An approach which includes the essential elements of language and phonics. It aims to produce proficient readers and writers through Read-Alouds, Guided Reading, Shared Reading, Interactive Writing, Independent Reading, Independent Writing and Word Study.
A numeracy approach which incorporates relevant, real and meaningful instruction. Number Sense, New Zealand Maths and TouchMath are incorporated to ensure development of number concepts. Students are individually assessed at the beginning and end of each year to better support and extend their learning.
Information studies is a skills-based workshop-approach to teaching subjects. Information studies covers the subject standards of Social Sciences, Natural Sciences and Life Skills. In grades 4-7 the focus of these units is on the ability to read and write about non-fiction texts and develop skills specialised for each subject. This includes; History and Geography essays, science books and ‘reading to learn’ study skills. The skills taught in these ‘subjects’ are based on international curriculum and the child’s areas of interest within each subject.
S.T.E.A.M is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student enquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process.
Genius Hour is an inquiry-driven, passion-based classroom strategy designed to excite and engage students through the unrestrained joy of learning. This is accomplished by setting aside time in our weekly classroom schedules where students are able to learn about and create whatever they want, unencumbered by teacher control.
Refers to participation in a range of activities that allow for creative and imaginative expression, such as music, art, creative movement, and drama. The creative arts engage children’s minds, bodies, and senses. The arts invite children to listen, observe, discuss, move, solve problems, and imagine using multiple modes of thought and self‐expression.