Bibliophile. Recalcitrant. Castigate. Time to consult the dictionary? How many of these words can you use in a sentence?
Our staff and students can use them now, thanks to our wonderful Word Wall.
Located outside classroom TA108, the Word Wall aims to encourage our school community to use a wider variety of language in their day-to-day lives. Started last year when pupils published poems for National Poetry Day – it’s still in its early stages, but has so far reaped some rewards as pupils (and staff!!) aim to incorporate some rather challenging vocabulary into their everyday language.
“Maori language and subject specialist words provided by other teachers will feature in future, but for now, from an English teacher’s perspective, it has been very gratifying to hear pupils relate the week’s word to the other students or learning in the classroom,” said English teacher and Year 9 tutor Sue Wood, who manages the wall.
With other word-related displays and competitions planned for the future, we recommend keeping an eye on the Word Wall. We especially can’t wait for the “Shelfie” challenge, where you have to guess the student from the selfie of their book shelf!