Oct
23
8:45 AM08:45

Y3 Weka - Outdoor Challenge - Botanical Gardens

Big ideas

Big experiences

This programme is a brilliant way to introduce your class to the great outdoors, Kiwi-style! 

Students learn about keeping safe and having fun through practical hands-on activities. They have a go at pitching tents and cooking sausages, get the low-down on tramping, orienteering, and what to do if things go wrong. Team building opportunities a plenty! 

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Oct
24
8:45 AM08:45

Y3 Weka - Outdoor Challenge - Botanical Gardens

Big ideas

Big experiences

This programme is a brilliant way to introduce your class to the great outdoors, Kiwi-style! 

Students learn about keeping safe and having fun through practical hands-on activities. They have a go at pitching tents and cooking sausages, get the low-down on tramping, orienteering, and what to do if things go wrong. Team building opportunities a plenty! 

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Y4 Kotuku - Mindlab @ MOTAT
Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

Y4 Kotuku - Mindlab @ MOTAT

3D Design & Printing

Robotics

The Mind Lab offers award-winning science, tech and discovery learning experiences from a custom-built lab at MOTAT.

The Mind Lab formed in 2013 with a mission to encourage young people to get excited by science and technology. We look at new ways of learning and collaborating whilst using digital tools to extend students’ knowledge. We encourage children to enquire, investigate and experiment through hands-on, creative learning methods.

 THE MIND LAB PHILOSOPHY:

Our core philosophy celebrates learning through failure, learning by doing, and empowering young people to lead their own educational journeys.

The digital world is advancing faster than ever before. We recognise the need to prepare and teach students to be flexible, adaptable and technically skilled for a world that is increasingly digital and specialised. Young people need to be encouraged to make critical and meaningful connections with contemporary knowledge, concepts and ideas.

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Y4 Kotuku - Mindlab @ MOTAT
Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Y4 Kotuku - Mindlab @ MOTAT

3D Design & Printing

Robotics

The Mind Lab offers award-winning science, tech and discovery learning experiences from a custom-built lab at MOTAT.

The Mind Lab formed in 2013 with a mission to encourage young people to get excited by science and technology. We look at new ways of learning and collaborating whilst using digital tools to extend students’ knowledge. We encourage children to enquire, investigate and experiment through hands-on, creative learning methods.

 THE MIND LAB PHILOSOPHY:

Our core philosophy celebrates learning through failure, learning by doing, and empowering young people to lead their own educational journeys.

The digital world is advancing faster than ever before. We recognise the need to prepare and teach students to be flexible, adaptable and technically skilled for a world that is increasingly digital and specialised. Young people need to be encouraged to make critical and meaningful connections with contemporary knowledge, concepts and ideas.

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Y4 Kotuku - Mindlab @ MOTAT
Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Y4 Kotuku - Mindlab @ MOTAT

3D Design & Printing

Robotics

The Mind Lab offers award-winning science, tech and discovery learning experiences from a custom-built lab at MOTAT.

The Mind Lab formed in 2013 with a mission to encourage young people to get excited by science and technology. We look at new ways of learning and collaborating whilst using digital tools to extend students’ knowledge. We encourage children to enquire, investigate and experiment through hands-on, creative learning methods.

 THE MIND LAB PHILOSOPHY:

Our core philosophy celebrates learning through failure, learning by doing, and empowering young people to lead their own educational journeys.

The digital world is advancing faster than ever before. We recognise the need to prepare and teach students to be flexible, adaptable and technically skilled for a world that is increasingly digital and specialised. Young people need to be encouraged to make critical and meaningful connections with contemporary knowledge, concepts and ideas.

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Y4 Kotuku - "Whetu & Nick"
Aug
6
8:45 AM08:45

Y4 Kotuku - "Whetu & Nick"

The Quest for the Lost Map of Captian James Cook

Drama   |  Years 1-8

In line with the 250th year commemorating of the arrival of James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand.

250 Years ago, in 1769, Captain James Cook sailed the Endeavour, navigating and drawing an extraordinary map of New Zealand, a map so accurate that it is still cherished today. But what if this map was blown away by the mischievous god of weather Tawhirimatea?

Whetū & Nick tells an original tale of a young Maori girl and a cabin boy who set out in search of Cook’s map, a flying kite and their wa kainga. Along the way they discover their cultural differences and similarities, their people’s voyages and their shared love of Aotearoa.  Their young lives will take a momentous turn as they go through the forest and find themselves atop a sacred maunga.

Whetū & Nick – a tale of following your heart and finding where you belong.

