Defining friendship by SNC (and Aristotle)

Adding to our term one discussions around the concept of friendship, in Tuesday's philosophy circle, the 'Descartes' philosophy group were introduced to the philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC). Students were intrigued to discover that philosophers have done a lot of work around definitions and defining big concepts. In this session, we looked at Aristotle's way of defining... Continue Reading →

Critical conversations – cybersafety

In our recent 'critical conversations' sessions, we have been discussing being safe at school and online. The students have been participating in quizzes and games that provide scenarios, getting them to think about the appropriate responses. You may like to discuss these at home - click on the links below to see what the students... Continue Reading →

Week 6 and 7 – The Wrap Up

The last two weeks have included so much! Swimming! Conferencing! Workshops! So much writing and a long weekend too! Here are some highlights according to some of our student reporters (thanks to Gaston, Indi, Saul, Tilly and Peter)       Information Texts - By Gaston We have been researching to find out who was... Continue Reading →

Factors, multiples, primes…oh my!

The 'product' maths workshop has recently been learning about place value, number sequencing and investigating patterns within the number system. Students have been applying themselves and enjoying the challenges. Here are some of the problems that have been investigated: Week 5 - Factor investigation Can you identify and describe factors and multiples of whole numbers and... Continue Reading →

Humanitarians unite!

"Inquiry was a highlight today because we were learning about some new humanitarians – and I especially enjoyed working with some new friends. It was actually quite fun" (Gil) This week, students in SNC continued their inquiry into citizenship via community action and 'making a difference'. After writing an answer to the big question 'what's your... Continue Reading →

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