School Programmes

Junior School Programme

The Junior School caters for Year 0 to Year 4 children. It has a strong emphasis upon developing literacy and numeracy. It is important to get such skills established at an early age. As the need occurs pre school visits are arranged in order to ensure a smooth transition between pre-school and school.

Middle School Programme

The Middle School caters for Year 5 to Year 6. These years are a consolidation of the skills they have learnt in the junior area. They have an exciting programme in place, which caters for all students with a variety of abilities and interests.

Senior School Programme

The Senior School caters for Year 7 to Year 8. In these years the children are exposed to a wide range of experiences, which encourage risk taking and making wise choices. They are well prepared for their time at college.

Physical Education

Children require shorts daily for fitness and sport. Children are not permitted to play on grassed areas in long pants.

Swimming

The teaching of swimming as part of our classroom work takes place in term one. We expect all our children to bring their togs and take part, as swimming is part of the school curriculum.

Ribbon Assemblies / Prize Giving / Parents Assemblies

These are held each term to celebrate the term’s work. Ribbons are issued to award winners from each class – hence the name. A junior and senior prize giving is held at the end of each year.

Other Activities

A number of other activites are held during breaks. These include Jump Jam, and Environmental.

Homework

All children are expected to do homework from Year 1 – 8, Monday – Thursday. For junior children this is mainly reading but increases in diversity and amount as children move up the school. Policies on homework will come home with the newsletter in March. All children are expected to complete homework as part of the school programme.

Enrichment Classes

We have two Maori Enrichment classed at year 3 and 4 and year 5 and 6.

Library

This is open every day. Nancy Young, our Library assistant, is available to assist you. Pre-school packs and books from the parents’ library can be withdrawn at this time.

Gifted and Talented Children

Are identified and catered for in classrooms. In addition a range of extra activities are

offered during the year.

E.S.O.L.

Programmes operate for children with English as a second language who meet requirements.

Priority Learners

At the beginning of each year children are identified who require extra assistance and where ever possible are included in our Special Assistance Programmes.

Bible

Takes place once a month Year 5 – 6 children. This is held in the library. If you do not wish your child to attend just let their class teacher know and they will be catered for in another classroom.

Choir

We operate a senior, middle and a junior choir. Auditions are held for these.

Bollywood Group

An Indian dance group operates.

Polynesian Group

A Junior and Senior group operate focusing on Pacific Island dance.

Kapahaka

We have a Junior, middle and a Senior School Kapahaka group.