Whetū & Nick is a two-man act and live performance presented by Vodafone Events Centre and directed by Margaret-Mary Hollins.

Supported by the Ministry of Education’s Learning Experiences Outside The Classroom (LEOTC) programme in line with Tuia Encounters 250, the nationwide 250th year celebration of the first meetings between Māori and Europeans during James Cook and the Endeavour's 1769 voyage to Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Y5 Kakapo - Friends & Foes Botanical Garden
Jun
17
9:00 AM09:00

Y5 Kakapo - Friends & Foes Botanical Garden

Rooms 6 & 17

Big ideas
Big experiences

Fed up with bugs eating the veges in the garden before you do? Students learn to grow healthy plants that stand up to garden pests, leaving all the eating them for you! 

Students take a look at invertebrate food chains and life cycles. Then it's into the garden to compost, plant and look for what pests are lurking there. Students mix special concoctions to help combat the pests in your school garden. 

But no chemicals are used here... it's all natural!

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Y4 Kotuku - Friends & Foes Botanical Gardens
Jun
12
9:00 AM09:00

Y4 Kotuku - Friends & Foes Botanical Gardens

Rooms 5 & 7

Big ideas
Big experiences

Fed up with bugs eating the veges in the garden before you do? Students learn to grow healthy plants that stand up to garden pests, leaving all the eating them for you! 

Students take a look at invertebrate food chains and life cycles. Then it's into the garden to compost, plant and look for what pests are lurking there. Students mix special concoctions to help combat the pests in your school garden. 

But no chemicals are used here... it's all natural!

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Y4 Kotuku - Friends & Foes Botanical Gardens
Jun
11
9:00 AM09:00

Y4 Kotuku - Friends & Foes Botanical Gardens

Rooms 8, 9 & 10

Big ideas
Big experiences

Fed up with bugs eating the veges in the garden before you do? Students learn to grow healthy plants that stand up to garden pests, leaving all the eating them for you! 

Students take a look at invertebrate food chains and life cycles. Then it's into the garden to compost, plant and look for what pests are lurking there. Students mix special concoctions to help combat the pests in your school garden. 

But no chemicals are used here... it's all natural!

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Y5 Kakapo - Friends & Foes Botanical Gardens
Jun
6
9:00 AM09:00

Y5 Kakapo - Friends & Foes Botanical Gardens

Rooms 11 & 16

Big ideas
Big experiences

Fed up with bugs eating the veges in the garden before you do? Students learn to grow healthy plants that stand up to garden pests, leaving all the eating them for you! 

Students take a look at invertebrate food chains and life cycles. Then it's into the garden to compost, plant and look for what pests are lurking there. Students mix special concoctions to help combat the pests in your school garden. 

But no chemicals are used here... it's all natural!

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	 Middle School Production Matinee and Evening Showtimes
May
21
to 23 May

Middle School Production Matinee and Evening Showtimes

Rock Bottom tickets are now available to purchase from the office for $5 per person (adult or child).  The ticket price helps us to cover the many different expenses in putting on a show of the highest possible calibre in our newly renovated hall. We have an allocation of 6 tickets per child. Tickets are on sale until 10 May, after then you may purchase additional tickets if any are available.   

We are pleased to announce that the show will be recorded and put on YouTube, so this will save you holding up cameras!

Please note:

  • Everyone needs a ticket except the performers themselves (they will be backstage).  Babies and toddlers (up to 3) that sit on your lap won’t need a ticket.

  • Parents with children in both cast 1 and 2 only need to pay for one cast (ie. pay for cast 1 tickets and receive equal amount of  free tickets for cast 2 tickets).

  • Children will need to be dropped to their classroom 20-30 minutes before the show.

  • Please send one person to collect your child from the dome straight after the show.

  • The show lasts approximately 80 minutes with no half time.

  • Show 1 Cast 1 (Tues 21 May  @ 11 am)     x ______ tickets @ $5 each

  • Show 2 Cast 1 (Tues 21 May  @ 5 pm) x ______ tickets @ $5 each

  • Show 3 Cast 2 (Tues 21 May @ 7 pm)      x ______ tickets @ $5 each

  • Show 4 Cast 2 (Thurs 23 May @ 11 am     x ______ tickets @ $5 each

  • Show 5 Cast 2 (Thurs 23 May @ 5 pm)     x ______ tickets @ $5 each

  • Show 6 Cast 1 (Thurs 23 May @ 7 pm)    x ______ tickets @ $5 each

    Thank you for your support in Cockle Bay’s Middle School Production : Rock Bottom, your children are so proud and I’m sure you will be too!

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