Reading, Writing and Maths
In Room 4 we do Reading, Writing and Maths in the first 2 blocks of the day, before lunch. However, there are many other subjects that we look at over the course of the week.
Exercising before learning is proven to improve results
In Room 4, we recognise that regular exercise is important for not only keeping ourselves fit but also for getting our brains ready for learning. We enjoy a variety of games at fitness time that are fun and encourage teamwork and sportsmanship.
Individual work on individual passions
Every term year 7 and 8 students complete some alphabet research - self-directed home learning about a topic of their choice.
Some of the projects completed this year are:
Wellington Hurricanes and Phoenix
This year, at the end of our inquiry unit on ‘People of New Zealand’, Room 4 students had a go at creating their own kiwiana images. Our aim was to draw simple, bright images on a bold coloured background. Students could choose between pastel or paint.
Woodwork and design
Every Wednesday afternoon our year 7 and 8 students head to Mt Cook school. Last term they did woodwork and design, building boxes and lights. This term the robot theme continues - lego robots with motors and coding to control them.
Sharing our Skills
We love to get out in the community and share our skills. Our year 6 students regularly visit local pre-schools and read to the youngsters.
Floorball, cross-country, basketball, football and more
So far this year we have taken part in coaching sessions for floorball and handball at the ASB Centre. In Term 2 we will be coached in football by Island Bay United.
In Term 4 we attend the Kilbirnie Aquatic Centre and take part in activities such as kayaking, diving, snorkeling and water safety.
Through out the year we have the opportunity to join the Southern Zone competitions for athletics, swimming, cross-country and cricket.