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Our Teacher Academy - advancing the model for 21C PD

AUGUST 15, 2017 / Articles
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Leading the change to a 21st Century global school

AUGUST 02, 2017 / Announcements
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Education Perfect Maths - 3rd in the world!

JULY 26, 2017 / Articles
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Initiative to enhance artisan culture impresses YES judges

JULY 10, 2017 / Articles
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Manawatu's sweet fundraiser for Neonatal Trust

JULY 10, 2017 / Articles
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Global team to work with the poor in Cambodia

JUNE 28, 2017 / Articles
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Education Perfect results - we are the best!

JUNE 20, 2017 / Articles

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Earth to Earth first in Canterbury YES

JUNE 20, 2017 / Articles
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Business challenge develops teamwork and brilliant ideas

MAY 26, 2017 / Articles
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First steps toward a global Language of Learning

MAY 02, 2017 / Articles
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Why it's good to be a Tall Poppy

APRIL 26, 2017 / Articles
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Learning to Learn with restorative practices

APRIL 19, 2017 / Articles
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Key learnings from a Remarkable Conference

MARCH 15, 2017 / Articles
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Relief for teachers in tough circumstances

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 / Announcements
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Can schools incubate awesomeness?

FEBRUARY 15, 2017 / Announcements
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Back to school advice from Sir John Jones

FEBRUARY 01, 2017 / Announcements
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Shift to innovative learning environments one of our greatest leaps

FEBRUARY 01, 2017 / Articles
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Westmount welcomes Karen Tui Boyes to lead the Teacher Academy

JANUARY 24, 2017 / Articles
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NZ and the new world of education

JANUARY 17, 2017 / Articles
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Gordon Poad will speak at the Leading Remarkable Learning education conference in Auckland and Christchurch in March 2017

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Student tops Open Polytechnic economics course

JANUARY 04, 2017 / Articles
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Market day raises $3000 for local charities

DECEMBER 20, 2016 / Articles
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Awards aplenty in our first year of Young Enterprise

NOVEMBER 29, 2016 / Articles
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A great online addition to Maths learning

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 / Articles
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A very successful visit to Mindlab

NOVEMBER 23, 2016 / Articles
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Making a difference in Cambodia

NOVEMBER 09, 2016 / Articles
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Olympic champions of self-directed learning

NOVEMBER 07, 2016 / Events
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How we're engaging learners with Thinking Routines

OCTOBER 30, 2016 / Articles
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Developing multiple competencies at Market Day

OCTOBER 14, 2016 / Events
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Funds flow to cyclone-struck schools in Fiji

OCTOBER 14, 2016 / Articles
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YES we are the toast of Tasman

OCTOBER 12, 2016 / Articles
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Achieving goals - with advice from Kiwi heroes

SEPTEMBER 28, 2016 / Articles
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Education Perfect proving to be an excellent tool

SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 / Articles
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Apollo Coffee brewing for national success

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 / Articles
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Learners today, leaders tomorrow

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 / Articles
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Continuous improvement in an education setting

SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 / Articles
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Crossing the boundaries of curricula, cohorts, and the Southern Ocean

SEPTEMBER 08, 2016 / Events
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Thanks ASB - a supporter who shares our belief in education

SEPTEMBER 02, 2016 / Articles
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Uni workshop brings advanced Chemistry in focus

SEPTEMBER 02, 2016 / Articles
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An incredible space to work in

AUGUST 18, 2016 / Events
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We proudly present our new Tasman Learning Centre - it's nothing like a classroom!

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Weighty results in beach cleanup

JULY 20, 2016 / Events
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Creative, collaborative and very cultural!

JULY 20, 2016 / Events
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Our Cultural Appreciation Day was a feast for all senses!

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Celebrating great teaching - Pene Finlayson

JULY 13, 2016 / Articles
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Canterbury students praise their Weaver of the Week for making learning fun with creativity.

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Self-directed learning development in a "perfect" world

JUNE 30, 2016 / Articles
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We are delighted with the way that Education Perfect and other technology integrations are enabling students on their learning journey.

