Mr Peter Dobson

Hi,

I teach in Room 9 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Room 9 is a combined Year 5 and 6 class. I am one of the Deputy Principals, the Senior Syndicate Leader and I am jointly in charge of ICT. Katrina te Rito teaches in room 9 for 2 days a week on Thursday and Friday while I am on management release.

We  run a BYOD programme in the classroom so we are working with 1 to 1 devices using Google Apps for education. We do have some school devices available for students who do not have their own.

In room 9 we are developing an independent learning environment where students have a number of set tasks but can choose when they do these tasks. The students also have a number of "can do" tasks that are set once the "must do" tasks are completed. For me this is a really interesting time to be teaching as we try to prepare students for an exciting future.

I can be contacted by email at peterd@kilbirnie.school.nz or through the school office (04) 939 2311.