Welcome to Toroa
We are a group of Year 1 learners at Wigram Primary School.
The teaching staff in Toroa consists of Rachael Hefferman (Team Leader), Muriel Pehi, Alicia Bell and Sarah Josland. 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.
The children work in small groups for reading and writing instruction throughout the week. Placement in these groups reflects what students can already do and what they need to learn next. Your child will be mostly working in a group of children with similar learning goals. These groups are flexible as student’s learning develops at different rates.
Mathematics is also taught in small flexible groups. Placement in these groups reflects what students can already do and what they need to learn next.
Heart Zones are the play activities we create with the children for them to enhance their learning with emphasis on our school values – Hauora, Explore, Aspire, Respect and Taonga (treasure). Through these activities we encourage collaboration, creativity, problem solving, thinking, managing ourselves, and develop oral language skills and experiences.
Please always feel free to contact any of us with any questions that you may have.