Waitakere College : Waitakere College Yearbook Sample 2015
PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH 2015 has seen yet another busy year in the PE and Health Departments. Firstly we welcomed Shauna Veitch who covered Roxanne Foreman who was still on Maternity leave for the first 3 terms, and Kendall Harrington who covered Keryn Carberry at the start of the year because of his involvement in running Cricket World Cup. Kendall stayed on after Carbo’s return as we had a surplus of classes to staff. As usual the PE & Health Departments organised several major events. Athletics, Swimming Sports, Sports Awards dinner, Year 9 EOTC, Year 10 Camp, and Big Day In. These events are crucial to the overall feeling of community in our school and are a big deal on the school’s annual calendar. A big thanks to all those who chipped in and made these events successful. The main teaching staff involved with these subjects in 2015 were Keryn Carberry, Shauna Veitch, Marty Hannan, Leon Margan (also Year 10 Dean), Liam Mulrooney (Director of Sport and teacher), Mark Revill, Kendall Harrington, Roxanne Foreman (returning in Term 4, 2015), Terry McArdle, Olivia Fugmann (Head of Manawanui House and Asst HOD of PE & Health), June Tai Tin (HOD Health) and Philip Brain (HOD Physical Education). Thanks to everyone who helped out in these Departments and the events we oversaw in 2015! 48 MATHEMATICS E-LEARNING 2015 has been our pilot year for BYOD at Waitakere College. On an ordinary day we could have a Year 13 Calculus lesson discovering the effects of changing variables in a trig function using the Graph software, or to find intersection points using the trusty graphics calculator. Year 11s and 12s analysing data using iNZight and a lesson on Blendspace for Year 9s, a Kahoot quiz with the Year 10s, or just using google sheets to collate data with the Year 13 stats classes. In line with our development into using technology to teach and assess, we were very proud to be part of the pilot eMCAT in conjunction with Education Perfect and NZQA. MATHS WEEK This year marks the beginning of a new tradition at Waitakere College. The Maths Week Celebration! We had daily challenges published in the bulletin through the week and some curious puzzles for students to ponder over in the library. The highlight of Maths Week this year was definitely our very own version of Mathletics. Students had to answer questions in teams of four and then, in order to get them marked, obstacles were placed along the track to make things a little bit more interesting. Students had to go under a beam, over a vault box, crawl under a net and also jump through some tyres. MATHEX After many Wednesday morning practises, on August the 26th Mrs West and Mrs Catchpole took two Year 9 and two Year 10 teams to the Mathex competition at the ASB Stadium in Kohimarama. All teams gave their all and received great scores with one Year 9 team getting our highest team score ever in the College’s participation history at Mathex. Thanks to Year 13 students Brett Dudley and Tiffany Chen for their help with the practise sessions.
Waitakere College Yearbook Sample 2016