Category: Claire Smith

Celebrating our Teacher Aides

You may have noticed a small group of very busy women in our school doing one or all of the below… Read more about 'Celebrating our Teacher Aides'...

Building relationships with Jackie in Room 8

To praise or not to praise...

Research has shown time and time again, that quality praise from influential adults helps children develop resilience, grow in confidence and persevere because they believe they can do it (a... Read more about 'To praise or not to praise...'...

Giving things a go at Merc2

Working Memory Matters

Working memory is where your child stores the information needed to complete a task.

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6.Working in groups helps share the memory load

What makes a good life? (in children’s words)

In October and November 2018, the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children asked for the views of children and young people on what wellbeing means to them.

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Resilience

Although we celebrated their excellence in running, they were not necessarily our most resilient.

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Helping children with anxiety

The Key Competencies are an exciting and vital part of our New Zealand Curriculum that underpin everything we do in the classroom.

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100 ways to praise a child 2

Earthquake proof designing

Room 5 and 6 had to design a structure using iceblock sticks and modelling clay on a floating platform that would withstand shaking

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Sebastian showing off his design

Future Manolo Blahniks in Rooms 5 & 6

Rooms 5 & 6 had to design a pair of shoes with the materials provided

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Krystal designing a boot with a party at the back

Fantastic role models inspire the Te Mihi team

As part of our Dare to Care inquiry this term, the Te Mihi team have had some visits from people in our community who are making a difference.

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Very engaged Te Mihi students

SSW

In Room 5 and 6 we are silently writing for 15 minutes every day.

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writing by the window