The Wairere Way
At Wairere emphasis is placed on the key learning areas of Literacy and Numeracy, and we pride ourselves on our interesting and innovative programmes. Students are given opportunities to become confident users of technology and to develop the skills to be lifelong learners.
Reports & Parent Meetings
Meetings with parents/caregivers are in February and June. These meetings enable us to share information and to discuss ways to assist with individual student’s learning. The students at Wairere compile an Achievement Book that contains samples of work and reports of achievements and next steps in the learning areas covered each term. These books are sent home at the end of every term. Parents/caregivers are encouraged to talk to teachers if they have concerns, as student’s learning is of the utmost priority at Wairere.
Each child is paired with another to listen and read to every second Friday. The purpose of this is to provide additional reading practice, to build positive relationships between junior and senior pupils and to enhance self-esteem.
Students visit our well stocked library on a regular basis and are allowed 3 books out at a time. They must have a book bag to protect books. Books need to be returned weekly so that more can be issued to foster a love of books and reading for recreation.
Bible in Schools
This is for half an hour on Thursday morning. It is a non-denominational Bible study lesson - all students participate in this unless parents request otherwise.
Home Thinking, Learning & Creating
We believe a small amount of regular home thinking, learning and creating builds good study habits. This will usually be based on reading, mathematics and spelling. We encourage Parents/Caregivers to regularly listen to students reading, and to talk about what they have been doing at school. The class blogs are a good starting point for this.
Wairere School has a Behaviour Management Programme in place to ensure our school is a safe place for all students. With parents' support, we aim for our students to take personal responsibility for their behaviour.
We have two school trips during the year as part of Discovery Day along with class trips planned as part of the classroom programme. The students either travel by bus or car and parents/caregivers are kept up to date with events through the newsletter or on our Facebook page. Permission for local trips is taken as a given with a form signed at enrolment - if you have concerns about this please contact us at school.
Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC)
As part of our Education Outside the Classroom the senior class usually have a camp each year. These camps (city, beach, and bush) aimed at providing the children with experiences they would not normally get in the school environment. The other classes have organised day trips.
We have three school teams Kaimai, Wardville and Turanga-o-Moana. These teams are used for various activities including sports and after lunch playground clean-ups. Teams earn points, which are collated over the term and at the end of the year there is an overall winner.
We welcome offers of help, and need support in many ways particularly for sports coaching, fundraising, working bees etc. If you would like to assist please contact the office at school.