欢迎来到圣海利斯学校(一年级至八年级)

 

 DSC 0052圣海利斯学校(St Heliers School)以力臻完美为宗旨。我们的目标是引导和培养每一个学生,使他们在学校生活的各个领域发挥各自的潜能。学校和家庭密切的合作关系是实现该目标必不可少的条件。

 

作为一所完全小学(一至八年级),我们见证了学生们从眨着大眼睛的五岁孩子成长为青少年的历程。从踏入校园的那一刻起,学生们就在老师的鼓励和帮助下努力成为一个独立且充满责任感的学习者。

 

学校积极引导高年级的学生指导和照顾低年级的学生。每年开学初高年级班级就会和低年级班级"结对子",在学校生活的各个方面帮助和支持低年级的学生。正是这种"结对子"的方式创造了圣海利斯小学大家庭的氛围。

 Te Ao Māori

Aotearoa New Zealand has a proud bi-cultural history. At St Heliers School, our students participate in a range of cultural experiences relating to Tikanga, Te Reo and Te Ao Māori. We aim to uphold all of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.  Te Reo Māori is displayed in our classrooms and used by kaiāko (teachers) in their daily activities.

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Language Weeks

New Zealand is home to many different cultures and languages.  Throughout the year, there are a number of official Language Weeks which are celebrated at schools across the country.  The countries celebrated include our Pacific Island neighbours, such as Samoa, Tonga, Niue, the Cook Islands and Fiji. There are also Māori and Chinese Language Weeks.  These Language Weeks are incorporated into our curriculum through words, songs and dance.

Second Language Programme - Mandarin

Mandarin is offered to students in Years 5 to 8. A well-qualified Mandarin Learning Assistant is employed to assist teachers in the delivery of the programme.

Students are taught to use Mandarin to communicate with one another in a variety of real-life social situations.

Confidence in speaking and comprehension goes hand in hand with an emphasis on cultural understanding of Chinese society. The interactive, student-centred lessons are supported by exciting language-teaching technology and resources; extending to students' involvement in Chinese cultural activities, where they can use their Mandarin language in genuine conversation.

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Inquiry Learning - Diversity

One of the Big Ideas covered in Inquiry each year is Diversity. Inquiry Learning is guided by the investigation of concepts which are authentic, relevant, challenging, engaging and globally transferable. Inquiry Learning encourages a response resulting in a change in thinking and/or positive action, for the benefit of the learner and others.

Core Curriculum — Educating for Excellence

The school curriculum is made up of eight essential learning areas that are prescribed by the Ministry of Education.

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Science
Technology
Social Science
Health & Physical Education
The Arts
Learning Languages

 

Underpinning the curriculum areas are five key competencies.

Thinking
Understanding language, symbols and texts
Relating to others
Managing self
Participating & contributing

 

Inquiry Learning

Inquiry Learning is a school-wide approach to learning, where many of the essential learning areas are taught through an Inquiry model.

St Heliers School Inquiry Learning enables students to become responsible, self-directed, and life-long learners, who are critical thinkers and effective problem solvers, with the ability to ask and act upon higher order questions. Our Inquiry Learning model gives the learner a focused approach through which they can search for meaning, construct understanding, build knowledge, and respond to big ideas and key concepts.

Inquiry Learning is guided by the investigation of concepts which are authentic, relevant, challenging, engaging and globally transferrable. Inquiry Learning encourages a response resulting in a change in thinking and/or positive action, for the benefit of the learner and others.

 

Curriculum Management

The essential learning areas have a specified allocation of teaching and learning time for all students

Student achievement is systematically monitored and barriers to learning identified.

Planning of individual classroom programmes is focused on programmes that reflect school curriculum and the New Zealand Curriculum Framework intent.

Year 7 and 8 students receive technology programmes at Selwyn College - an approved Technology Training Centre.

Intervention programmes support student learning to meet the standards set for St Heliers School.

 

Homework

St Heliers School has a policy of providing a small amount of homework for children on a regular basis. This promotes good work habits, learning to work independently and provides an opportunity for parents and children to share in learning experiences. In no case is this ever excessive and should always be set at an age appropriate level. If you have any questions regarding the homework set, please contact your child's teacher.

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Our Kāhui Ako

Glendowie Kāhui Ako or Community of Learners (CoL) is made up of four schools in our local Glendowie community.

These are: 

  • Churchill Park School

  • Glendowie School

  • St. Heliers Primary School

  • Glendowie College.

Our schools work together to provide seamless high-quality education. This is facilitated through the Principals and across School Leaders working together to engage all akonga/kaiako (students and staff) in the pursuit of shared school goals.

Glendowie Kāhui Ako started in 2018 with a focus in the primary sector to raise student achievement in writing, along with a focus on student agency.

The College focus is to raise the number of Year 11-13 students achieving NZ Scholarship and NCEA endorsed with merit or excellence. They are also developing the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Middle Years' Programme (MYP) as a new initiative in the college.

Fostering student wellbeing is an ongoing focus as we move into the next phase of the Glendowie Kāhui Ako future development.

Our Schools

Glendowie Community of Learning Lead Principal’s Term 2 Report

2019 Presentation

2018 Presentation 

St Heliers School News