Is a narrative description of the learning process through student voice, rather than a document of a final product.
In our new entrant/year 1 room we implement this philosophy.
Play-based learning allows:
The Daily Five is a literacy structure that allows for differentiation in the classroom and provides consistency.
• It is an integrated literacy instruction and classroom management system for use in reading and writing workshops.
• It is a system of five literacy tasks that teaches students independence
Our Junior School run Daily 5.
Innovative Learning Environment - It's about Effective Teaching and Learning
Innovative learning environments support strengths-based teaching. They offer students and teachers flexibility, openness, and access to resources. We are going to be developing a space similar to this in our Year 7 and 8 area of the school. What is very important to note is that these spaces are great but it's not just about the space it is all about the learning and placing the learner at the centre of what we do, this is where our learner qualities fit in, our learner qualities are called our He Pou Tainui.
He Pou Tainui
He Pou Tainui for the Tainui Learner
He Pou Tainui are not just for school but for life.
The concept of the Tainui Pou comes from the Talking Poles that are erected around the Tokoroa area.
They aim to depict the variety of cultures in the Tokoroa community.
Our He Pou Tainui aim to depict the Tainui Learner and the key competencies our students need to develop and use to be a capable learner not only in school but for lifelong learning.