Why Choose Us?

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Core Subjects:


In all classes there is coverage of the seven essential learning areas:

English                         Technology                 The Arts                       Science  

Social Sciences              Maths
Health and Physical Education  

 

Additional Programmes:

Sunshine House

Sunshine House is a unit attached to our school which integrates special needs students into mainstream school life.

 

ESOL

We are a vibrant multi-cultural school where students with English as a second language receive support from a specialist teacher.

 

Gifted and Talented Education

We believe that our gifted and talented students are catered for very successfully in our classroom teaching programmes. Teachers cater for these students with in their groupings. Our gifted and talented students are extended within the class programmes not only in Maths, Writing and Reading but also in the Arts and Inquiry Learning. When visiting a class you will often see one or two students working on individual programmes set by teachers to extend their learning. The nature of the Inquiry Learning lends scope to help develop and extend their skills as the tasks are more individualised.

 

School Production

We are due to have a production in 2017.

 

Cultural Group / Kapa Haka

Miss Cardno runs our Cultural Group. This is part Kapa Haka and part cultural dance.

 

Travelwise

This operates throughout the school. This is organised by Mrs Templeton. The school collates how many students walk to school each week. The class that wins each week is announced and receives a trophy. There are competitions and prizes to be won.

 

Walking School Bus

There is also a walking school bus which operates locally and is organised by parents.

 

Leadership Opportunities

There are opportunities in year 6 for the students to take on positions of responsibility. These include library monitors, house leaders, assembly leaders, peer mediators, texperts and road patrol wardens.

 

Soccer

Miss Morris often organises soccer games in the middle and senior school. Anyone who is keen to join can go along.

 

Rippa Rugby

Miss Morris organises a rippa rugby team, with the help of Mr Christiansson during school time. The top team will then compete at the cluster day.

 

Miniball

Miss Morris along with some dedicated parents run school miniball teams.

 

Cricket

In the summer Miss McGibbon runs a girls and boys cricket club and the year 5 5/6 team then compete against other local schools.

 

Netball

Mrs Rowlands runs netball in the school. There are several teams that play in years 2,3,4,5 & 6. The practise after school and play on Saturday mornings.

 

Choir

Miss McGibbon runs our school choir. 

 

Table Tennis

An external table tennis instructor comes into school and teaches the children. We even formed a team that played other schools. 

 

Gardening Club

Our vegetable patch is having a break, however we have a couple of worm farms up and running.