Puru Park Motel

2 West Crescent, Te Puru, Thames, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 2 West Crescent, Te Puru, Thames.
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Travel Blogs from Thames

What a stunning coastline!

A travel blog entry by mrandmrswaite14 on Jul 18, 2014


... it's like looking back in time! They are strange looking birds with their oval shaped bodies, tiny heads and extremely long thin beaks foraging in the ground for something to eat. They're so skittish any noise you made they would dive into the nearest hiding spot, so we were very careful not to make a sound! On Wednesday we said farewell to Alan and Mal and set off on the coastal route back to Auckland. We had planned to stay in a small coastal town called Thames about ...

End Of Term 1

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Apr 10, 2014

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... are not as strict in New Zealand, we had the freedom to do this, and it really worked.

My second class is equivalent to Algebra 2. I taught the Quadratic Formula and logarithms. I brought a lot of teaching strategies into this classroom to make it more interactive including joke worksheets, Tarsia puzzles, and review games that split the class into teams. I am enjoying this class the most because I formed an ...

For my Manheim Township Students!

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Apr 08, 2014

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... just like you can (photography, music, drama, etc.). This is all based on whether or not they have room and are ahead with the rest of their credits!

23. How long are their lunch periods?
45 minutes. They also have a 30 minutes period called Interval which is basically just a snack break in the morning.

24. What types of cultural foods do they eat?
So far, all of the food has been the same as ...

Grading and Assessments

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Mar 29, 2014

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... exams are like final exams in that they happen at the end of the school year and contain content that students may not have seen since the first term. There are no retakes on external exams unless the student repeats the class the following year. External exams are not graded by the teacher, but rather send to and graded by NZQA.

The grades on these exams are not A, B, C....but rather are Not Achieved, Achieved, Excellence, ...

School Environment

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Mar 19, 2014

... everyone compared to 7:30!) the first bell will ring to get to classes, but there is no second bell, so students are expected to be in their classes as fast as possible. The lack of a second bell continues throughout the day, so not all classes will begin at the same time, though all will end at the same time. This, in turn, puts a lot of responsibility on the teacher to set guidelines on the first day about how ...

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