Curriculum

Speaker Reader Finals

The annual Speaker Reader finals take place in the Sun Valley hall on the 7 March. The Senior finals are from 9.00 to 10.30 and the Juniors from 12.00 to 13.00. The 2011 presentations were of an exceptionally high standard and the audiences were captivated. At present the Grade Finals are taking place and the competition is fierce. Having had[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Curriculum

Reading to children for enjoyment and learning.

Kottie Christie-Blick took us through an inferential reading experience by reading us Dr Seuss’ book, The Lorax. She spoke about the importance of submerging children in stories from a very early age. Children who have been read to extensively will be able to make meaning of what they hear and read. If children are not read a variety of texts[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Curriculum
Prediction, Assumptions and Inferences

Prediction, Assumptions and Inferences

As the Staff Development Training draws closer today, the word ‘infer’ is being bandied about with an air of mysticism, curiosity and a dash of anxiety. Will I grasp the thrust of the input by Kottie Christie-Blick, a teacher and educational consultant from the USA? So I resorted to my friend Google to set me on the right path. An[Read More…]

by February 16, 2012 Curriculum
Parents and Teachers in Partnership.

Parents and Teachers in Partnership.

Over 200 parents attended the Night School on Homework. Responding to an invitation from the Grade Heads a bumper crowd of committed parents packed into the hall facilitating the addition of extra chairs to accommodate everyone. After some input regarding the value of homework and the optimal conditions for successful homework sessions, the parents joined their Grade Heads to hear[Read More…]

by February 9, 2012 Curriculum
Night School. Calling all parents…

Night School. Calling all parents…

by February 2, 2012 Curriculum

Preparing for the future

School closes at 13.00 on Thursday, 16 February and is closed on Friday, 17 February as our staff meet for a Professional Development Seminar entitled: Teach like a Champion. Kottie Christie-Blick, an Award winning, master teacher from the USA, will guide us on how to teach students to infer while reading. On Friday, Dr John Gibbon will be covering aspects[Read More…]

by January 23, 2012 Curriculum
Classrooms Proudly Prepared for 2012

Classrooms Proudly Prepared for 2012

The staff worked flat out to ensure that their classrooms were attractive and welcoming before the start of the new year. Click on the picture to view the many venues around the school.

by January 19, 2012 Curriculum