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Term 1

The girls had a perfect day for their day of sailing. The sun shone strongly and a breeze was light so they spent their time on the water drifting with the tide while playing water games, learning how to capsize and recover. There was much laughing and screaming as they entered the water and learned how to locate the centreboard to put their weight on it to right their boat and scramble aboard. Good times!

The boys sailing group sailed on another day.

The students first learn how to set-up their optimist sailboats on the land and receive instruction on operating them. Then they head out on the water.

 

Like little ducks in a row they followed the Yachting New Zealand Coach Justin out into the blue...

The Te Atatu Peninsular Taikata Club sailing area is a very safe location for learning to sail. There is no open water with waves to contend with. The only disadvantage is we are controlled by the tides so we have to plan ahead for the best high tides so that the students don't get stuck in the mud.

 

The boys are ready to battle the cold and rain. They had the opposite type day to the girls with plenty of wind and heavy bursts of rain. This made the day very exciting and full of speed and spills. The boys, as with the girls asked if they could participate again with sailing at the end of the year.

 

 

 

Term 2

Buddy Classes working on Digital Technology. The Technology learning area has been revised to strengthen the positioning of digital technologies in the New Zealand Curriculum. 

The change provides a greater focus on students building their skills so they can be innovative creators of digital solutions, moving beyond solely being users and consumers of digital technologies. 

 

 

In the Technology Curriculum there are two new technological areas:

Computational thinking for digital technologies – Students will develop an understanding of computer science principles that underlie all digital technologies. They’ll learn core programming concepts so that they can become creators of digital technology, not just users.

Designing and developing digital outcomes – Students will learn how to design quality, fit-for-purpose digital solutions. 

Here are our students learning about computational thinking through simple coding programmes.

 
 
Edmonton Primary School
1 School Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 0610
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