2017 is well and truly underway and already, one month into the new year, I'm feeling that this year will be tough. Moving into Year 12 at Hobsonville Point Secondary School, I'm more excited than ever. A new year brings new challenges and I'm always up for a good challenge. But the real challenge for… Continue reading Should You Stay? Or Should You Go?
It's hard to believe that 2016 will be over in the next coming weeks; what a year it's been! I've developed so much as a leader, follower and even as a learner in this past year it's actually quite amazed me. Looking back on all that I've done and achieved is quite special. I never… Continue reading End of Year Celebration – 2016
For the 2016 EdBookNZ project, in collaboration with Connected Educators Month, I was approached by Sonya Van Schaijik to write an education focused blog post. This year I am honoured to be representing the student voice within education, something that I am passionate about and have devoted a lot of my time to with Student… Continue reading Learners as Creators
Motorsport is a very strong passion within our family. I am very passionate about it too. I am proud to be continuing the Anderson name in New Zealand motorsport. Not through physical racing, but through the simulation kind. At the start of the year, I debuted in my first ever race at the Hyper Stimulator… Continue reading Preparing for the Real World
As part of the Hobsonville Point Secondary School learning structure, project-based learning is a common thread for students wanting to expand their knowledge outside of school. Connecting with partners and collaborating with external partners outside of school enables students to seek potential learning in the real world. This following blog post is a "Final Look"… Continue reading Reflecting on HPSS Projects
If someone told me at the start of this year that I would have directed a Stage Challenge piece for 35 of my fellow students at my school, I would have told them they'd be dreaming and to stop saying such nonsense. But that's exactly what I did!! I'm not going to go on about what… Continue reading The Journey of Stage Challenge 2016
What is the power of words? The power to give opinions, voice, ideas and stories to benefit and accelerate people's understandings? We all have our own unique perspectives on definitions and this is my understanding of it. The same goes for education in New Zealand. Change is currently in the heart of the development of… Continue reading The Power of Words