Term 4 has just started and it is going to be a busy 9 weeks ahead of us! Some of our students will be starting new spin classes, others will be settling back into their routines, and we will be starting to think ahead towards a new year and all the excitement that comes with … Continue reading Term 4!
This week is going to be a bit different for our team. Instead of following our normal timetables, we will all be providing exam support for the practise NCEA exams for any student that has received SAC support. This is far more formal than any previous testing that we have done before, which is why these … Continue reading Getting Ready for the Practise NCEA Exams – SAC Support
We have always had a strong team bond within our Supported Learning Team, but over the last couple of weeks I have learnt to really appreciate how lucky I am in work within such a supported environment. I've had to handle a few blows lately, the most recent was the passing of my Nana from a … Continue reading Team Support
Last night our school had an Open Evening for any potential students and parents to come and check out what our school is all about. We work a lot differently than other schools so it can seem quite daunting to anyone not familiar with this new way of delivering education. Our roles as Supported Learning … Continue reading Open Evening and the Supported Learning Team 2017
It took a little while, but I finally have a blogsite dedicated to my photography! It is a little bit small at the moment, but as I grow, so will my site. Feel free to follow me at Azura Skies Photography and on twitter @azura_skies. Very excited!
Finally got my Photography Twitter account up and running!!!!! (only took 2 weeks and many emails to get there.....) Success is mine!!!!
Today is Support Staff Day! My school provided a very nice morning tea for all of us. It is good to be recognised for our contributions within the education sector, and I'd like to give a big shout out to all the Support Staff out there - the receptionists, teacher's aides, cleaners, assistants and everyone … Continue reading Happy Support Staff Day!
During lunch today I decided to sit down and work out some of my next steps to move forward on setting up my photography blog, and felt that I should set up a twitter account. Easy right? I managed to get my user name (yay!), added an image to my profile (easy done), and then … Continue reading Personal Goal: Photography Website Twitter Fail……
It's already week 3 and it has been a good start to Term 2. We have settled in nicely and there is more of a flow going on compared to last term. It is looking to be a busy term though! We have a few sessions of training booked in, as well as STAP Meetings … Continue reading Professional Development: SAC
First step towards my goals complete! Introducing my colourful little notebook that I will be using to jot down my observations and thoughts throughout the day. Feeling pretty pleased with myself at the moment 🙂
Today marks the first day back for Term 2, and I have gone over my goals and looked at what my next steps will be. In my last post, I had noted that I was having a bit of trouble working towards my goals - mostly because of time constraints - so I have broken … Continue reading Term 2 – Goals Revised
So we we are now at the end of Term 1 and it time to check in with my goals! I will admit, it probably isn't going to look too good at the moment as this term has been pretty full on. Some weeks it felt like I was just clinging to the edge of … Continue reading Goals Check In Term 1
It's official - I have graduated!!!! My Diploma of Photography arrived in the mail the other day, and is now hanging up on my wall. Was very excited to be able to use the frame I brought for it finally! It took a while to finally get to this point - it ended up taking 18 … Continue reading Personal Goal: Photography – Graduated!
This year I had decided to participate in Shave for a Cure to help raise funds for Leukeamia NZ. I had wanted to write a couple of blog posts during the last month I that had been fundraising, but things have been a bit full on this term, so I have been a bit behind … Continue reading Shave for a Cure 2017
Module 11 was all about the Final 6 - the start of building your portfolio. It was also the final assignment that needed to be submitted for the course. I was required to choose a particular field that I felt I was strong in, and submit my 6 best photos that I felt showed a … Continue reading Personal Goal: Photography – Module 11 Complete!
This year I have taken on a few more hours which has been requiring me to work with a larger group/whole class. Usually I work more on a 1:1 basis, so this has been a big step for me. I am naturally nervous when it come to working in larger groups and approaching people so … Continue reading Celebrating a Small Success
The start of this term has been pretty full on, but somehow I managed to create my first goals for this year. As I noted in my reflection from my last goals, I had decided to continue using this particular method of setting my goals. Once again the felt tips made their appearance as I … Continue reading Goal Setting -Term 1 2017
Before I start to work on my new goals for the year, I thought it would be good to look back at my previous goals and the processes that I have explored and reflect on how I have gone over the last few months. The Goal Setting Process At the beginning of my blog I … Continue reading Reflection – Goals 2016
It's that time of the year again! Today marks the first full day back at work for me. I won't lie: I have spent a lot of time staring longingly out the window at the beautiful summer day wishing for just one more day.... but it does feel good to be back. We will be … Continue reading And It Starts!
Nearly there! Module 10 was all about reflection - what are your strengths? What do you want to improve? Where would you like to be and how could you go about achieving it? For the ones who would like to go professional, there was also questions designed to help you to start building up your … Continue reading Personal Goal: Photography – Module 10 Complete!