We have a number of extra programmes to support literacy and numeracy.
This valuable programme is being administered by Mr John Sadler this year. He will provide literacy support for 4 children at a time in a one-on-one situation for half an hour a day each.
Another valuable programme that relies on whanau and community support to be successful. Tutors (whanau and community members) work one-on-one with children on Reading skills. Each session lasts 10 minutes for younger children and 20 minutes for older children. Younger children are read to and the books are discussed, older children read to their tutor who help them when they have difficulty. Children get the most benefit from the programme if their tutor can come 3 times a week - we are flexible however, so please contact us if you are interested.
Reading Together Programme
This programme is administered by Mrs Marjorie Macnay. It consists of 4 workshops for parents and caregivers. This year the programme will run twice (if there is demand), firstly during term 2 and secondly during term 3.
SPRING into Maths
Our school Teacher Aide - Mrs Dianne Hardie administers this programme, working with children in small groups 2 -3 times a week, adding an extra layer of support in Maths.
We would love to get this underway again. One-on-one support for children, working on basic facts, simple place value and confidence building as well as increasing skill levels - all through fun games.
If this is you, please contact us.
Summer Reading Programme
We are very lucky to be a part of this initiative. There is a known phenomena that occurs in all schools over the Summer Holidays - The Summer Slump. This is the drop in Reading skills from the end of one school year to the beginning of the next. In some cases it can be huge. So to address this issue a team has banded together with some financial backing and they provide children with free books to keep and read during the Summer Holidays. The children choose their own books and get to keep them forever! In our school our Year 3, 4 and 5 children participate, thanks Judy and Carolyn.