Thursday, March 24, 2016

Whare Tapa Wha and our School Values


Today in Room 7 for Inquiry we looked at Whare Tapa Wha and our School Values. We looked at our new school value AKO and how the  4 dimensions of Whare Tapa Wha- (Taha Hinengaro-Mental and Emotional well being; Taha Tinana-Physical Well being; Taha Whanau-Social Well being and Taha Wairua; Spiritual Well being) can affect our learning, our AKO and how they relate to each other.

Firstly, we began the lesson with a video. The children were asked to watch the video and then when the video was finished they were asked to say which School Values they saw in the video and how it was shown.
Here is the video below:

I was amazed at the children's responses. They said they saw all our School Values in the video. Some examples were: Caring for others, showing tolerance, showing kindness, showing Ako, working together. 

We then went onto looking at the Whare Tapa Wha model which means "The Four Sided House or Building". We talked as as class about how these 4 dimensions are significant to our well being and that if one was missing then we would be off balance- or the house would fall down because one wall has collapsed.

The children then got into their groups and as a group they talked about how the 4 dimensions of Whare Tapa Wha can affect our Ako (Learning).

As a whole class we collated all our finding and created a google drawing about how Whare Tapa Wha can impact our Ako. 

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