He waka eke noa - A canoe which we are all in with no exception As a school we are deeply committed to the well being of all of our tamariki and this is reflected in our school vision statement: “Together we are passionately nurturing the potential of every learner”. Our values of Manaakitanga, Ako, Whanaungatanga, Kotahitanga and Kaitiakitanga are an integral part of our school. Mokoroa is our school guardian, the kaitiaki taniwha that watches over us all. He also reminds us that we are all kaitiaki (guardians) of each other and the beautiful Waitakere ngahere that surrounds us and runs through our grounds. We are focused on the future and working with our community to ensure the very best outcomes for our learners. As a community we have worked hard to ensure our Graduate Learner Dispositions (Collaboration, Self Management, Citizenship, Thinking) are at the forefront of classroom life. We look forward to working with the kura in our Kōtuitui cluster for the betterment of all of our students. He aha te mea nui o te ao What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.
This is my Kaurilands in-school Community of Learning team:
The purpose of my inquiry is to support kaiako and ākonga by clarifying the learning progressions for digital technology at Kaurilands school. This is inquiry will sit alongside the implementation of the new Digital Technologies Curriculum in our kura.
My key area of interest for my CoL role is improving outcomes for diverse learners and their whanau. My current inquiry is about supporting children who have dyslexia and their families. This includes investigating research based best practice for the classroom, school wide programmes and pastoral care.
The purpose of my inquiry is to investigate research-based approaches to developing effective early literacy acquisition within the first year of school. I am interested in critically analysing available national and international literature in this area, then considering how this knowledge could be used to guide literacy teaching and learning in our kura.