Final GOA Intro 430pm Fri.mp4

Kata O'Donnell

Nau mai haere mai ki taku akomanga. Ko Ngāti Maru, Ngāti Aerana, me Ngāti Koroātia ōku tatai whakapapa. Ko au te kaiako o Hauora ki Te Kura o Tamaki. Ko whaea kata ahau. Ko tēnei taku tau tua rima e whakaaro ana.



Kia Ora & welcome to my Google Class on Air Site for 2020. My name is Whaea Kata and I'm TIC of Health at Tamaki College.

The predominant focus of these lessons will be based from the teaching and learning that occurs in my senior NCEA Level 2 & Level 3 Health classes. As a result, most tauira are between the ages of 15 - 18 and you’ll notice across episodes, that class sizes vary between 6 to 28. This is due to the number of tauira who do trades courses and have extra responsibilities at home, work and/or school. Both classes have tauira who have taken health before, and those who are new. There will also be lessons from a Year 9 class also.

All students have access to either a personal chromebook, school ipad or desktop. Students have access to their learning, anywhere, anytime as they can visit my google class site, click on their year group to find the specific tasks we are focusing on for the term and be guided from there.

As 91% of our tauira are Māori and/or Pasifika, and the remaining 9% are a beautiful mixture of diversity from across the globe, culturally responsive pedagogy & practices are central to student learning and well-being in my classroom. Manaakitanga is at the heart of all that happens within our health space.

If you have any patai or questions, feel free to contact me.

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou.

Term 1: Wāwau ana ki tēnei wā

The first lesson is from my y13 class, aiming to develop tauira engagement and confidence in the research & writing process.

The second lesson is from my y9 class beginning to unpack what Covid-19 is & its affects on their well-being.

The remaining two lessons are explanations of ways various applications I used during Covid-19 lockdown in Aotearoa/NZ, contributed to tauira learning and my the development of my own digital pedagogy.

Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust

PO Box 18 061, Glen Innes

Auckland, New Zealand