Harakeke: Y0 - 1
In Harakeke this year we have 4 experienced teachers in our team: Janessa, Xandra Mel and Sanja. There will be 2 teachers in class throughout the day with your tamariki | children.
Sarah and Zeenat are our fantastic teachers in Pohutukawa.
Karaka: Y3 - 4
Karaka is made up of Year 3/4 children and four teachers, Cameron, Anne, Jayne and Kura. Despite looking remarkably young, the Karaka teachers have over 60 years of teaching experience between them.
There are 3 classroom spaces that make up the Karaka environment. Students move between all the spaces and are organised into Literacy, Numeracy and Home classes. A focus in Karaka is developing independent and self management skills and we give the children lots of opportunities to work in a range of ways such as whole class, in groups, pairs or independently to build these.
As teachers, we plan and teach cooperatively and collaboratively to access the strengths of our team. Between us we have skills and interests in a range of learning areas such as P.E., music, art, te reo Māori and digital technology.
Ngaio: Y5 - 6
Anya and Joseph are keen to provide an engaging and challenging learning environment for all learners. We teach students strategies to become more active and focused in their learning.
We plan and teach collaboratively to access the strengths of our team, ensuring we provide rich learning experiences for everyone! Your child/children will have learning experiences with all teachers during the year.
Students and teachers work together to identify next learning steps using assessment and reflections. We run workshops based on learning needs, which allow students to access teacher and peer input. Our workshops are mixed ability; this allows students to learn from others and to build leadership through explaining their thinking.
Rimu: Y7- 8
Sandy and Leon will be teaching the Year 7/8 students in 2023. Over the year, students will work collaboratively with a range of other Year 7/8 students. They will learn in both class spaces at different times and will work with both Sandy and Leon at different times.
Students in Rimu are supported to direct their own learning. They identify their learning goals, next steps and how to plan their time to meet these goals. Workshops are offered based on learning needs, allowing students to access the learning they need from a teacher. Students will also have a range of follow up activities to consolidate their new learning.
Over the year, students will be offered leadership and extension activities. They attend Mount Cook Tech where they learn cooking, sewing, robotics, dseign and woodwork. As well as our maths and literacy programme, our students inquire into the areas of science, ICT, art and history.