LETTER FROM A RECENT SCHOOL
Thank you on behalf of all the classes, who attended your recent Starlab presentations, at our school. Both teachers and students were amazed by your knowledge and the 3D visual presentation.
The Starlab visit made a fitting conclusion to our term study of Space, as it reinforced and extended the knowledge children had been presented with.
All the best for a continued successful year with Starlab.
This is a list of some of the schools that had the Starlab Experience in 2016.
Glen Massey School, Ngaruawahia; Thornton School, Whakatane; Tauranga Primary School, Tauranga; Lynmore School, Rotorua; Westmount Campus, Hawera;
Forrest Hill School, Auckland; Te Atatu Intermediate, Auckland; St Francis Xavier School, Wellington; Levin North School, Levin; Fairfield School, Levin; Kohanga Reo, Levin; Punahau Early Childhood Centre, Levin;
Girl Guides, Levin; Scouts Levin; Adventure School, Porirua;
Dannevirke South School, Dannevirke; Pukenui School, Kaitaia; Mangonui School, Kaitaia; Abundant Life School, Kaitaia; Oruati School, Kaitaia;
Kaitaia Primary, Kaitaia; Oturu School, Kaitaia; Hamilton West School, Hamilton; Pokeno School, Waikato; Hokowhitu School, Palmerston North.
Public sessions at Te Takere, Levin; Te Ahu Charitable Trust, Kaitaia.
Comments from some schools that have had the Starlab experience.
WHICH PART OF THE PRESENTATION DID YOU ENJOY THE MOST?
Seeing the stars and the demonstrations. Sunnyhills Primary - Auckland
The meteorites and constellations. Opoutere School - Rotorua
The stars and constellations. Peterhead Primary - Hastings
A fantastic resource. Children (and teachers) loved it. KingsWay - Orewa
Maori constellations and star names were used by the presenter to tie in with the unique approach of our school. This was appreciated. Te Wharekura O Rakaumangamanga - Huntly
Gloria bought the night sky to life. Kenakena School
A highlight of our Matariki Celebrations. Te Wananga o Aotearoa
Gloria spoke to our classes at their level of understanding. David Street School
The session was very well tailored to the needs of the age group and provided a number of points for children to begin their own inquiry. Clayton Park School - Auckland
Gloria has such a great knowledge and explains concepts so easily. Albany Junior High-Auckland
The resource book make the teaching so much easier with activities to suit all our pupils. Kapanui School-Waikanae
Thanks again for a great visit. My class was particularly enthusiastic, almost overwhelmingly so. St Kentigern's College - Auckland
Thank you for coming. I learned that the red star is the heart of the Scorpion. Jonathan
At last I know something more than my Mum and Dad and can show them what I learded inside Starlab. Ben
I learned that white stars are hotter than the sun. Kelly
I really liked holding the meteorite, it was cool. Aimee
Wow! It was awesome. Can we come again tomorrow? Laren
I took my Mum and Dad out. They were surprised that I know so much about the sky. Steven
I got to hold something that was EVEN OLDER than my Nana when I held the meteorite. Casey