Senior Team

2020 Term One Focus

Welcome back to another exciting year in the Senior School PRIDE Block.

We are excited to have Kirsten Foley in Rūma te kau ma tahi this year joining our team of Kate Retter, Shanice Tredrea, Vanessa Packer, Adam Williamson and Carol Algar supported by Lee Ewington ( Deputy Principal).

We are also fortunate to have Rebecca Wilson teaching every Monday in Ms Algar’s class as part of her Team Leader Release and Whaea Hilary teaching every alternative Friday in Miss Retter’s class. 

Below are the key learning outcomes for Term 1 in the Senior Syndicate. 

Key Learning Outcomes 

For Term 1

Practise and show understanding of PRIDE Block behavioural expectations

Be familiar and use the Reading, Writing, and Maths  rubrics - deliberately unpack these.

Learning to work effectively alongside each other and Know how to work in a group - 

Know your pepeha (teachers)

Students working on Pepeha

Understand the expectations for book quality  

Give specific feedback and feedforward to other students aligned to LG.- ( Learning Goals 

Readiness for learning - having all equipment for learning at the start of a lesson.

Greater depth of reflection and awareness of next learning steps.

Students becoming familiar with learning pathways/ choosing learning.

Student ‘s Pepeha- learned and shared. Displayed where approp.

Ko wai au? - Who am I?

This term our learning will include all children completing the Pepeha Challenge where they are encouraged to learn about themselves and their families, then present their own personal Pepeha to their peers in a variety of ways.  

We also have a learning focus based around water this year, linking to Te Awakairangi our local Awa. 

To compliment our usual literacy and maths programmes we will continue to be enjoying art, Circle time and P.E with a focus towards the end of the term on our “Kia eke te Maunga” or Fun Run. It is shaping up to be  a great term.  

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions in regard to our learning programme.

Nga mihi

The Senior School Team