Junior School Blog

Discovery Learning Time
28 November 2012



"Students who participate and contribute in communities have a sense of belonging and the confidence to participate in new contexts.
They understand the importance of balancing rights, roles and responsibilities. Discovery Time creates an authentic learning community where students
explore new ideas and transfer what they already know to new contexts. They  gain confidence to participate and contribute in a variety of learning
situations within and beyond this community"  (Gay Hay and Brenda Harris - 'Developing Key Competencies through activity-based, child-directed learning')

Discovery Learning
06 September 2012

A focus once a week, developing Key Competencies through activity-based child-directed learning, this provides opportunities for teachers to meet the diverse needs of students through planned structured experiences.




15 August 2011

In 2011, the Junior school took their audience on a journey throughout Space to collect items for the royal wedding. Bright and colourful creatures from throughout the universe sang and danced their way in the hour long show. A standing ovation was received in the final show with the performers asked to repeat the final song ‘Christchurch Kids’.

Junior Athletics Meet
06 September 2012

Children enjoy a day of sprints, high jump, hurdles and other athletics events to demonstrate skills learnt over the previous weeks of the Physical Education programme.


Numicon in the Classroom
08 May 2011

New Entrants have loved being introduced to 'NUMICON' during Maths lessons. They have been 'getting to know' the shapes by playing a number of multi-sensory games .

It hasn't taken the children long at all to become familiar with the pieces and they are now using them to order random numbers, make teen numbers and to double numbers!

The children have learnt so much in such a short amount of time!

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