Kia ora and welcome to the Kahu Hapori!
The Kahu Hapori is our Year 7 and 8 team. It is made up of five smaller whanau, Kahu 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and we can be found on the ‘Tiwai’ floor (level 2). All students work across a variety of spaces and interact with all seven of our whanau teachers, throughout the week.
Students have a varied and interesting programme, that includes the core subjects of Literacy and Maths, as well as a comprehensive specialist programme that offers P.E, Science, Technology, Coding/Robotics, Food Technology, Art, Music, Spanish, Chinese and Environmental Studies.
Our Intermediate motto is ‘Lead Proudly’, which we develop through opportunities to lead within our school and throughout the wider community, such as, House Captains, Hospice Ambassadors and Environmental Ambassadors. All Intermediate students are expected to take on a leadership role within the school.
Our programme is built around the philosophy of creating Self-Directed Learners (SDL) who can identify and act on their next learning steps. Our BYOD initiative, and the high number of laptops that we have in our Hapori, mean that all students have access to 1:1 devices, which supports Self Directed Learning.
In Maths and Literacy, students use assessment tasks like Probe, STAR, e-asTTle, GLoSS and AWS to find their learning gaps and next steps. We then teach our students how to understand these assessments, in order to choose workshops they would like, and need, to learn from.
Encompassing all of this is our WINGS programme:
Our focus is to support students to continue to: build on the skills they have learned in their Y0-6 years, prepare our students for high school, as well as a continually changing future.
No longer is education about filling their heads with knowledge, it is about giving them the tools to be innovators, questioners and collaborators... the tools that a 21st century learner will need to be successful in, and throughout, their lives.