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Learning at Waikowhai - the WaiProfile


At Waikowhai Intermediate, we take pride in challenging our students to take ownership of their learning. We have stepped away from the traditional teacher-led classroom, and have embraced inquiry-based learning where the students choose their journeys based on a larger concept. 


The WaiProfile is the driving tool used to help our learners develop their abilities in our school values of Ako, Manaakitanga and Māia. Throughout their time at Waikowhai Intermediate, students will demonstrate their skills in the WaiProfile through a learner website, which displays their evidence of experiences that have helped them to develop the Wai Way. They will frequently set developments and reflect on these to become a future focused individual. Students navigate their way through the WaiProfile using their Learning Map, which represents the network of students, family-whānau and communities, to make positive and personal changes towards these goals.

Evidence of this student-led learning can be seen in the video links below.

'We Make it Our Own'

'Thinking Out Loud'

'We Already Know What to do'

Developing Lifelong Learners

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