‘Whiriwhiria ngä mea ki te tupu ake’ – Choose options that will help you grow!

 

Learners at Maidstone Intermediate experience three options per year; one per term to further develop and enhance their skills and talents. We aim to increase life opportunities for learners and this is just one aspect in achieving this.
 
Below you will see a descrip[tion of all the options that have been offered in 2018. 

 

       

Maidstone Options 2018: Selection Information

Recreational & Crafts (List A)

Name of Option

Teacher’s Name

Max # of students

Blurb About Option

Girls’ Self Defence

Miss Fraser

20

Do you want to learn techniques and skills to defend yourself?  Do you want to learn ways to keep yourself safe? This is a girl’s-only option where the focus is on self-defence and personal safety.  You will be taught by a qualified instructor from Upper Hutt Self Defence.

Moviemaker

Mr Kneepkens

25

Ever wondered how animations are made? Fancy yourself as NZ’s next Peter Jackson? Then this is the option for you! In 8 sessions you will learn how to create animated vignettes and share them with friends and family. No previous experience necessary.  

Soft Toy Making

Mrs Baines/Mrs Park

25

Learn new skills and put them to practical use by making gifts and toys for yourself and your family members. You will be taught basic hand sewing and needlecraft and have a wide variety of choices of toys to make and take home. It’s easy and fun!

Hip Hop Option

Miss Finnigan

20

If you are into Hip-Hop music or dance, you’ll love this option! First we will learn about where Hip Hop culture all started. In the weeks to follow you will learn from a professional Hip Hop choreographer, and then have a go at putting together your own dance fit for the stage!

Tukutuku Panels

Ms Winiata

23

Tukutuku panels are an ancient and beautiful Maori art form.  Students will take a brief look at the history of Tukutuku panel making; the significance of traditional patterns, materials and colours.  They will then design and weave an original Tukutuku panel to take home.


Not suitable for students who took this option last year

       Laser whakairo

Mr Solia

20

Use the design process and digital tools to engrave your artwork designs.   

Maidstone Today

Miss Watson/Mrs Mitchell

25

Be a part of the Maidstone News Crew that put together the 2018 Yearbook.  You will learn to write an interesting article, how to interview people, how to take good photographs and graphic design!!! ( would be great if you have your own chromebook or laptop….but not compulsory)

 

Curriculum Development (List B)

Name of Option

Teacher’s Name

Max # of students

Blurb About Option

How your Body Works

& Working your Body

Ms Dee

25

Would you like to understand more about how your body works?  This option is a mixture of theory and practical activities that explore your anatomy and how your bodies work.  We will also be working our bodies through a series of muscle/cardiac specific physical activities.

Not suitable for students who took this option last year.

Virtual Business

Mr Reid

25

Learn how to use Google Sheets (and Microsoft Excel) to set up and run your own virtual business enterprise. Imagine that you are starting a new café in a busy tourist area, or you are a dairy farmer with 200 cows, or you manufacture high-tech skateboards or designer clothing for the export market. You will create a business scenario including all your costs and income. You will factor in changes as they occur: a drought; an increase in tourist numbers; a rise in the cost of materials… how will these changes affect your business? Will you survive or will you go bust? If you wish, you can develop your virtual business into a game, complete with scenario cards and player options. It's your choice!

Rocket Science

Mr Robinson

20

Have you ever heard someone say “It’s not rocket science”? Well this is rocket science!!!  You will learn the physics of what makes rockets work. You will use open source software to design your own rockets, and then actually build them. We will build and launch water rockets with in built recovery systems. You will design and build a real model rocket. The group who can achieve the highest apogee (height above the ground), and then safely land their rocket, will hopefully enter the New Zealand rocketry competition. If you are creative, careful and can think for yourself, then choose ROCKET SCIENCE. Check out this link to see a rocket built by students in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkK_ke48a7M

MAD

Mr Hinton

16

TheMAD programme is looking for students who excel, show promise and commitment as an athlete and as a student. You will be a role model to other students and an example of a successful MIS student in all areas of the school. The programme will aim to teach students how to achieve higher in the areas which they show talent and skill. Effort and commitment to school work and appropriate behaviour around the school are first priorities for MAD members. If there are any issues in these areas you may be removed from the programme.

Zoology

Mrs Moka

25

Explore a variety of animals from around the world, looking at their behaviours, habitats and place in the food chain. We will start off by looking at some animals at the top of the food chain; apex predators!  Students will also design and create an animal habitat to take home.


Not suitable for students who took this option last year

 Baker Brownie

Mrs Brown

20

Tasty and fun baking for all!

Librarian

Ms McCracken

10

Explore the mysteries of the Library.  Look behind the pages of Fiction. Develop your skills with Non-Fiction for great enquiry results.

Not suitable for students who took this option last year.

Creative Writing With A Twist

Mr Wells

25

Do you love writing? Or are you wanting to discover a new passion. Creative writing is not just about writing it is about exploring your senses and developing your ideas so you can communicate your creative self. Come along and see where your imagination can take you. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Languages & Culture (List C)

Name of Option

Teacher’s Name

Max # of students

Blurb About Option

Mandarin

Mr Reid

25

Mandarin is one of the languages spoken in China.  Learn some simple greetings and introductions and find out about the Chinese Culture; their customs, cuisine (food), festivals, and other facts about the people who speak Mandarin. Year 8s may not wish to repeat this option.

Japanese

Miss Mills

25

Stage 1 Japanese: Kon nichi wa.  Find out about Japan - the language, the country, the culture, customs and cuisine (food).

Choir

Mrs Hurle

25

An option in which the group will commit to the activity for the entire year in an effort to build up an excellent performance group who will be available to showcase student talent.

Te Reo M?ori

Matua Pat

22

Learn simple commands, greetings, pronunciation, words, sentences, customs, games &  crafts of the M?ori culture. Our main goal is for students to be able to introduce yourself in M?ori.

Sign Language

Mrs Owczarek

25

Come along and learn the basics of New Zealand Sign Language – an official language of New Zealand! You will learn the basic signs and be able to interact with others in a new way. A great skill to have!

 



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