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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Learning to think critically

Someone asked me recently what my favourite age to teach is. My experiences of teaching different age groups have been in quite different contexts, but my favourite teaching years were while I was teaching Year 3 and 4s.  My main reason for enjoying this was the development that occurs at that age in children’s ability to think […]

RCS Newsletter – Week 6

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Principal Blog – Developing Critical Thinkers Junior Hub Learning Blog – Restorative Practices Middle Hub Learning Blog Learning Diary Message from Staff – Lynda Siave  Kia ora te whanau, Spring is just around the corner! It’s a […]

Restorative practice in the Junior hub

Kiaora te whanau The Junior hub have been participating in ‘Circle Time’ once a week on a Friday morning. The purpose of Circle Time is to teach ‘restorative behaviour’. Restorative practice means to ‘restore relationships in a the wake of wrongdoing or conflict’. The role of Circle Time is to help build relationships that the children […]

Working positively with teachers

I went to a course early last term and a phrase was said that continues to stick in my mind – “Don’t get furious, get curious”.  I have been in two further workshops with the same presenter and she often refers to this phrase. The reason the phrase sits so strongly in my mind is […]

RCS Newsletter – Week 5

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Principal Blog – Working positively with teachers Junior Hub Learning Blog – Restorative Practices Learning Diary Message from Staff – Dennis Marshall  We have recently had our 60th pupil join us at Rolleston Christian School! Praise God! As […]

Middle Hub Blog – Week 5 and 6

Middle Hub Blog Hello and welcome to my Middle Hub Blog, my name is Amos Pilgrim and I’m the Middle Hub Team Leader here at Rolleston Christian School. The purpose of this bog is to inform children, parents and the community of what we are learning about and how we can encourage and challenge children […]

Middle Hub Blog – Week 3 and 4

Middle Hub Blog Hello and welcome to my Middle Hub Blog, my name is Amos Pilgrim and I’m the Middle Hub Team Leader here at Rolleston Christian School. The purpose of this bog is to inform children, parents and the community of what we are learning about and how we can encourage and challenge children […]

Help your child learn to read

As a young teacher I taught Year 7 students at a large intermediate in Auckland. The majority of our students were well below the expected level of achievement for their age, particularly in reading. I recall asking one parent “Do you read to your son?” and I don’t think I will ever forget her response; […]

Term 3 in the Junior Hub

Weeks 1 and 2: Junior Hub Kiaora te whanau The term started with some changes in the Junior Hub timetable. After an inspiring time at the Christian schools conference at the end of last term I decided to put in place something that has been on my heart for a while. Explore time is beginning […]

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