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May 2016

The Festival of Cultural Sharing

May 22nd, 2016|

On Friday we were invited to Fo Guang Temple. The whole school went along for a wonderful day of activities to celebrate The Festival of Cultural Sharing. We learnt about the 3Gs; Good thoughts, good words and good deeds as well as lots of facts about Buddha and the temple itself. What a fabulous day! […]

NZSL Week

May 16th, 2016|

In 2006, NZSL sign language became the third official language in New Zealand. Last week, Ormiston Primary School celebrated NZSL week 2016. It was a special occasion for all learners to learn more about Deaf people’s culture and identity.

Many of our learners enjoyed the benefits of being able to talk with their hands as they […]

Using Technology Better

May 3rd, 2016|

This term Ormiston proudly hosted the Using Technology Better conference. Educators from all over New Zealand gathered to learn how to best use technology with their students. Teams of educators, including Ormiston Learning Coaches, attended a variety of workshops ran by Google certified teachers Mike Reading from Australia and Alice Keeler from California. The workshops […]