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Year 5 & 6

(1) Rūma Tahi

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. Your tamariki belong to a Rōpū (Māori word for group) with their 2 teachers. This Rōpū is then part of an extended whānau called a hapū (extended family). We chose the word hāpū because we want to develop a shared identity and for the tamariki to feel like they are part of something special.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
8.55 - 11.00
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / Library Day
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
11:00am
Morning Tea
11:30 - 1.00
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Adventure Afternoons
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

(1) Rūma Tahi 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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(2) Rūma Rua

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). Your tamariki belong to a Rōpū (Māori word for group) with their 2 teachers. This Rōpū is then part of an extended whānau called a hapū (extended family). We chose the word hāpū because we want to develop a shared identity and for the tamariki to feel like they are part of something special.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
8.55 - 11.00
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / Library Day
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
11:00am
Morning Tea
11.30 - 1.00
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Adventure Afternoons
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

(2) Rūma Rua Teachers

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.

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 ākonga. One of the most exciting things about education is the process of finding innovative ways to engage and inspire.

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(3) Rūma Toru

Rūma Toru 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. Your tamariki belong to a Rōpū (Māori word for group) with their 2 teachers. This Rōpū is then part of an extended whānau called a hapū (extended family). We chose the word hāpū because we want to develop a shared identity and for the tamariki to feel like they are part of something special.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
8.55-11.00
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / Library Day
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
11:00am
Morning Tea
11:30 - 1.00
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Adventure Afternoons
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

(3) Rūma Toru 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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Clare O'Gorman clareo@kaurilands.school.nz I am excited about teaching at Kaurilands this year! I encourage tamariki to be inquisitive thinkers and creative problem solvers. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outdoors and motorsport, especially drifting.

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(4) Rūma Whā

Here in the wonderful world of Rūma Whā 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. Your tamariki belong to a Rōpū (Māori word for group) with their 2 teachers. This Rōpū is then part of an extended whānau called a hapū (extended family). We chose the word hāpū because we want to develop a shared identity and for the tamariki to feel like they are part of something special.

Weekly Timetable

 
Mon
Tues
Wed
Thu
Fri
8:55am
ROLL
8.55 - 11.00
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing / Library Day
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
8.55 - Hui 9.15 Literacy Block / Reading and Writing
11:00am
Morning Tea
11:30 - 1.00
Maths and Thinking Skills
Maths and Thinking Skills
Adventure Afternoons
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

(4) Rūma Whā 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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