Curriculum

Achievement in relation to National Standards will be reported in writing, twice a year in plain language.

 Yrs 0-3

  1. A National Standards Report (OTJ) is to be written to correspond with the anniversary of a student’s 6 – 7 -  8th birthday.

Birthday

6 Years Old

7 Years Old

8 Years Old

Years at School

End of 1 Year = 40 weeks

End of 2 Years = 80 weeks

End of 3 Years = 120 weeks

  1. Parents will be invited by email or letter to meet with classroom teachers to discuss this report in person. This report and meeting is to be held in the Term of a student’s birthday.
  2. A Progress Report towards a student’s next National Standards Report will go home 2 terms after a student has started school then 2 terms after they receive a National Standard’s report.
  3. The reporting timeframe is individualised because students begin school in different terms of the year. .

National Standard and Progress Reporting Years 0 - 3

Examples of Reporting Timeframe

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

NS Report

Progress Report

NS Report

Progress Report

NS Report

Progress

Report

NS Report

Progress

Report

Students finishing  3 Years (120 weeks) at school in Year 4

Some students in Year 4 will have 3 reports. These students are the ones that are finishing their Year 3 Year in Year 4.

Students finishing 3 Years at School in Year 4        

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Year 3

NS Report

Year 4 Mid Year Progress

Year 4 NS Report

Yrs 4-6

  1. All students will receive a Mid-Year Progress report, these will be discussed at Mid-Year Parent/Teacher Conferences
  2. All full written National Standard End of Year Report will go home in December. In some cases (especially for students who have dropped a NS) it may be necessary for teachers to organize a conference to go through the Report.

More Information for Parents

There is a lot of information about understanding National Standards online. Please click here if you would like to broaden your understanding.

 

Support Programmes

All children have different talents and levels of ability and the rate at which they learn, the way in wich they learn and progress will vary.

To support student learning the school provides a variety of programmes and initiatives.

- Reading Recovery

A one to one support programme to support our most needy 6 year old readers. The school runs this for four children each day of the week for 20 weeks per child.

- Reading Support

A trained teacher provides for groups of readers and writers in the middle and senior school on a daily basis. Children are withdrawn from their classes and work in a special programme desinged to boost their English skills.

- Literacy Support

Small groups are taken out of their class groups by a trained specialist teacher for support in English. These may be from any area of the school. These groups cater for those children who have English as a second language.

- Reading Support 1-1

A teacher aide targets reluctant readers on a one to one situation and this close support provides both emotional and intellectual support.

- Mathematics Support

Each of the two senior Pods is streamed for Maths and children of similar ability are placed in one of six classes. Maths support operates for those most in need of support in the senior pod and for the top group of students from the middle pod. These programmes are provided by a trained teacher.

 

Sport

Shelly Park is a strong sporting school. Senior students are involved in both local and Auckland wide competitions in a variety of sports. Inter school teams are selected in Swimming, Cricket, Rugby, Soccer, Netball, Gymnastics, Basketball, Cross Country, and Athletics. All teams are well prepared and compete most strongly. Senior school children participate in Netball, 7-a-side Rugby , Soccer, and Hockey Field days during the winter term. The whole school participates in the annual school Swimming Sports, Athletics, Cross-country and Triathlon.

 

e Learning

Since 2014 the school has had a high speed N4L connection to the Internet and a Fibre Optic Backbone cable Network that allows high speed connection for multiple devices. The school wifi system caters for mobile devices.

Each class is equipped with a class set of 6 or 8 iPads, some laptops and other fixed devices.

Internet safety is paramount and we seek to develop in partnership with parents, all our students as responsible, Cybersafe, digital citizens.


Cyber Safety agreement for Children »

BYOD User Agreement »

BYOD Guidelines »

 

Homework

Children may be expected to complete school work for a maximum thirty minutes daily. In the senior school the focus will be reading as in the junior school. Other curriculum subjects will be introduced as the children progress through the school.

Homework is seen to have the following attributes:

  • To reinforce previously learned concepts
  • To foster participation and sharing with guardians
  • To encourage a positive and responsible learning attitude
  • To develop independence in children's own learning

These guidelines are provided so parents/teachers can together help the children work to their potential.

Parents are informed early in the year so they know what is expected.

Selected homework will be given on a regular basis. This will be related to classroom programmes, and the childrenís age and ability.

Homework develops study habits and organisational skills. Teachers will be responsible for reviewing the homework set for each child but both parents and teachers can take responsibility for the quality and amount of work done and communicate this to one another.

Parents are not expected to teach any new work as homework will be maintenance of what is already known, eg. in Maths if a strategy is not clearly understood by the child, leave it and communicate this to the classroom teacher.

Children may voluntarily complete homework tasks at school, eg. at lunchtime, after school, before school. Some tasks however, ie those requiring parental signatures) have to be completed at home. Three broad bands are appropriate in the school and whilst there will be variation between rooms the expectation will be similar.

We realise children lead busy lives outside school, and that they also need time to be children. If they are not meeting requirements communication with parents from the class room teacher can assist completion. Homework is to encourage students to practise and extend the learning process previously introduced and used in school.

 


 
 
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