Saturday, 6 August 2016

Back to School

It's great to be back at Wellesley and I can't wait to get started on trying out some of the new ideas and exciting programmes I've seen in different schools around New Zealand.

One of our major areas of focus is on developing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) within our whole school programme.  We're starting a Maker Monday with a STEM club held each Monday lunchtime.  We're also going to be running staff development sessions so that classes can begin to explore different possibilities and ways of integrating STEM into their classroom inquiries.

Although this is an American based clip, the ideas are still the same for us here in New Zealand.  This is a short clip giving you a bit more of an idea about what STEM is.