Ka whāngaia, ka tipu, ka puāwai – Nurture it and it will grow, then blossom.
Welcome to Kererū
We are a group of Year 3 and 4 learners here at Wigram Primary School.
In Kererū, we have Marc Gibson (Team Leader), Alexia Walker, Ellie Galletly and Brian Walkinshaw as the main teachers, with Jacqui Tabak, Janine Wood and Jacinda Clements as part-time teachers in the learning space.
We also are lucky enough to have great Teacher Aides working with us for different periods throughout the day. They work with a variety of children supporting learning needs. Fiona Lunan supports our ESOL students.
Learning starts from when the children arrive at school. The learning spaces are open from 8:30am and the children can settle into their first task of the day. This is normally by coming to say hello to the teachers.
We put a strong emphasis on the teaching of Reading, Writing and Maths. The children have an opportunity to make choices around their interests in these learning areas.
Throughout the year, children will take part in Authentic Inquiries around their interests and on joint topics.
During the week we also have Uru Manuka (Cybersmarts in the Classroom) and Kapahaka.
Use of Digital Devices
In Kererū we are lucky enough to work on iPads (around 1 iPad between 2 students). The children use GAFE (Google Apps For Education), our class learning site and Explain Everything to name a few tools. The children take part in Uru Mānuka iPad programme which is part of Manaiakalani Outreach. This then builds on the children’s’ Digital Learning Skills and being SMART online.