Talents put to work
Junior students at Tamatea High School recently spent a day working on a project of their choice, working together in groups to explore a big idea, says principal Robibn Fabish.
“Those with a musical talent met up to discuss how they could do something worthwhile with their musical abilities.”
A brainstorming session explored ideas and the group decided to go busking and use the proceeds to support kids in need through the KidsCan foundation. Ahuriri Business Hub’s Now Phone and Broadband company paved the way with the business hub tenants and cafe´ diners able to enjoy performances. Afterwards, the students evaluated their venture and decided next time if groups spread around town when a cruise ship visited, it would raise more money for KidsCan.
Year 9 dean and Project Day organiser Josie Burdon was thrilled with the outcome of the day.
“We had students making Christmas baking which was delivered to elderly in the community, another group visited significant historical sites past the airport, we had some learning hip-hop dancing and everything in between. It was a great way to explore authentic learning that students were really motivated by. We’re looking to expand the model so that it becomes a regular part of what we do at Tamatea.”
Tamatea High School Year 10 students Isaac HanaraKing, Montana-Rose Perry and Jayden Te Wairua.