Learning

Learning Through Play

Learning through play happens across the Rangitumau team

    • All children come together for a morning hui 4 days a week
    • After hui children go to their classes for the beginning of the day
    • Learning through play happens every day from 9:15-12:30
    • Explicit learning groups are taught reading, writing and maths throughout this time with children being called in for these groups
    • Children learn in ability and mixed ability groups through these curriculum areas
    • After lunch children are in their classes for the afternoon programme which covers; The Arts, Physical Education, Rich Concepts…
    • Te Reo is taught explicitly every second week
    • Te Reo Maori is integrated throughout the daily programme
    • Student agency is happening through learning through play

Play, Make, Create

    • Children come together for a morning hui 4 days a week
    • Children learn through ‘Solway’s Play, Make, Create’ throughout the morning until 12:30
    • Explicit learning groups are taught reading, writing and maths throughout this time with children being called in for these groups
    • Children learn in ability and mixed ability groups through these curriculum areas
    • After lunch children are in their classes for the afternoon programme which covers; The Arts, Physical Education, Rich Concepts...
    • Te Reo is taught explicitly every second week
    • Te Reo Maori is integrated throughout the daily programme
    • Student agency is happening through play, make, create

Seesaw

‘Seesaw is an app that can be used on a phone or computer. It is our main platform of communication between school and home to relay children’s learning journey. Seesaw provides an opportunity to share learning experiences with whanau in different ways. You can share, download and respond to your child’s posts as well as have private communication with teachers.

Hauora at Solway

At Solway developing student health and wellbeing is paramount. We do this through explicit teaching of health and wellbeing concepts, programmes and approaches,

Our approach to wellbeing is based on Te Whare Tapa Whā.
The model describes health and wellbeing as a wharenui/meeting house with four walls. These walls represent taha wairua/spiritual wellbeing, taha hinengaro/mental and emotional wellbeing, taha tinana/physical wellbeing and taha whānau/family and social wellbeing. Along with the whenua being the foundation of the whare. By working on each taha or side, we can help develop a positive wellbeing