Kia ora and welcome to my 2023 Manaiakalani Class OnAir episodes! I am in my tenth year of teaching working at St Francis of Assisi Catholic School in Christchurch, New Zealand. This is my fourth year 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. 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 on the left hand side.

Term 1: "Building Resilience

This term our focus is on launching The Resilience Project in our school, by teaching the acronym GEM - Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness, and Emotional Literacy. Showcasing the Learn part of the Learn, Create, Share process. 

Term 2: "Porriage Production - The Arts"

This term our focus is on preparing for our School Production based around Fairy Tales. The children will be looking at The Arts - dance, drama, and music. Showcasing the Create part of the Learn, Create, Share process. 

Term 3: "How can we share our learning?"

 This term our focus is on showcasing the Share part of the Learn, Create, Share process. 

Term 4: "Healthy Me"

For the beginning part of the term our focus is on Healthy Me covering a range of different topics. This aligns with Athletics and the teaching of Sexuality. We then focus on famous Artists from around the World.

Manaiakalani Research

Manaiakalani Education Trust 

PO Box 18 061, Glen Innes 

Auckland, New Zealand