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Selwyn Times: June 27, 2017

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32 Tuesday June 27 2017 Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi SELWYN TIMES Parents of Year 6 students are encouraged to take a good look at their child’s full primary school when choosing schooling for 2018. Why change schools when you don’t need to? Full Primary schools are tried and tested and have developed in innovative and cost effective ways since their inception in 1877. They are as important to the provision of education in 2018 as they were in 1877. What makes them successful? • They have evolved over time and have responded to the different demographic changes since 1877. • They are located in neighbourhoods; they cater for families and respond to community needs. • They are staffed by highly trained teachers who know curriculum levels from Level 1 – 5 who have had the same teacher training as teachers in other Year 7 and 8 school types. • Teachers in the student’s current full primary school know about individual students learning progress and learning style from Year 1 – 8. • Developing the whole child, flexibility, nurture, innovation and child centred learning sum up full primary schools. • Year 7 and 8 students are the leaders and role models along with the adults in a full primary school with opportunities to nurture Year 1 – 6 students. • School organisation in a full primary school fits the needs of students not the timetable. • All Year 7 and 8 students are included in leadership opportunities, sporting opportunities, school community job opportunities, buddy responsibilities and role model expectations. They are seen by others in the school as the leaders and younger students look up to them. • These opportunities and strategies to build leadership, key competencies and resilience are available to all Year 7 and 8 students in a full primary. What does the research tell us about the learning needs of Year 7 and 8 students? • Curriculum that is relevant, challenging, integrative, and exploratory • Multiple learning and teaching approaches • Assessment and evaluation programmes that promote quality learning • Organisational structures that support meaningful relationships and learning • Educators who value working with the age group • Courageous, collaborative leadership • School-wide efforts and policies that foster health, wellness, and safety • Multifaceted guidance and support services • School-initiated family and community partnerships Looking at the above list it becomes clear that it isn’t school type or school buildings that make the difference for Year 7 and 8 students. It is instead the innovative approach to learning and the attitude of professionals toward this group of students. This can happen in any school setting as long as the leadership, teachers and non-teaching staff are committed to the social and emotional development of this group of learners. Full Primary Schools are providers of Year 7 and 8 education in every way that other types of schools are. “Encouraging life-long learners. Expanding Horizons” Our school offers… Burnham School § Fun and authentic learning. § A family orientated environment. § Quality teaching with high expectations. St Joseph’s Papanui

SELWYN TIMES Latest Christchurch news at www. .kiwi Tuesday June 27 2017 33 Avonhead 55 Avonhead Road, Avonhead 03 348 7361 admin@avonhead.school.nz www..avonhead.school.nz Beckenham 71 Sandwich Road, Beckenham 03 337 1404 principal@beckenham.school.nz www.beckenham.school.nz Belfast 700 Main North Rd, Belfast 03 323 8849 office@belfast.school.nz www.belfastschool.co.nz Burnham School Chaytor Avenue Christchurch 03 347 6851 principal@burnham.school.nz www.burnham.school.nz Christchurch East School 311 Gloucester St, Christchurch 03 366 2440 admin@chcheast.school.nz www.chcheast.school.nz Christ the King 92 Greers Rd Burnside 03 358 2708 admin@christtheking.school.nz www. christtheking.school.nz Diamond Harbour 13 Hunters Road, Diamond Harbour 03 329 4842 office@diamondharbour .school.nz www.diamondharbour .school.nz Halswell 437 Halswell Rd, Halswell 03 322 7038 admin@halswell.school.nz halswell.school.nz Heathcote Valley 61 Bridle Path Rd, Heathcote Valley 03 384 1058 admin@hvs.school.nz www.hvs.school.nz Kaiapoi Borough School 20 Hilton Street, Kaiapoi 03 327 7231 principal@kbs.school.nz www.kbs.school.nz Kaiapoi North 278 Williams Street, Kaiapoi 03 327 8803 jason.m@kaiapoinorth.school.nz www.kaiapoinorth.school.nz Loburn RD 2 Rangiora 03 312 8828 principal@loburn.school.nz www.loburn.school.nz Lyttelton Primary School 34 Oxford Street, Lyttelton 03 929 0588 office@lyttelton.school.nz www.lyttelton.school.nz And also The research also provides insight into what works for Year 7 and 8 students: Ministry of Education by Dinham and Rowe of the Australian Council for Educational Research. 