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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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

RCS Newsletter – Week 4

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Principal Blog – Help your child with reading. Junior Hub Learning Blog  Learning Diary Message from Staff – Amos Pilgrim  Hi parents, caregivers, and supporters of Rolleston Christian School, Welcome to week four of term […]

Learning at Home Projects

‘Homework’ is always a fascinating point of debate in primary schools. The way the New Zealand system is set up relies on quality learning happening both at school and at home. The types of learning that occur in these places need to be different but complimentary, making the most of the unique contexts and the specialised […]

Love and School

I was speaking to friend recently that mentioned how working with kids is such an important role, because we have the opportunity to teach children what it means to value manaakitanga (extending love) in a world that desperately needs more love. It really got me thinking about the role love has to play in a […]

RCS Newsletter – Week Ten

  Dear , In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Principal Blog – Love and School Learning Diary Message from Staff – Kendra Liggett Kia Ora Whanau, Wow, we are nearing the end of our second term here at Rolleston Christian School. On personal reflection, […]

RCS Newsletter – Week Eight

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Principal’s Blog – Growth Learning Diary Message from Staff – Mandy Cleave Kia Ora RCS Family, Recently I went on a course called ‘Lighting the Literacy Fire’ run by Jill Eggleton. If you have a child in […]

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