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RCS Newsletter – Week 4

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff Exploring the values at home What’s On What’s Coming Up Reminders From the PCG Community Notices Quick Links: These links will take you directly to important places on our website. Middle Hub Learning Learning Diary Learning at Home   Message from Staff Kia ora kotou, My name is […]

RCS Newsletter – Merry Christmas!

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up From the PCG Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Message from Staff – Liz Horn  It is hard to believe that it is the last week of our foundation year. In many ways it feels like only yesterday that we sat in […]

RCS Newsletter – Week 9, Term 4

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up From the PCG Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Message from Staff – Dennis Marshall  Well, two weeks until the end of our inaugural year! What a year it’s been. There have been ups and downs and lots of learning along the way […]

RCS Newsletter – Week 7, Term 4

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up From the PCG Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Message from Staff – Amos Pilgrim Kia ora and welcome to Week 7! You read that correctly, we are now in Week 7 of a ten week Term 4 – where has […]

RCS Newsletter – Week 5, Term 4

  In this Newsletter: Message from Staff What’s Happening What’s Coming Up Reminders Community Notices Quick Notes: Learning at Home Message from Staff – Liz Horn As we come towards the end of our foundation year, it is a natural time to reflect on the year been and all that has occurred over that time.  […]

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; […]

Teaching behaviour rather than controlling it.

When I was in my mid 20s I spent a couple of years doing relief teaching in London. I spent a few months doing day-to-day relieving and then spent the rest of the time in a position doing the release time for teachers – half a day a week in 10 classes. Something I found really […]

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