We believe that all children have the right and ability to learn; we have high expectations of every student. Each child is an individual with differing needs, talents and abilities. Children learn at different rates and in different ways and we acknowledge this by providing a range of activities and settings for learning. On-going assessment informs the planning of programmes.
Students need to know what they are learning, why they are learning it and what they need to learn next. Our focus is on ensuring students understand the process of learning, how knowledge is created and what their role is in creating it.
A variety of effective teaching strategies and approaches are used to achieve success in learning. These include: an inquiry based approach, problem solving, authentic learning experiences that relate to real life contexts, co-operative learning, ability based individualised and group learning, interactive and ‘hands on’ experiences, use of the environment and peer tutoring. We believe it is our responsibility to offer children the best and most effective strategies to suit their learning needs.
Tokoroa Central School is a well-resourced school, providing students with the opportunity to use a range of tools to support their learning, i.e. ipads, chromebooks , apple tv, digital cameras etc. The Arts and Physical Education is another aspect of learning that we value. There are opportunities for your child to join Kapa Haka, Pasifika dance, drumming and sports such as soccer, netball, basketball, touch and others.
It is our aim to establish a life-long love of learning that will set all children up for success.
The school provides a responsive curriculum that gives learners rich opportunities to learn. Following community consultation in 2014, the school’s curriculum was reviewed and rewritten in order to make learning more meaningful and engaging for learners, teachers and whānau.
Across the school, teachers demonstrate positive and respectful relationships with learners. Students help each other to learn and are well engaged in meaningful learning opportunities. Students use digital devices and hands-on resources to promote their engagement and love of learning. Learning environments are warm, welcoming and safe, and reflect students’ learning and success.
Education Review Report 2015