Why Choose Us?
In all classes there is coverage of the seven essential learning areas:
English Technology The Arts Science
Social Sciences Maths
Health and Physical Education
Sunshine House is a unit attached to our school which integrates special needs students into mainstream school life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Miss Morris often organises soccer games in the middle and senior school. Anyone who is keen to join can go along.
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.
Miss Morris along with some dedicated parents run school miniball teams.
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.
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.
Miss McGibbon runs our school choir.
An external table tennis instructor comes into school and teaches the children. We even formed a team that played other schools.
Our vegetable patch is having a break, however we have a couple of worm farms up and running.