October 2016

LH2 is Feeling Clucky!

October 20th, 2016|

School Chickens

In term 3, LH2 had the opportunity to incubateand hatch baby chicks in the habitat lead by Miss Morgan. We had a variety of different eggs, some were even green! The learners thought that maybe the green eggs would be boys and the brown/white eggs would be girls, but we had to wait to […]

April 2016

Little Bo Peep!

April 3rd, 2016|

The Learners in LH2 and LH4 were treated to a really immersive learning experience in Week 9 when Little Bo Beeps (http://littlebopeeps.co.nz/) travelling petting zoo visited our school.  The learners were able to interact with a range of animals including:

a pig with 11 piglets
a rescued battery hen
a donkey
a pony
a calf
a goat
a rabbit
2 alpacas

The learners learned […]

October 2015

Pirate Week & Animal Onesie Day

October 22nd, 2015|

The learners in LH4 and LH2 had an amazing ‘Pirate Week’ of learning which culminated in a fun dress up day and a wicked treasure hunt!  Learners enjoyed their pirate ship and the themed approach to their learning and surroundings!  In Habitat 1, they had an animal onesie day with a gold coin donation.  This […]

July 2015

OrmPS Learners Present…themselves!

July 3rd, 2015|

Learner Led Conferences: 

In addition to the reports which our Learning Coaches for the learners who have been with us since Term 1 (available online in the learner’s learning pathway), all learners and their families had an individual  ‘Learner Led Conference’ in Week 11 with a Learning Coach. Thanks to all the families that attended their […]

May 2015

LH2 goes moo!

May 15th, 2015|

It was fantastic to see the first learning adventure occurring outside of our school on Friday, despite of the weather. Learning Habitat 2 learners visited a working farm in Clevedon as a part of their investigations into ‘making connections’. My thanks to both the learners and the parents that helped on Friday. It is great […]

LIFE Education

May 7th, 2015|

The Life Education Mobile Classroom was on-site on May 4-5th. The classroom is air-conditioned and equipped with sight, sound and aroma technologies and three-dimensional film technology that make learning in the mobile classrooms, a fascinating experience.

All learners had two sessions in the classroom with the Life Education educator. The topic that the educator […]

April 2015

Learning Pathways- connecting with families

April 21st, 2015|

Every learner at OrmPS has a Learning Pathway (all our staff too!).  You may know these better as ‘ePortfolios’ but to us they are much more than that.  The Learning Pathways are a place to put artefacts of learning, but they are also a place for learners to reflect, assessments to be held, learning coaches […]

February 2015

googlios – our Learning Pathways

February 2nd, 2015|

We are very excited to share that each of our learners will be using an ePortfolio at Ormiston Primary School which we call their Learning Pathway.  Each Learning Coach will have one as well.  This is the place for learners and learning coaches to share achievements and record experiences as they grow within Ormiston Primary […]

Fun with Furnware Furniture

February 2nd, 2015|

On Tuesday, January 27th, we had our first opportunity as Learning Coaches to explore OrmPS and our Learning Habitats. It was great to see the development of the site and just how close we are to day one! One of the most important aspects of our visit was to move the amazing new Furnware Furniture […]