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Year 5 & 6

Rōpū Rima (R5/6)

'He waka eke noa'. We are all in this waka together. We use this whakatauki to guide our Rōpū on our learning journey. We have a vibrant and creative space where students are encouraged to be agents in the learning process. We encourage our tamariki to take ownership of the space and practise skills in independence and responsibility. In this learning space we value whanaungatanga. It is a place to build positive relationships. It is also a space where the tamariki can safely take risks in their learning which enables them to develop who they are and what they are good at.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
9:10am
Literacy - Writing
Literacy- Writing
Literacy- Writing
Literacy- Writing
Exploration Hour 9.30-11.00
10.10
Maths
Maths
Maths
Maths
Exploration Hour 9.30-11.00
11:00am
Morning Tea
11:30am
Inquiry Challenge
Inquiry Challenge
Inquiry Challenge / 12.30-1.00 Te Reo Māori
Inquiry Challenge
Buddy Class (Rooms 23 and 25) / 11.30 - 12 Te Reo Maori / Inquiry Topic Challenge
1:00pm
Lunch
1:50pm
Roll
2:00pm
SSR/SSD / Literacy - Reading / Te Reo Māori
SSR/SSD / Literacy - Reading
SSR/SSD / Geography / Literacy - Reading
SSR/SSD / Literacy - Reading
1.50-3.00 What Stuck With You and Seesaw Reflection / Reflection Cards Class Meeting / Oral Language /The Arts

Rōpū Rima (R5/6) Teachers

Hannah Pragert

Hannah Pragert hannahp@kaurilands.school.nz This is my fourth year teaching at Kaurilands. I love my job and I am lucky to be working alongside such supportive, passion and collaborative people. I believe that children learn best when they feel happy and safe in their environment.
I like doing DIY projects and reading Harry Potter.

Sian Smith

Siân Branks sians@kaurilands.school.nz I love teaching at Kaurilands. It's an innovative, supportive and extremely beautiful school that feels like home. My teaching philosophy is centered in 21st C pedagogy and providing authentic learning opportunities. I am a league supporter and I love all things Pasifika and Te Reo Māori.

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Rōpū Tahi (R1/2)

Welcome to Rōpū Tahi. We are really excited about working collaboratively as one akomanga (class) in our amazing space.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
9:00am
Morning Hui/ Literacy
Morning Hui/ Literacy
Morning Hui/ Literacy
Morning Hui/ Literacy
Morning Hui/Exploration Hour
11:00am
Morning Tea
11:30am
Literacy/Maths
Literacy/Maths
Literacy/Maths
Te Reo/Maths
Maths/Buddy Class
1:00pm
Lunch
1:50pm
Roll
2:00pm
Inquiry
Inquiry
Inquiry
Inquiry
Sport/PE

Rōpū Tahi (R1/2) Teachers

Kimberly Newmarch

Kimberly Newmarch kimberlyn@kaurilands.school.nz I have been teaching at Kaurilands for over 7 years. I really enjoy working in our Innovative Learning Environment because of the teachers and children that I work with. I am always amazed by how the tamariki lead their learning everyday. I enjoy reading, cooking and holidays with my family.

Ben Fletcher

Ben Fletcher benf@kaurilands.school.nz I’m a first year teacher and am very happy to be starting my teaching career in such a warm-hearted school full of fun and passionate people. Big believer in recognising and accepting children for who they are and not expecting every child to fit the same mould. I love anything outdoors in nature.

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Rōpū Toru (R3/4)

In our Rōpū we are all learners as well as teachers. We value the things that make us unique and we work together to maximise our learning potential. We are lucky to work in a beautiful learning environment with an amazing group of ākonga (learners).

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
9:00am
Hui
Hui
Hui
Hui
Hui
9:15am
Flexible Library 9-11 / 9:10 - 11am Literacy (Reading/writing)
Flexible Library 9am - 1pm / 9:10 - 11am Literacy (Reading/writing)
9:10 - 11am Literacy (Reading/writing)
9:10 - 11am Literacy (Reading/writing)
9:15-10:15am Exploration Hour / Flexible Friday: Teacher and student led workshops (science, drama sport/PE, Te Reo health)
11:00am
Morning Tea
11.30am
11:30 - 12pm Inquiry / 12 - 1pm Maths
11:30 - 12pm Inquiry 12 - 1pm Maths
11:30 - 12pm Inquiry 12 - 1pm Maths
11:30 - 12pm Inquiry 12 - 1pm Maths
Flexible Friday
1:00pm
Lunch
1:50pm
Roll
1:50pm
SSR / GLD’s/Inquiry
SSR / GLD’s/Inquiry
SSR / Year 6 Hui
SSR / Finishing work/booking into flexible Friday workshops 2:30 - 3.00pm Buddy Class
SSR / Flexible Friday

Rōpū Toru (R3/4) Teachers

Kylie Parkinson

Kylie Parkinson kyliep@kaurilands.school.nz I teach in Rōpū Toru with Josh. I love working with such a collaborative team who are all just as passionate about innovative learning practice as I am. I am also driven by creating meaningful learning experiences in the performing arts for our tamariki here at Kaurilands.