2007 • From the broader ‘teaching and learning literature’, there is strong evidence that the quality of teaching which students receive at all levels and stages of schooling is of major importance in influencing achievement outcomes for students. • While productive and positive student-teacher relationships are identified as an important characteristic of highly performing schools catering for middle years’ students, it needs to be acknowledged that good teachers and school leaders at all levels of schooling is what works. • It is therefore debateable whether at least some aspects of the philosophy and enactment of middle schooling is any different from ‘good’ teaching and effective schooling generally in all school types. The literature is clear in advocating ‘middle schooling approaches focusing on quality teaching and enhanced learning’ rather than on school type. Therefore it is what happens in the classroom to support learning and what happens across the school to cater for the specific developmental, cognitive, physical, emotional and social needs of Year 7 and 8 that makes the difference. Not school type. The research on middle schooling and its implications to provide quality education to Year 7 and 8 students is as applicable to full primary school as it is for other schooling types. Mairehau Primary 43 Mahars Road, Mairehau 03 385 3796 principal@mps.school.nz www.mps.school.nz Merrin 41 Merrin Street, Avonhead 03 358 8369 office@merrin.school.nz www.merrin.school.nz Mt Pleasant School 82 Major Hornbrook Road 03 384 3994 principal@mtpleasant.school.nz www.mtpleasant.school.nz New Brighton Catholic (Mary Immaculate) 100 Lonsdale Street, New Brighton 03 388 7982 office@nbc.school.nz www.nbc.school.nz Oaklands 37 Cunningham Place, Halswell 03 322 8735 office@oaklands.school.nz www.oaklands.school.nz Ōpāwa School 30 Ford Rd. Opawa, Christchurch 03 332 6374 principal@opawa.school.nz www.opawa.school.nz Our Lady of the Assumption Our Lady Star of the Sea 89A Sparks Rd Hoon Hay 03 338 9503 admin@ola.school.nz www.ola.school.nz 45 Colenso Street, Sumner 03 326 5315 office@ourladystar.school.nz www.ourladystar.school.nz Ouruhia School 21 Turners Rd, Christchurch 03 323 8855 principal@ouruhia.school.nz http://ouruhia.wikispaces.com Parkview Chadbury St, Parklands 03 383 0833 office@parkview.school.nz www.parkview.school.nz Pegasus Bay School 5 Solander Rd, Pegasus 03 920 7000 principal@pegasusbay.school.nz www.pegasusbay.school.nz Prebbleton School Blakes Road, Prebbleton 03 349 6553 admin@prebbleton.school.nz www.prebbleton.school.nz Queenspark 222 Queenspark Drive, Christchurch 03 383 1578 admin@queenspark.school.nz www.queenspark.school.nz Redcliffs Truro St, Sumner 03 384 3853 admin@redcliffs.school.nz www.redcliffs.school.nz Riccarton Primary English Street, Upper Riccarton 03 348 5700 office@riccartonprimary .school.nz www.riccartonprimary .school.nz Russley 74 Cutts Road, Russley 03 342 7783 reception@russley.school.nz www.russley.school.nz South New Brighton 160 Estuary Road, South New Brighton 03 388 9426 admin@snbs.school.nz www.snbs.school.nz Springston School 16- 20 Leeston Road, Springston 03 329 5724 office@springston.school.nz springston.school.nz St Bernadette’s Catholic St Joseph’s Papanui 74 Hei Hei Road, Hornby 03 342 9780 admin@stb.school.nz www.stbernadetteschch .school.nz 4 Vagues Rd, Christchurch 03 352 8779 office@stjopapa.school.nz www.stjopapa.school.nz St Martins Albert Terrace, St Martins 03 332 6121 admin@stmartins.school.nz www.stmartins.school.nz St Patrick’s Kaiapoi 61 Fuller St, Kaiapoi 03 327 7700 tcoleman@stpatkai.school.nz www.stpatkai.school.nz St Peter’s 11 Fisher Avenue, Beckenham 03 332 7598 office@saintpeters.school.nz www.saintpeters.school.nz Sumner Colenso Street, Sumner 03 326 6546 admin@sumner.school.nz www.sumner.school.nz Templeton 40 Kirk Road, Templeton 03 349 7045 office@templeton.school.nz www.templeton.school.nz Waltham School Waltham Road & Hastings Street 03 379 3137 admin@waltham.school.nz www. waltham.school.nz Westburn 257 Waimairi Road, Ilam 03 358 8173 admin@westburn.school.nz www.westburn.school.nz West Eyreton 1651 North Eyre Road, Rangiora RD 5 03 312 5850 office@westeyreton.school.nz www.westeyreton.school.nz West Melton Primary 743 Weedons Ross Road, West Melton 03 347 8448 tracey.ogle@westmelton.school.nz www.westmelton.school.nz Wharenui 32 Matipo Street, Riccarton 03 348 5263 office@wharenui.school.nz www.wharenui.school.nz Woodend Full Main Road, Woodend 7641 03 312 7808 g.barber@woodend.school.nz www.woodend.school.nz Yaldhurst Model 48 School Road, Yaldhurst 03 342 7933 secretary@yaldhurst.school.nz www.yaldhurst.school.nz Lyttelton Primary School - Te Kura Tuatahi o Ōhinehou Parkview School New Brighton Catholic