Monday, 3 June 2013

Room 18: Water Cycle Inquiry In Action

Water Cycle Inquiry

In Action

Room 18, along with the fantastic SPS new entrants of Room 1, took to the streets to discover what is really happening with their inquiry topic! The Panmure Basin changed from being a Mt Wellington recreational icon to a tool of educational and inspirational success.

Led by Mrs Shortt, Whaea Barb and Mr Cowlrick, the two classes walked from SPS to the Panmure Basin, looking out for the various elements of the water cycle that they could identify. The myriad of learning of experiences was too many to count.

The fantastic trip also allowed the students to use their Travelwise skills that they learnt in Term 1; staying safe on the trip to Panmure Basin and back.

The Room 1 five-year-olds were buddied-up with the Year 6 students of Room 18; giving Room 18 students an incredible opportunity to show leadership and be a role model. Room 18 took this opportunity and ran with it.

Real Learning in Room 18: The Next Level.




  1. Looks like you had a great time at the basin and I heard you all did a fantastic job of being senior 'buddies' to our year 1 children! Awesome Room 18!

  2. Room 18, it is so amazing to see you working well with the juniors. I would not be surprised if they do not leave you alone now! Great Work!!