Monday, February 11, 2019

BANQER - Interest and Tax

Last week we introduced Banqer to the students. Each week they will receive a salary of $300. They can also earn money for class jobs, doing awesome work, having a great attitude and showing our school values. 

Just like in real life, the students are expected to pay weekly expenses e.g. use of classroom resources and WIFI, which will cost them $60. The students have an everyday account as well as a savings account to encourage them to think about savings and interest. 

Today we looked at tax and interest - what is it and why? We discussed what our taxes pay for, such as public parks, schools and hospitals. The students learnt about interest and how this can be compounded. Lots of new things to learn but it's a good start! 




Friday, February 8, 2019

POD TREATY

This week we sat down as a pod and brainstormed what a Treaty was and why we needed one. It tied in nicely with the Treaty of Waitangi as we discussed with the students about how this came about. Why do we need one? What do we need to include? The students came up with the following key words: Collaborative, Caring, Fair, Responsible, Reliable, Respectful, Friendly, Supportive, Helpful, Inclusive, Trustworthy, Kind, Responsive. We also agreed to 'Respect our Values.'



Friday, February 1, 2019


Welcome back to Term 1 2019! We are excited to be meeting our wonderful students on Monday and hearing all about their holidays!

We are looking forward to sharing our learning with you throughout the year, so please keep an eye on our Blog. 



BANQER - Interest and Tax

Last week we introduced Banqer to the students. Each week they will receive a salary of $300. They can also earn money for class jobs, doin...