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Life Flight fundraiser surpasses target

JUNE 24, 2016 / Articles
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Leading Remarkable Learning - Workshop 2017

JUNE 24, 2016 / Events

In March 2017, Westmount School proudly presents an outstanding opportunity for educators and leaders with a conference and masterclass featuring speakers including Sugata Mitra and Sir John Jones.

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On exchange in Argentina: The term of a lifetime

JUNE 15, 2016 / Articles
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Making new friends, learning more about yourself, and becoming a more reflective teacher - Mary Lindsay-Hughes' term in Argentina ticked plenty of boxes!

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Once again, we are a top-performing NCEA school

JUNE 15, 2016 / Announcements

Academic achievement for NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3 places Westmount School in the highest levels nationally

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Honouring the journey, and success

JUNE 15, 2016 / Events
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On graduation day, we recognise the achievements of top scholars, and celebrate the 13-year journey of our graduates

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What if you lived to be 100 years old?

JUNE 15, 2016 / Events
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Graduation Day Speech by Regional Principal Mr Phil Muir

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Funds flow for Red Heart Days

JUNE 03, 2016 / Events
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Students thrive in the pressure-cooker of business life

MAY 31, 2016 / Articles
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Magic Weaving and the pillars of leadership - a day with Sir John Jones

MAY 29, 2016 / Articles
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Preparing a feast for families in need

MAY 13, 2016 / Events
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Self-directed learning in our Auckland campus hub

APRIL 29, 2016 / Articles
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It’s exciting to be in an environment where you can ensure every child is progressing well with a strong focus on inquiry, which is real world learning

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Education that works now, and into the future

APRIL 19, 2016 / Articles
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Teaching at Westmount School means embracing the potential for Self-Directed Learning to prepare students for success in an unknown future.

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Sharing our journey with women education leaders

APRIL 12, 2016 / Articles
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Women Education Leaders gather in our Auckland Learning Centre to learn more about leadership

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New Learning Centre transforms Northland campus

APRIL 12, 2016 / Events
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Our Learning Centres are an important component of the Learning to Learn Framework, enabling students and teachers to work together in modern, collaborative and flexible spaces.

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Much to gain from learning about Lean

APRIL 01, 2016 / Articles
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Learning spaces that recognise there are many ways to learn

MARCH 24, 2016 / Events
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Hawkes Bay's new Learning Centre is opened with a fascinating insight into the neuroscientific foundations for its design

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Independent schools look to our innovation example

MARCH 16, 2016 / News
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Report from the Independent Schools of New Zealand event with MP Nikki Kaye.

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Teacher Development in Cultures of Thinking

MARCH 16, 2016 / News
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Insights from the Project Zero conference in Melbourne, where we heard from Harvard's leading researchers on learning and thinking.

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Young Enterprise Scheme tests our business potential

MARCH 10, 2016 / Articles
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OneSchool Awards encourage our students to be their very best

MARCH 01, 2016 / Announcements
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Be amazed by students’ classroom upgrades

FEBRUARY 23, 2016 / Articles
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Learning to Learn 2016

JANUARY 27, 2016 / Events
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Innovation years at Westmount among the best in a brilliant career

DECEMBER 22, 2015 / Articles
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What happens when a kiwi and a kangaroo exchange classrooms

DECEMBER 18, 2015 / Articles
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Creating the experience of a lifetime for teachers from the West Coast of NZ and Western Australia, who trade classrooms for a week.

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All together for a very good cause

DECEMBER 10, 2015 / Articles
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Of all the thousands of things we did to raise $125,000 for St John, the key word that describes the effort best is "FUN"

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Fundraising for St John - students raise $125,000

DECEMBER 03, 2015 / Announcements
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It may be the largest cheque ever presented by a school to a community organisation. Raising $125,000 has certainly been a huge effort by some 1700 students through campuses across New Zealand.

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Learning Sales Skills at School

SEPTEMBER 07, 2015 / Articles
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Westmount School conducted research and found that students who come out of the mainstream curriculum are not adequately prepared for the many diverse roles in business. They have developed a model for change, which includes the opportunity for students to learn, with practical experience, essential selling skills so that they can hit the ground running when they enter the workforce.

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