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Howick Intermediate - A caring, challenging and responsive learning environment.
At Howick Intermediate, we recognise that the students we teach are very different from what they have been in the past. They are digital natives, able to cope with multiple sources of information from the digital world. They are very aware of global issues as they deal with events in real time. Information is presented raw to them and they must make sense of global events themselves. They see the world differently from an emotional point of view where they are very much a part of the issue.
At Howick Intermediate, we recognise that we need to teach programmes that prepare our students for the future, whatever that may be. At Howick Intermediate, we teach for the future using the Inquiry-based learning model. This takes advantage of students’ natural curiosity. It requires well-developed questioning skills. It helps students to develop strategies and processes for collecting and evaluating information. Students immerse themselves in the topic of global and personal significance. In this inquiry process, students form a question that becomes the focus of their investigation. They form subsidiary questions, plan and carry out their research, come to some conclusions, and decide how they could make change happen.