• Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    A school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
  • Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    De Bon Vouloir Servir
    "To serve with goodwill"
  • Howick Intermediate

    Howick Intermediate

    A school of excellence where every person is enabled to succeed in a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
  • At Howick Intermediate we thrive on 'PRAISE’

    At Howick Intermediate we thrive on 'PRAISE’

    Perseverance, Respect, Attitude, Integrity, Service and Excellence are the hallmarks of success and we make these key features of our school
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HIS Houses

Howick Intermediate
Whanau / Houses

Cooper

Ngata

 

Mansfield

 

Hobson

   

 

 
 

Whanau Mansfield

So what’s so great about having power?

Rationale:

  • The world proclaims that power is the ultimate achievement. This strive for power can consume us and leave us with empty relationships and losing our personal identity.Discover my own power and what I do with it. 
  • Understand how the ways in which leadership of groups is acquired and exercised have consequences for communities and societies
  • Understand how formal and informal groups make decisions that impact on communities
  • Understand  how people participate individually and collectively in response to community challenges
  • To realise we have a voice and it is important to be well informed and use our voice with care

Through exploring this fertile question students will develop critical thinking skills, communication skills, emotional intelligence as well as questioning and problem solving skills.

 

Term 1 Focus: Who has the power in my world?

Big Ideas and Key Understandings:

  • What exactly is power? (Identify powerful characters in children’s books)
  • Who has the power in 2019 in the different spheres of my life?
  • How is power acquired? Is power static? What is a power shift?
  • How do I handle ‘power’ displays in my personal life?
  • Is super power real?
  • Who are the historical positive and negative powerful icons we can learn from?

Term 2 Focus: Where does the power come from? ( a scientific perspective)

Big Ideas and Key Understandings:

  • What is the impact of generating and using power on the environment?
  • To realise where and how power/energy is used in our own lives
  •  Where does the power come from in Auckland/NZ?
  • Understand the benefits of eco-friendly and energy efficient lifestyle
  • Design  eco-friendly houses as future goal for our own lifestyle

Term 3 Focus: How should I use the power vested in me?

Big Ideas and Key Understandings:

  • To discover my own power in my personal potensial, skills and talents
  • Compare understanding of own power  to the voice of well respected people
  • Discover the difference between powerful and vulnerable people
  • Develop an understanding of the concept of inspiring others
  • Planning and taking an action that will inspire those who are vulnerable or in need of inspiration

Term 4 Focus: How can I harness my power to secure a sustainable future for myself?

  • Compare long term and short term power
  • Transfer the knowledge of my own power to peer pressure
  • Adapt my power to the needs of the moment
  • Synergize - combine power to have a better future