Josh Farrell

Josh Farrell joshf@kaurilands.school.nz I am proud to work at such a caring and welcoming kura. I believe that we are all teachers as well as learners and I love finding out about the passions and interests of akonga. One of the most exciting things about education is the process of finding innovative ways to engage and inspire.

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Rōpū Waru (R8a)

We are a passionate bunch of learners who have a vast range of hobbies and interests. We are creative and passionate about our learning.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
8.55am
Morning Hui / PB4L WRITING Warm Up PL Writing group MATHS Workshop Rotations
Morning Hui / PB4L WRITING Warm Up PL Writing group MATHS Workshop Rotations
Morning Hui / PB4L WRITING Warm Up PL Writing group MATHS Workshop Rotations
Morning Hui / PB4L WRITING Warm Up PL Writing group MATHS Workshop Rotations
Morning Hui - Rōpūs Rima, Whitu & Waru In the Ahi Kaa / PB4L EXPLORATION HOUR
11:00am
Morning Tea
11.30am
INQUIRY/ TRASH / PLANET
INQUIRY/ TRASH / PLANET
INQUIRY/ TRASH / PLANET
INQUIRY/ TRASH / PLANET
MATHS Workshop Rotations READING / WRITING
1:00pm
Lunch
1:50pm
Roll
1.50pm
Roll / Class Book Buddy Reading RMS 17 & 29 / READING
Roll / Class Book Buddy Reading RMS 17 & 29 / READING
Roll / Class Book Buddy Reading RMS 17 & 29 / READING
Roll / Class Book Buddy Reading RMS 17 & 29 / READING
Te Reo

Rōpū Waru (R8a) Teachers

Frances Ohanlon

Frances O’Hanlon franceso@kaurilands.school.nz Kaurilands is a fantastic whānau to be a part of and is a great place to work. I love what I do, I feel fortunate to be working with an awesome group of tamariki and a great team. Knowing my students and providing a safe environment where they can explore their passions is important.

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Rōpū Whitu (R7/8)

Welcome to Rōpū Whitu, we are a composite year 5 & 6 class in a collaborative learning space. In Rōpū Whitu we have 56 enthusiastic children. We empower our students by giving them many choices in their learning. Self-management is a lifelong skill that we promote, students reflect on their personal learning style on a regular basis and begin taking charge of their learning.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
9.00
Year 5 HUI: Te Wa O Whanaungatanga (including PB4L Values)
Year 5 HUI: Te Wa O Whanaungatanga (including PB4L Values)
Year 5 HUI: Te Wa O Whanaungatanga (including PB4L Values)
Year 5 HUI: Te Wa O Whanaungatanga (including PB4L Values)
Year 5 HUI: Te Wa O Whanaungatanga (including PB4L Values)
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
10:10
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
Literacy (Reading/Writing/Spelling)
11:00am
Morning Tea
11:30
Maths
Maths
Maths
Maths
Maths
1:00pm
Lunch
1:50pm
Roll
1.50
Sport/PE
SSR/ Inquiry - Technology / The Arts/ Te Reo / Thinking Skills
SSR/ Inquiry - Technology / The Arts/ Te Reo / Thinking Skills
Library / Inquiry - Technology / The Arts/ Te Reo / Thinking Skills
Library / Inquiry - Technology / The Arts/ Te Reo / Thinking Skills

Rōpū Whitu (R7/8) Teachers

Hannah Kay

Hannah Kay hannahk@kaurilands.school.nz I'm so excited about my first year at Kaurilands School and feel so lucky to be part of such positive community! In my spare time you will find me walking my dog in the Waitakere ranges or out of Auckland visiting whānau.

Jenna Powell 1

Jenna Powell jennap@kaurilands.school.nz I love being a part of the Kaurilands community and whānau working alongside passionate and inspiring teachers. I enjoy working in the Innovative Learning Environment where children can lead their learning focussing on what is important in their world. Teaching reading and writing is my passion.

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