At the Junior School we are very much focussed on raising student achievement. There are numerous initiatives in place for our students. This is both in the classroom and other teacher-led initiatives that are held before or after school.
This programme is specially designed to support students who are not achieving at expectation in Reading and Writing. These students have daily instruction in small groups with one of our Literacy experts and they continue to benefit from the effective classroom programme as well. With this double dose and density most of the students are accelerated and hence reach their expected level.
We ensure that there is whanau engagement during the time students are in the ALL programme. With the support of the parents students’ acceleration becomes faster.
This year we have been really lucky to have 2 Mathematics Specialist Teachers (MST) who withdraw groups of students who are not achieving at expectation for Mathematics. Similar to ALL, students are withdrawn in small groups and get a double dose of Mathematics.
Buddy reading | Daily from 8.00 – 8.40am | Years 1 – 4
Reading Rockets | Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.00 – 8.40am | Years 4 – 6
Bookworms | Mondays and Tuesday from 3.30 – 4.30pm | Years 4 – 6
Mathmagicians | Thursdays and Fridays from 8.00 – 8.40am | Years 4 – 6