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Inquiry style learning is predominant in all areas of school, and our teachers enjoy seeing the pleasure our children get from learning this way.Pirates Under the sea
The Room 7.8 and 9 children had a fabulous morning exploring and learning all about Larnach's Castle in 2015.
This fabulous Education Outside The Classroom trip was part of their "What's right outside our back door?" inquiry study.
As part of their current unit on 'Pirates' the children went on a Treasure Hunt around the school using their Treasure Maps!!
They had lots of fun while searching for their final treasure!
The Middle Syndicate enjoyed their visit to the Portobello Aquarium. The childrend spent time on the beach area discovering marine creatures, and during their time inside the Aquarium itself, they had fun exploring sea life in the touch tanks and also going in the submarine for a virtual dive. A picnic in the park at Portobello together with a play on the 'Pirate Ship Playground' was a great finish to this wonderful EOTC experience.
The three Senior Classes participated in an Education Outside The Classroom visit as part of their inquiry "Under the sea". The bus left early in the morning and took them to Papanui Inlet where they explored the mudflats. Lunch was eaten at the fabulous Portobello Playground and then the children enjoyed a fascinating time at the Aquarium touching lots of sea creatures in the 'touch tanks' and learning from their team of educators.
A highlight for Room 5 was their trip to the Anderson's Bay Inlet as part of our inquiry focus "What lives under the sea and how can we look after it?". It was great to have the opportunity to take all the Year 2 children together on an outdoor trip to explore and hunt for interesting sea life such as crabs, starfish, octopus, herons, spoonbills and chiton. Towards the end of our visit we also picked up rubbish that we thought would be harmful to the wildlife there. We all enjoyed this outdoor experience!