Teaching team and learning programme development
One of our major initiatives this year is developing the depth and understanding of teachers collaborating around our children's learning. Part of this means we have to consider whether the way we do the things we do is because they’re better for kids or because they are easier for us as teachers and what we 'expect' as parents?
Our teaching team is continually challenging their practices and beliefs about what is appropriate for teaching our children in 2016 and the tools and skills we are using to equip and enable our children to be ready for life and work in this 21st Century. Below are some pictures of how are learning spaces are changing to further support this change of philosophy.
Connecting with whanau - parent evening May 23
On Monday May 23 @ 5.30pm we're offering a parent evening for your to come and hear about the developments in our teaching and learning programmes. It's an important part of our development that we take multiple opportunities over time to share with you our school journey and the belief that underpins why we do what we do. This includes the continued development of our collaborative teaching teams and the digital tools that are being integrated back into the learning programmes over Term 2.
The evening will start off in the hall all together for an introduction from me (Tim) and then we'll break into the different teams across the school where they'll share what each team (and the teaching teams within that) are up to. While I realise that many of us have children across different teams what you will hear in one team setting will have some overarching belief connections with the others. Bring your kids so you can both go to a different session as we'll have something organised for them. We aim over time to give continued opportunities for you to stay connected with the developments of our teaching teams.
Waipahihi School App for Apple and Android phones
We now have a school app! We're aiming to make connection between home and school as easy and seamless as possible. The App lets you:
To download and get into it the App Store Direct Links -