A leaders attitude is caught by his or her followers more quickly than his or her actions!
The Value of Continuity
One of the Advantages of Being at a Full Primary
The Education Review Office found that transitions between schools ‘can disrupt students’ learning.’ Students face two transitions within a short period of time, to a middle/intermediate school and then to a secondary school. The advantage of a Full Primary school like ours means that your child leaves Tainui with the best primary education blended with the best of intermediate education and only one transition to high school.
In Year 8 there is an opportunity to become a School Ambassador of Tainui Full Primary School.
Each year a number of Year 8 children will be appointed as School Ambassador.
These children are role models, the face of the school and ultimate leaders of our school. They will have a range of responsibilities around the school. These children will meet with the Principal and/or the Teacher in Charge each week to talk about how the school is going, any concerns they have, any suggestions about how to improve the running of our school.
They will be presented with a School Ambassador badge.
Any Year 8 child can become an Ambassador; they have to consistently meet the criteria (attached).
We are excited about presenting our Year 7 and 8 programme at Tainui. We believe that Tainui is a great option for Year 7 and 8 learning.
We have much to offer your child and due to our smaller numbers of students within our school environment:
Quality Learning Opportunities
Your child’s future is important to us. We need to equip your child with the skills to be a self-managing learner. Some of the exciting things we offer to assist them with being self-managing is:
The New Zealand Curriculum that caters for the individual needs of your child:
English – Reading and Writing
Mathematics and Statistics
Learning the Languages
Te Reo Māori
Health and Physical Education
We have an amazing kitchen facility that allows for hands-on practical cookery skills, healthy eating, and nutrition. Students work both independently and as part of a small group. The students are provided with the knowledge and taught the skills that will enable them to become independent
We provide a range of art-based projects, gardening and environmental themes where children design, create and produce. It's al about the process the students are involved in.
An example click on the link: example_of_a_technology_rotation.pdf
There are many opportunities for your child to strive for leadership. At Year 8 the ultimate leadership role is to be an Ambassador of our school. In Year 7 and 8 you can strive for other leadership positions like: School Leader, House Leader and Class Councillor.
Tainui Talents (Performing Arts)
Our Tainui Talents happens every Friday; we provide a superior programme, which includes a range of The Arts.
At Year 7 and 8 your child has the option of choosing a range of Talents like Kapa Haka, Polynesian Group, Orchestra (guitar, recorder, keyboard), Choir, French, Japanese, Sign Language and many other options that change each term.
A Range of Sporting opportunities
Tainui offers a range of sports for the different codes. We are part of Kiwisport also which comes with very experienced facilitators that come in and support our sports and our children.
Some of the sporting codes we offer, netball, basketball, soccer, touch rugby, and ki-o-rahi. Waka ama is also on our list.
Learning with Digital Tools/E-learning We are an Apple computer school, we have a range of great digital tools to support learning such as a computer suite with excellent wide screen desktops, ipads, google chrome books and the use of Google Apps in Education. Our students have excellent access to the global world and we have teachers who lead by example using these tools across the curriculum to enhance their learning.