May 18

L1 CGI: Kauri or Tourism Dieback


I have adapted an assessment from TKI for the L1 CGI. It is based on the Kauri dieback problem.

The issue is whether the Waipoua forest should be closed or not.

The local area has few job opportunities and relies heavily on tourism.

Feel free to use and adapt. I also would welcome feedback.


Apr 27

Term 2 is here!

It’s the start of a new term and hopefully you all had a great holiday – I know I enjoyed long days of reading my book, going out with friends and generally being lazy!

This term will see us gearing up for writing exams, organising the annual Year 12/13 Quiz, running a couple of afternoon workshops (for beginning teachers and tips for teaching scholarship), running our second scholarship workshop for students (6 June) and plenty more besides.

Please add resources to our website – it makes things so much easier for us all if you do. Either upload them yourself or email them to our email address and our website manager will do this.

Don’t forget we have links on our FB page that are good for class discussions or do now activities. The link at the top right of the page will take you to our FB and twitter page straight away.


Have a great term everyone!

Apr 15

Waihi Mine a/s


Does anyone have an assessment for NCEA Level One for Waihi Gold Mine that you would be able to share with me?

I was wondering what websites people use too.