Hillmorton Network News promotes South Library

HNN (Hillmorton Network News) is a specialised schools programme run by South Learning Centre, an initiative being trialled in 2014.  It is a television venture run by Hillmorton Year 7 and 8 student group to ‘Celebrate Success‘.  Hillmorton’s new school Years 7 to 13 is showcased, student achievement celebrated in the classroom, on the field, in the art room and within the community.

Students  work alongside school staff to integrate H.N.N requirements within curriculum time to produce material for each broadcast. Students meet with South Learning staff for guidance  to learn production, scripting, technical skills and how to compile all features, reports and news into a production.

Student reporters report on weekend sport, local school news, community events and international news.  Library news, promotions and activities have regular slots within episodes.

SLC staff assist students learning how to conduct interviews, promotions and reviews for their broadcasts.  iMovie is used for final presentations, digital video cameras for recording interviews, green screen for backdrops and iPad apps to encourage public speaking. Check out our latest broadcast.

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In our Learning Centre, students experience e-learning programmes aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum document. These programmes provide learning in a technology-rich environment and the teaching within these programmes keep abreast with the latest teaching philosophies and strategies.

If you are interested in working with us to tailor an existing programme or work alongside us please contact us phone 941 5140 or email learningcentre@ccc.govt.nz

More Flipping Go Carts at South Learning Centre

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In our Learning Centre, students experience e-learning programmes aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum document. These programmes provide learning in a technology-rich environment and the teaching within these programmes keep abreast with the latest teaching philosophies and strategies.

If you are interested in working with us to tailor an existing programme or work alongside us  please contact us Tel: 941 5140 or  Learningcentre@ccc.govt.nz

 

Flipping Go Carts with South Learning Centre

Horizons go carts was a collaborative project with Totara Primary School, Oamaru, Opawa Primary and Paparoa Street School. It excited everyone because it had so many fun elements to it.

Firstly students were given a design brief, examples, YouTube clips to discover various go cart models before the class actually started. This pattern continued with students receiving information/ tutorial notes via Google Docs the week prior to each class.

The classroom was flipped upside down…well not literally, but the method of teaching was. The flipped classroom is an educational term which inverts traditional teaching methods, delivering instruction online outside the classroom, making use of 24/7 access to internet and making contact student hours educationally richer.

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After creating a rubber band powered go cart from recycled materials students then designed their model in Trimble Sketch Up (a 3D software programme). The best voted design was 3D printed.

With help from Science Alive,  students built Lego go carts and learned how to programme them to complete challenges using touch sensors and ultra sonic sensors.

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Students have kept an e-diary to share their go cart journey including photos, adaptations, videos of fair testing and their Skype ebuddies ideas and opinions.

The grand finale of the programme was a go cart Grand Prix for all schools via Skype!

Watch out for more ‘flipping’ classrooms!
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In our Learning Centre, students experience e-learning programmes aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum document. These programmes provide learning in a technology-rich environment and the teaching within these programmes keep abreast with the latest teaching philosophies and strategies.

If you are interested in working with us to tailor an existing programme or work alongside us please contact us phone 941 5140 or email learningcentre@ccc.govt.nz

Hillmorton Network News (HNN) celebrate success in our community

HNN is a Y7/8 student TV Crew who script, cut and edit their own footage to share and celebrate successful moments within their school, Hillmorton High School, and their community.

Please check it out and comment as HNN students will value your feedback.

Celebrating Samoan Language Week

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Talofa lava everyone! Yesterday we had a great Storytime session at the Upper Riccarton Library celebrating Samoan Language Week. Make sure you check out our next two sessions at South Library (Thursday 29th May at 10am) and Aranui Library (Thursday 29th May at 11.15am).

Omai uma! Everyone welcome!

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Code Club at Upper Riccarton Learning Centre

The first Code Club was a roaring success! Students started off learning Scratch, a basic introduction to computer programming. Watch out for more Code Clubs in other Learning Centres.

Classes and courses at libraries and learning centres

South Learning CentreOur libraries and learning centres are busy places. We have a range of courses – for adults during the day, and kids after school.

See our Learning Centre events and our Classes and events calendar.

You can browse our After school programmes.

Science alive sessions kick off for this term this week too!

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Here is a selection of some of the classes you can try:

Computers and Coffee

Beginning Computer Skills @ South Learning Centre – Monday 12 May, 11am – 12.30pm

Beyond Beginners @South Learning Centre – Wednesday 14 May, 9am – 10.30am

 

iPad Classes

Introduction to iPads @ South Learning Centre – Tuesday 11 March, 1pm – 2.30pm

Beyond Beginners @ South Learning Centre – Friday 16 May, 9am – 10.30am

 

Computer Drop in Sessions

South Learning Centre –Wednesday 14 May, 2.30pm – 3.30pm

 

After School Programmes at South Learning Centre

Girlszone – Monday 12 May, 3.30pm – 5pm

Workshop Club – Tuesday 13 May, 3.30pm – 5pm

eBook Club – Wednesday 14 May, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Gamezone – Friday 16 May, 3.30pm – 4.30pm

 

Contact us for more information.

South Learning Centre Term 1 highlights

South Learning Centre’s eBook Club students are still buzzing with all their Random Acts Of Kindness activities throughout the term.

They created bookmarks with inspirational messages and secretly placed them into random books around South Library just to make customers smile.

Little chocolate gifts were given to strangers to brighten their days and a book drive resulted in over 200 books, book voucher and gifts (watches, t-shirts and diaries), which were donated to a local low decile primary school.

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Random Acts Of Kindness II

South Learning Centre holiday highlights

Our first ever Minecraft Craft Holiday Programme – including 3D printing, Sketch Up to design keyrings, Huma beads of Minecraft characters, Printcraft to design students own buildings, Tinkercad to design and 3D print jewellery and electronics to make a Redstone light.

Wicked!

Keep your eyes peeled for more afterschool and holiday programmes at your library.

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Nunchucks and Chinese New Year celebrations at South Learning Centre eBook Club

The South Learning Centre eBook Club were totally inspired by staff member Yang Song. His knowledge, skill and expertise of Chinese New Year, Martial Arts and nunchucks had the children mesmerised.

He explained the harmony between control, the body and skill to ensure that the nunchucks were used for meditation and self discipline rather than weaponry and combat.

Each child made their own nunchucks and learned some difficult coordination skills. Together Yang and the children performed in front of a library audience full of parents, staff and other library customers.