Piwakawaka – Year 0 – 2 in 2022
As a group of new entrant to year two children we are on a journey into Play Based Learning. Our mornings are based around a variety of maths and literacy activities with the afternoons given over to topic investigations, language and sports. We have extended our learning spaces to include outside areas for children to explore and extend their own interests making the most of our unique environment.
Tui – Year 2 and 3 in 2022
In Tui we begin our day by engaging in a range of different hands-on maths activities. We are learning about communicating to solve problems and love working together. We have a focus on literacy for the middle part of the day, using our passions and interests to help drive our learning, interweaving different subjects such as science and art. Our afternoons consist of swimming and other topic based activities, including art, science, P.E, health and Te Reo.
Kororā – Year 4 and 5 in 2022
We are a group of students who choose the topics for us to follow during the year, based on our passions and interests. A lot of our learning is environment and science focused and we do mostly collaborative group learning tasks. We are given opportunities to show our strengths across all areas of the curriculum and we enjoy using Chromebooks to enhance our learning experiences. We have a lot of responsibilities school wide such as looking after the chickens, recycling, compost, and lost property.
Kōtare – Year 5 and 6 in 2022
A group of year 5 and 6 students that enjoy flexible learning, following our passions, learning in the cloud, and being active. We care about the environment, having recently helped to raise awareness around Kauri Dieback. We have explored Reotahi Marine Reserve through Experiencing Marine Reserves, visited the Poor Knights Marine Reserve, and local waterways through The Whitebait Connection. We are guided by our interests and love working together on projects like Market Days and school discos.
Kārearea – Year 7 and 8 in 2022
A class of Year 7 and Year 8 students who strive to achieve excellence across the curriculum. We work hard to be our best selves, develop our leadership skills and increase our knowledge of the world around us. We love sports, art, the environment, and having fun while we learn! As the senior class of the school, we enjoy several special opportunities such as technology week, science fair, EPRO8, Summit Club and many leadership roles within the school.