuity and Change. The trip also supported the future focus and sustainability concepts found in the front of the NZC.

Robyn Gillies from Roncalli College

It has given me a fantastic resource to use in the classroom to motivate and engage the students. It was perfect timing for Sea Week and it had the students participating and contributing, thinking, relating to others and making connections.

Caitlin Weston from Red Beach School

It was perfect for our purposes. I'm looking forward to the next one!

Louise Peirce from Korokoro School

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