Literacy in English gives students access to the understanding, knowledge, and skills they need to participate fully in the social, cultural, political, and economic life of New Zealand and the wider world. To be successful participants, they need to be effective oral, written, and visual communicators (NZC). English is structured around two strands:
- making meaning- listening, reading, and viewing, and
- creating meaning- speaking, writing, and presenting.
English is linked to our integrated curriculum through context related texts, experiences and resources. Students work in groups within their class as they develop skills, strategies and understandings which enable them to maximize their potential as readers and writers. Regular assessment ensures individual needs are met through support and extension. Students are encouraged to make full use of our school library and learn information literacy skills as part of the library and literacy programme.
Teachers are following the Ministry of Education Numeracy Project where students learn core number knowledge and strategies in their home room. Strand mathematics is also taught, including geometry, statistics, measurement and problem solving. Students who have special needs or abilities are specifically catered for. Assessment is carried out regularly and programmes are reviewed to ensure that the needs of learners are met and groups are adjusted accordingly.
Science is part of our integrated curriculum. Our programmes include 'science rotations' where your child's class will work with other teachers within their year group allowing for many different investigations to be covered. As part of our science programme students are encouraged to take part in the Bohally Science and Technology Fair and enter projects for inclusion in Marlborough and Technology Science Fair.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Students for whom English is a second or third language are assessed and tailored interventions are provided to support their development.