Passions – Interests – Needs (PINS)… Unlimited Campus Only

PINS is an amazing opportunity for us to connect as a community. For everyone to be a learner and everyone to be a teacher.

PINS provides an opportunity for Parents, Students and Learning Advisors to run workshops that are driven from their passions or interests or that they have identified meets the needs of our Ao Tawhiti students. At the heart of PINS is our community connecting and engaging in fun, inspiring and meaningful learning opportunities.

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Important information for running a workshop

In 2019 PINS will be running on Wednesdays from 10:50am – 12:20pm. Each PINS option will run for 5 weeks, starting on Wednesday 13 of March.

Learning advisors will offer workshops that can cater for up to 25 students. We do not expect this from our Parents and Students. We will ask you indicate how many students you are comfortable to work with and limit numbers accordingly. We are trying to use this time to develop connections across our community and as much as possible we’d love workshops offered that are suitable for students from a wide range of year levels. However, we recognise this is not always practical and you will be able to indicate who the workshop is suitable for.

If you are wanting to take students off site: that’s great! We really encourage this. If you do chose to do this you will need to make sure that it meets our risk management requirements.

For detailed information on EOTC at Ao Tawhiti click here.

While we will endeavor to place students in their first choice of PINS option, however, it will not always possible to do so. For this reason we will ask students to make 3 selections.

If you are new to the community or new to running workshops and you’re not confident, yet, to run one by yourself but would like to pair up with someone more experienced complete this form and we can help you out.

2019 PINS Timeline

To prepare for pins there are a series of deadlines that need to be met. These deadlines are important as it allows us time to share with our students what is on, where it is on and ultimately what option they are in.

1.2 PINS Timeline – Unlimited Campus Only

  • Monday February 25 any parent or student led workshops are to be submitted using this form.
  • Wednesday February 27 PINS options and descriptors will be shared with students.
  • By Monday March 4 students are to have made their selections using a form that will be shared with them in homebase.
  • Wednesday March 6 workshop groups will be released.

Term 2.1 PINS Information will be provided on Tuesday March 20


Keen to be involved but stuck for an idea check out this list of suggestions.

Click here to submit your workshop