8.55am School Starts
10.25 - 10.45 Morning Tea
10.45 - 12.25
12.25 - 1.15pm Lunch
1.15 - 2.55pm
ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
Presently, our school has a total of 8 classrooms and students all ranging from Year 1 to Year 8. Our senior classes (Year 4- 8) are one-to-one with electronic devices, such as Chromebooks and Ipads. We are a Google School, and use such portals as Seesaw to present work.
We are a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) School
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Classes elect two student counselors which attend a weekly meeting and give a voice to the students in how things are going and needs
We have a Junior and Senior Kapa Haka group
Every year St Mary's enters the Regional Showquest as part of our Arts Curriculum
Parents must inform the school office before 9.00am if their child is going to be away from school - you can contact the school via phone / email / SKOOL LOOP
ORAL LANGUAGE PROGRAMME
At St Mary's we provide an Oral Language Programme for 4 year olds. Parents are invited to be a part of the learning journey as their children prepare for their schooling years at St Mary's. Every 2nd Tuesday the programme is held in Room 1 and led by Mrs Karen McChlery (New Entrant/Year 1 Teacher).
Playbased learning occurs from 9.10 - 10.15am in our Junior school - Rooms 1 and 2. Room 3 join us on a Friday morning to learn, discover and play.
Our play-based approach endeavours to involve both child initiated and teacher supported learning.
We, the teachers, encourage children’s learning and inquiry through interactions that aim to stretch their thinking to higher levels.
We also aim to bring the child’s awareness towards mathematics, science and literacy concepts, allowing them to engage with such concepts through hands-on learning.