Classrooms

Junior Room

Our junior room, with low class numbers, allows us to cater to individuals’ needs. Students from year 0 to year 3 work together with the class teacher and learning assistant. The school uses a structured literacy and numeracy approach to ensure our children are learning how to read and write and know how numbers work.  We also have activities that encompass the Key Competencies/Values and engage our students through purposeful tasks that align with our focus using a variety of resources, equipment and materials.   We have plenty of movement and singing throughout our day and lots of group learning when we foster the learning of cooperation and social skills needed by this age group.  We cherish the relationships between home and school and make sure that whānau are on the learning journey with their child and the school, to ensure the best outcomes for everyone. 

Mrs Helena Cridge teaches in the Junior Room Monday to Thursday with Mrs Harding teaching on a Friday. Fridays still involve literacy and maths in the programme but in a less formal setting.
Children are nurtured in a supportive environment to contribute and build their confidence.

 

Senior Room

The senior class is where our Year 4 to 6  learners are based.  With low student to adult ratios due to a full time teacher, Mrs Delia Gameson (Mrs G) and a learning assistant, all children benefit from one to one, small group and whole class instruction. This also means that all levels are catered to.

In addition to daily Reading, Writing and Maths, we participate in a variety of STEAM-based activities on Fridays. This gets us thinking outside the box and using our team-work, sharing,  patience and creative thinking skills.

We work hard to create an atmosphere where all students feel happy, safe, trusted, feel like they belong, can share and take risks. We insist that everyone is understanding of each others different needs and we are kind to everybody in our class and the wider school.