Learning at Omakere

Contemporary Experiences, Innovative Opportunities

Contemporary teaching is best defined as the implementation of learning activities which draw upon students' experiences, both in and out of the classroom, thus helping them to recognize that they are developing specific skills which they perceive to be significant for the world outside of school as they see it. 

Home Learning Grid 2023.docx

Home Learning Grid 2023

Agri kids 2022

🚜 2022 AGRIKIDS 🚜

This morning two Omakere teams took part in the Agrikids competition held in Waipukurau.  

Zak, George and Toby - the Omakere Drafters and Madi, Caitlyn and James - The Omakere Shepherds represented their school and families with pride and confidence.  They took part in 7 modules.  Topics included - Irrigation NZ - identifying where in NZ food is grown with irrigation,  Beef & Lamb - calculate the area of feed required to feed a small mob of Hereford heifers, FMG - working together to land risk balls in the right Buckets of Risk, Honda - bike safety check, Ministry for Primary Industries - knowledge of pests and diseases that have or can have impact on our agriculture, horticulture and waterway sectors, Fire & Emergency NZ - completing a puzzle by answering fire safety questions correctly and Ravensdown NZ - general farming, crop and Ravensdown Knowledge.  

Both teams did very well on the initial modules ending up in the top 7 (out of 20 teams) getting a chance to compete in the race off.  The race off consisted of a number of activities that required practical skills, knowledge, and team work in a speed competition.  Both teams worked well together sharing their strengths and challenging themselves in a competitive manner. Their scores from the modules and the race off were then tallied to find the top three teams to compete in the Grand Final.  Congratulations to the Omakere Shepherds who took out third place in the competition today - so guess what?  That means they get to compete at the Grand Finals in Whangarei in July!!  

A huge thank you to all the sponsors and young farmers that ran the event, it was well organised and our students enjoyed the various modules they took part in.  Congratulations to Sherwood’s ‘The Farm Girls’ and Woodford’s team who took out first and second respectively!  

Unfortunately we had some students who missed out competing today due to ill health, we missed you guys but there is always next year!  We have an idea on what we are doing now! :-)

Our next steps are to continue to practice all things farming, gearing our team up for the Grand Finals.  If you are interested in helping our team get to the Grand finals and have any fundraising ideas, please let us know!  🌳 🚜 🏍 🐄 🐑 🦮

Art with Mrs B - 2022

Mrs Benson (Mrs B) is our specialist art teacher at Omakere School. Mrs B works with each classroom when the teachers are having classroom release time.