Testimonials

Land Sky and Space

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

Amazing link and overlap with Chapter Chat and interests in my students. Kept them engaged. Being in a bi-lingual class the Māori terms and definitions helped to make connections for our learners and gave them a sense of value and pride.

Denise Barrington from Kerikeri Primary School

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

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

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

Sustainable Seas

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

This field trip supported all students in developing their own learning direction for this topic. Enabled students to make contact and initiate conversations with experts who do not live in their area.

Danielle Budge from Hawea Flat 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

It has helped add innovative, engaging material to my teaching and further engaged my students in the issues we were already examining. Supported the principles, values and key competencies as well as LO's for NCEA Level 1 Geography.

Aidan Daly from Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Fitted in perfectly with our school's vision, the key competencies and values. It was an excellent resource to supplement what we were doing in the classroom.

Christine Bilderbeck from Lepperton School

Highly effective. Year 5&6 totally engaged. The videos are gold, prompting much discussion and the kids loved being part of the webinars.

Anthony Webb from Paraparaumu Beach School

Great learning to be had by all children. Very engaging. We also used this field trip to prepare for an overnight trip to the Tawhiranui Open Sanctuary.

Veronica Jones from St Francis Catholic School (Pt Chevalier)

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