Learnathon is here!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Skoolbo Learnathon – an innovative and exciting way to improve educational outcomes for learners while, at the same time, raising extra funds for their classroom!

Students are challenged to answer 1,000 reading and maths questions. Family and friends can pledge their support and 100% of funds raised go towards teaching resources. There is no administration for teachers involved and all donations are handled safely via Skoolbo – it could not be simpler!

All funds raised will be given to participating children’s teachers as credit in the new Skoolbo shop. Just take a look at some of the outstanding providers we have teamed up with!

And we have added a little extra motivation for players too! The Skoolbo team have created some exciting digital rewards that students can earn during the Learnathon. For example, answering I,000 questions will be rewarded with a fabulous hypersonic jet!

Sign in to your Parent or Teacher dashboard and see what it’s all about!

Or register for free!

Great learning deserves great rewards!

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ANDERSON’S BAY SCHOOL TRAMPS IT’S WAY TO THE ONE MILLION CLUB

Congratulations to Anderson Bay for reaching One Million Answers

Anderson’s Bay School, based in central Dunedin is a decile 10 School with over 320, year 1-6 students. Anderson’s Bay School has been established since 1858 (coming up to their 160th birthday!) and has undergone many changes since it began.  The oldest remaining structure is their school hall, which was built in 1894.  Currently the school operates within 13 classrooms, 12 are currently used as classroom teaching spaces.

It’s no wonder Anderson Bay School has reached the 1 million club with a purpose built ICT suite, housing 30 computers, a variety of “breakout” spaces, allowing individuals, groups and classes to use the new and existing areas in a wide variety of ways, with ready access to all areas of the school via a lift to the top story.

As an environmentally focused school Anderson’s Bay students manage, prepare and harvest a wide range of produce, including vegetables and free range eggs, from their very own chickens.

The lucky students at Anderson’s Bay School have a new “playscape”  opened in December last year, this includes sandpits, “meerkat tunnels”, logs, a small stage for lunchtime performances, a climbing wall, a slide and an edible garden. The playscape was designed and  based on ideas that had come directly from the pupils.

In order to get to the magic 1 million mark Anderson’s Bay School as a whole, have a 28.7% average improvement rate on their maths and literacy skills, 10 Skoolbo Super Champs individuals who have answered 10,000 question plus and over 12,400 personal bests.

A warm Skoolbo welcome to the 1 million club.

GO ANDERSON BAY SCHOOL GO!

 

 

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SOLWAY SCHOOL HAKA’S IT’S WAY INTO THE ONE MILLION CLUB

SOLWAY SCHOOL’S AWESOME HAKA!!

Solway School is based in the Wairarapa town of Masterton in the Wellington District. It is a decile 6 school for over 220 year 1 to 6 students.

We can only assume that with over  81% of Solway’s students at or above National Standards for reading and Maths their awesome teaching team and maybe Skoolbo’s 1 million questions answered has helped to contribute to their success.

ICT is obviously a focus at Solway with the teaming up of Tiny Mighty Power company to help fundraise $7,000 for new I-Pads. Solway also has a digital suite run by a specialist ICT teacher.

The Solway Primary is involved is a couple of very cool projects the first is their connection to the local Arrow FM Radio station, the students host a live show on a regular basis. The second is their involvement since 2008 with Operation Christmas Child, the years 4-6 collect gifts to be put into shoeboxes and distributed to those less fortunate than themselves.

It’s no wonder Solway Primary has reached the million club with an impressive 36.3% improvement rate throughout the students, 22 Super-champs in the school, this means 22 student have personally answered more than 10,000 questions and the very clever students have managed over 14550 personal bests along the way!

A warm Skoolbo welcome to the 1 million club.

GO SOLWAY SCHOOL GO!

 

 

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RHODE STREET SCHOOL RUNS INTO THE ONE MILLION CLUB

 

 

Rhode Street School “The best little school on the planet”  is located in the south western Hamilton suburb of Dinsdale in the North Island. The school was established in 1959 and continues to deliver effective learning and teaching programmes for Year 0 to Year 8 students. They are a decile 2 school (averaging around 220 students) with fantastic class/teacher ratios (average 20 students per teacher).

Rhode Street School, recognised nationally  (including TV appearances!) for its innovative teaching methods, sustainable practices, and participation in the Enviroschools programme, has  a kitchen garden area complete with chickens and a wood-fired pizza oven, a commercial teaching kitchen, tunnel house (great use of the old swimming pool space!) and hydroponics centre, an organic orchard,  Kai Time student cafe and there own radio station.

Enviroschools support children and young people to plan, design and implement sustainability actions that are important to them and their communities. The aim is to foster a generation of people who instinctively think and act sustainably.

It’s no wonder Rhode Street has reached the 1 million club with an amazing average improvement rate of over 36% and 14463 Personal Bests with 11 very proud Skoolbo Super champs (Individuals that have answered 10,000 questions or more like Savanah!).

A warm Skoolbo welcome to the 1 million club.

 

GO RHODE STREET SCHOOL GO!

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CARISBROOK SCHOOL HIP HOPS INTO THE ONE MILLION CLUB

 

 

Carisbrook School is based in Dunedin in the South Island, unusually, the school comprises of two different campuses. The Main Site is designed as a modern learning environment and is being used as an example for the development of other schools throughout New Zealand. The School is decile 3  for Yr 1-8 with over 330 students.

