Next up was our Kia Manawanui Year 7 Waka
- He waka eke noa (loosely translated as we're all in this together)At the beginning of the year our lovely year 7 & 8 students were all put together to learn in the TPS school hall. As we now have our very own learning space, I really wanted the students to make a claim to their classroom. Some of my fabulous colleagues from the Manaiakalani Digital Teaching Academy gave me the idea for a learning journey waka populated by my students.
Each panel represents one year 7 student - the learning task was to represent the different people who support you on your learning journey. Each person was represented using a koru shape to symbolise new growth and strength. Each student also chose one word to describe themselves as a learner, and this is displayed on their waka paddle.
I have included the beginning stages of the display to showcase the process. Also to showcase how long it takes some students to complete learning tasks - this task was given out in week 5!
I look forward to showing off the completed waka - populated with our ever expanding group of students!