Tuesday, 6 December 2016


This time of year I like to reflect on what the kids have ACTUALLY learnt. Where has my teaching made the biggest difference?

Looking at hard data gives one very small point of view. One moment in time that tells us something - but not the whole picture.

So much more exists in our day to day than reading, writing and maths. Children make gains socially, emotionally and metacognitively. Those unmeasurable qualities that make for the well rounded citizens we're shaping and moulding.

Early this morning I quite randomly stumbled across a re post on Twitter titled -
Don't Ask Me for My Kids' Test Scores... 
I'd share more thoughts, but this blog post from Eric Johnson says it nicely.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Hōkūleʻaʻs Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

In 2015 we had the privilege of welcoming the waka Malama Honua to our very own Pt England Beach. This story shares the tale of the connection Manaiakalani shares with the people of Hawai'i and the ancient pacific voyagers.
I was fortunate to be able to share part of my own story from my 15 years at Pt England.