It seems that Carisbrook School knows how to have fun, check out their Hip Hop students leading a flashmob!

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Carisbrook Schools Hip Hop students participated in a Sport of Otago organised flashmob held in the Octagon. The Carisbrook Hip Hop team were responsible for organising the flashmob dance and lead the moves in the Octagon. The students even made it on television that night.

 

 

 

 

It’s no surprise Carisbrook School has reached the Million Club with there Skoolbo history having been very enthusiastic World Cup Captains in the past! Carisbrook also has an amazing average improvement rate of over 31% and 1355 Personal Bests with 11 very proud Skoolbo Super champs (Individuals that have answered 10,000 questions or more!).

We are so happy to welcome you to the 1 million club.

GO CARISBROOK SCHOOL GO!

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Skoolbo World Cup 2016 – Final Results

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The final results are in for the Skoolbo World Cup, and the winner for two years in a row is Team Australia!  Well done neighbours!

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We certainly started off with a black out but unfortunately were over taken by the bigger nations.  I want to thank our team captains for all the effort they put into the videos they kindly shared with us! Special mention has to go to Room 8 from Papakura School for their amazing mannequin challenge video I think this is still the best yet!!!

Room 8 Papakura School Mannequin Challenge

In 4 days NZ students answered 611,972 Skoolbo questions with The Dunes from Mt Manguanui School finishing up in world, top 10 classes with 38,404 answers.  I’m sure those wonderful minds will be looking forward to a #Brain Break over the holidays.

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Students all over the world answered more than 10.4 million questions! – Wow that is a wonderful effort and I am so proud of each and everyone of you that took part.

Thank you all for a fun-filled, challenging and nail-biting World Cup. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

Happy Holidays from the Skoolbo Team.

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The Last Day!

This is it – the final day! Team New Zealand let’s finish big!

Since the first day, you have been awesome, you just need to keep going a little longer.

Team Australia have a strong lead and may be hard to catch but Team GB and Team USA will be doing their best to overtake you so we can’t relax.

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It's Day 3 and Team New Zealand make the half million mark!

It’s the start of day three and the leader boards reveal that Team New Zealand, Team GB and Team USA are fighting a close battle but it is Team Australia who are seemingly impossible to topple!

1However, here at Skoolbo, we firmly believe that anything is possible so come on Team New Zealand, let’s get ready to take on the Aussies!

We have passed the half million answer mark and now that Team GB and Team USA are sleeping we have a chance to cover some ground and get more Kiwi schools into the top ten. Here’s how the leader boards looked earlier today –

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Australia’s John XXIII Catholic Primary School and St Clare’s Primary School are looking comfortable at the top with St Michael’s School sneaking into fourth place. Team USA had a good day and have four schools in the top ten. Beverley Manor Elementary are continuing their good run as are Irma Dru Hutchinson Elementary and Melba Elementary School. Spring Creek Elementary are also up there flying the Stars and Stripes!

Don’t be fooled by Team New Zealand’s temporary absence on the schools leader board. We have some dedicated classes determined to oust Team Australia and claim glory. Room 08 from Papakura Normal School, Room 14 from Marlborough School and Room 11 from Greytown School had great days yesterday –

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Go! Kiwi Kids Go!

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Day 2 is underway! Go! Kiwi Kids Go!

By lunchtime yesterday, children from across the globe had collectively answered over one million questions! We thought that was pretty amazing until we took a look this morning…over three and a half million questions!

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This is an awesome achievement and everyone taking part has every reason to feel enormously proud. Of course it is made all the more special as every answer given represents another step a student has made towards mastering a new maths, literacy or language skill!

Whilst we are delighted with our collective performance, it is the accomplishment of individual territories that will determine the overall winner and New Zealand is ready for the challenge!

This is how the leader board looked yesterday –

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The amazing effort by St Clare’s Primary School on day one meant that they managed to hold on to the top spot despite a strong performance from Team GB’s Knockloughrim Primary School. Team New Zealand’s Greytown School and Papakura Normal School did well and secured prestigious places in the top ten as did Team USA’s Beverley Manor Elementary. The seemingly unbeatable Roseville Public School, St Michael’s School, John XXIII Catholic School and Yugumbir State School stayed in the top ten but it was ‘all change’ only hours later –

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Papamoa School pulled out all the stops to edge their way into the top ten for Team New Zealand – incredible effort! Can Team New Zealand pass the half million mark?

Team GB and Team USA have their work cut out – watch this space!

Go! Kiwi Kids Go!

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3, 2, 1, Go! The World Cup Has Started!

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The wait is over, the 2016 Skoolbo World Cup has commenced!
Team New Zealand have made a flying start, although the time difference has given you a few more playing hours (as it stands). But it’s only day one and we have already surpassed the global one million answer mark! Fantastic!

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Australian schools have dominated the leader boards on the first day. As it stands, St Clare’s Primary School are looking hard to beat but a concerted effort from two Kiwi schools – Greytown School and Papakura Normal School could topple them. Team GB have nudged their way into the top ten and their day isn’t over yet. It’s all still to play for…

LeaderboardTeam New Zealand, you have made an awesome start, let’s aim to continue the momentum tomorrow!

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