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Year 5 & 6

Rōpū Rima (R5/6)

Ropu Rima is a fun and innovative environment, which encourages children to take risks and have ownership of their learning. We want children to be engaged in the learning process and curious thinkers. We encourage our tamariki to manage themselves independently and work collaboratively with others. We foster positive relationships between peers, teachers and the wider school community.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
8.55-11.00
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Tahi Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Rima Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Toru Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Whitu Swimming)
11:00am
Morning Tea
11:30 - 1.00
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
1:00pm
Lunch
1:50pm
Roll
1.50 - 3.00
Inquiry
Inquiry
Inquiry
Te Reo Māori
Inquiry

Rōpū Rima (R5/6) Teachers

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, with Ingrid and Franny. We are excited about this year. We love to learn and are looking forward to discovering new things with our fabulous tamariki.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
8.55 - 11.00
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Tahi Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Rima Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Toru Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Whitu Swimming)
11:00am
Morning Tea
11:30 - 1.00
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
1:00pm
Lunch
1:50pm
Roll
1.50-3.00
Inquiry
Inquiry
Inquiry
Te Reo Māori
Inquiry

Rōpū Tahi (R1/2) Teachers

Ingrid Belt

Ingrid Belt ingridb@kaurilands.school.nz I have been teaching at Kaurilands Primary since 2012. I have experience teaching Intermediate children. ESOL and Reading Recovery. This year I am doing my Masters in Education focusing on dyslexia. I may not be in a classroom but you will still see me around.

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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 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
8.55 - 11.00
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Tahi Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Rima Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Toru Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Whitu Swimming)
11:00am
Morning Tea
11.30 - 1.00
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
1:00pm
Lunch
1:50pm
Roll
1:50 - 3.00
Inquiry
Inquiry
Inquiry
Te Reo Māori
Inquiry

Rōpū Toru (R3/4) Teachers

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.

Hannah Kay

Hannah Kay hannahk@kaurilands.school.nz I am so excited about my second year of teaching at Kaurilands School and being lucky enough to be apart of such a positive and caring community! In my spare time you will find me walking my dog Onyx in the Waitakere ranges or out of Auckland visiting whanau.

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Rōpū Whitu (R7/8)

Here in the wonderful world of Rōpū Whitu we strive to make learning an adventure that is enjoyable for all. In this space you will be included, respected, encouraged, appreciated and motivated to be the best you can be, supported by passionate teachers and a room full of caring classmates.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
8.55 - 11.00
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Tahi Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Rima Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Toru Swimming)
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / (Rōpū Whitu Swimming)
11:00am
Morning Tea
11:30 - 1.00
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
1:00pm
Lunch
1:50pm
Roll
1.50 - 3.00
Inquiry
Inquiry
Inquiry
Te Reo Māori
Inquiry

Rōpū Whitu (R7/8) 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.

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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