Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini – My valour is not that of an individual but that of a multiple

Welcome to Toroa

We are a group of Year 3 & 4 learners at Wigram Primary School.

The teaching staff in Toroa consists of Marc Gibson (team leader), Brian Walkinshaw, Harriet Burke, Alexia Walker, Ellie Galletly and Jacqui Tabak.

We are also lucky to have some great teacher aides working with us to support the children. As a collaborative teaching team, we share responsibility for all of the students and their learning.

Learning Programmes

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 Toroa 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.