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Newly formed Student Focus Group a great success!

04 September 2018

Newly formed Student Focus Group a great success!

Inside our beautiful Carved Meeting House after the cultural performance by Waitangi's talented group, Te Pitowhenua

Teachers regularly give feedback, but we wanted more student voice about what they enjoy and would like to see included. Our group consisted of students selected from Paihia School, Russell School, Kaikohe Christian School, Bay of Islands College and Kerikeri High School. Our programme included a tour through Te Kōngahu Museum and across the Grounds, hands-on activities and traditional Māori games, our Birth of a Nation film, Carvers’ Studio, latest Art Exhibition and the always popular Cultural Performance. After lunch provided by our Cafe, students shared ideas. We were impressed with their positive attitudes and creative thinking. Some ideas include; mini-drama scripts of historical events that students can re-enact, a focus on our wonderful flora and traditional plant uses, workshops with the cultural performers, and museum quizzes. We will endeavour to design activities around some ideas where practical, and keep students informed. We aim to keep student voice going as a valuable part of our feedback, with regular Student Focus Group days. A big thank you to all the schools, teachers, students and whānau that supported us in making this day a success.

Students enjoy the fast-moving and competitive traditional Māori stick game,' Maui- Matau', which developed listening skills and hand-eye co-ordination
Students enjoy the fast-moving and competitive traditional Māori stick game,’ Maui- Matau’, which developed listening skills and hand-eye co-ordination

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