Kia ora and welcome to the Pukeko Hapori!
Pukeko Hapori is made up of three teachers and all the Year 3 students. The Pukeko Hapori has three flexible homegroups where students start their day, then, during learning time, the students work with different teachers and in different spaces within our Hapori.
Pukeko students learn and work on the third floor, known as ‘Ohunga’, close the Library and the Kotuku (Year 4) learners. There are spaces for groups to work, breakout rooms and quiet spaces.
The core subjects of Reading, Writing and Maths continue to be the major focus for teaching and learning in Year 3. As children move through these important years, they begin to shift from ‘learning to read and write’, to ‘reading and writing to learn’. The knowledge and strategies required to solve maths problems become increasingly complex. In Year 3, the development of student independence and ‘self-management’, is encouraged further. We strive to create a fun and inclusive learning environment where children can be successful in their learning and understand that making mistakes is part of the learning process.
Our goal is to integrate all areas of the curriculum, including Technology, Science and Art with STEAM and an increasing level of design thinking/inquiry learning (LAUNCH). Pukeko students are also fortunate to have a range of opportunities to work with specialist teachers during the year, in areas including PE, Music, Wellbeing and more!
Collaborative teaching and learning in the Pukeko Hapori includes teachers working together, in a collaborative way to plan, look at assessment data, group students and decide on where to next, for student learning. Students are encouraged to work together in ways that prepare them for the future, while developing the Key Competencies and important 21st Century skills.
Underpinning all of the above is our school’s vision for students who ‘Wonder, Innovate, Nurture, Grow and Succeed’ (WINGS)!