Kia ora and welcome to my 2022 Manaiakalani Class OnAir episodes! I am in my ninth year of teaching working at St Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Christchurch, New Zealand. This is my third year of working in a digital 1:1 learning environment.

This year, I am part of an amazing team of year 5/6 ākonga. We are part of a Year 5/6 Hub (Tumu) consisting of four learning spaces. The students will be using Chromebooks to access their learning throughout the year as we learn, create and share in our 1-1 Chromebook Classroom.

My lessons will include whole-class, peer to peer and small group learning. The small group interactions are often designed to cater to the needs of individual learners. I’m looking forward to sharing Tumu Hub with you this year.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me with the details below.

Term 1: "What does it take to survive?"

This term our focus is 'What does it take to survive', this might be in the Amazon Jungle or in 100 years?

Term 2: "Kindness vs Meanness"

This term our focus is based around Bully Free Week and how our actions, words and behaviour can influence how someone feels.

Term 3: "Our Place in Space"

This term our focus is on the Solar System, by starting with understanding Space and then moving into Gravity and Forces.

Term 4: "Friendship"

This term our focus is on a range of different topics: Friendship, Diversity in Sport, Bravery and Courage. These were taught during reading time.

Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust

PO Box 18 061, Glen Innes

Auckland, New Zealand