What’s happening in Fonuamalu Syndicate?

Team Fonuamalu events for Term 2

School Assembly Week 6- Tongan dance.

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Fundraising Bake sale.

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Room 29 students are learning to use SOLO Taxonomy maps in their writing to do a self/peer assessment for their learning against the Literacy Learning Progressions and set their next learning steps.

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As part of their Inquiry Learning Topic on CHANGE- students are looking at the chemical change. They are learning about the DNA Fingerprinting, making slime and some other interesting experiments.

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For DMIC OR Pasifika Bobbie Maths, Students are learning to use different strategies and their metacognition skills to solve various problems collaboratively.

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In Term 1,  Team Fonuamalu had the pleasure of  inviting over to our school,  Renee Liang to conduct a Creative Writing Workshop with the students in our syndicate.

A Second-generation Chinese Kiwi, Renee is  a poet, playwright, fiction writer, paediatrician and medical researcher-as described by NZ Herald : Paediatrician by day, poet and playwright by night.  She is a multidisciplinary artist, having written in many genres including short and long fiction, poetry, theatre, non-fiction, blogging and arts journalism.

The  main aim of this workshop was to inspire all the students in Fonuamalu Syndicate and to show them that writing is a process and it improves with effort. It was also to enable students to succeed in a variety of writing tasks and to build on their already developing writing skills in their own classrooms. IMG_3730IMG_3723IMG_3720IMG_3725IMG_3733IMG_3728IMG_3732