Education

Trick of the light

A favourite interactive display at Otago Museum’s Science Centre is Light Island, where you can play with colours and light to reflect it and refract it. This very cool experiment with light looks like an amazing magic trick! We are going to use light refraction …

Putting play first

Playcentre is a parent cooperative that offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to be involved with their child’s learning.  At Playcentre, adults play alongside their children. A child-centred programme based on your child’s fascinations, strengths, and interests allows you to encourage children as they interact …

Career talks with teens – setting the scene

Many parents will be familiar with the challenges of communicating effectively with teenagers. Here NATHAN WALLIS sheds light on how to set the scene for a constructive chat about the future. When your children reach their teens, you’ll need to help them start to make decisions …

Nature’s Playground

Elements Education broadens childrens’ mindsets, getting them outside with a wide array of nature-based play opportunities. The curriculum is prepared from a child development/sensory perspective as well as for education and fun! Elements are on a mission to support active, creative children engage in the …

Be with a Tree

Celebrate Kiwi Conservation Club’s annual Be with a Tree week this May. Be with a Tree 2021 will be the fourth year that this annual celebration of trees has taken place, with the aim being to encourage people to take a moment to celebrate the …

Super teen

LAETITIA TAN is a teenager with Down Syndrome who has made her dream of becoming a published author come true with the release of her first book, The Awesome Superheroes – The Bank Robbery. At just 18, Laetitia Tan has written and published her own superhero …

Sink or swim

The OTAGO MUSEUM shows you how to create your own model fish and helps you find out how these clever creatures move so smoothly in the water. Fish are remarkable animals; they can swim up and down through water with minimal effort. Have you ever tried …

The St Andrew’s difference

The vibrant co-educational learning environment for students in Years 1–3 at the St Andrew’s College Preparatory School, and adjacent Pre-school, provides an engaging, innovative, and above all happy experience for children in their early years of learning. Head of the junior department, Heather Orman, says …