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Mahuri Team

The Mahuri Learning Team is made up of eight Year 4-6 classes.

Fiona Bester

Mrs Fiona Bester - Rata Leader
Mahuri Rata 4 - Year 6

Angelina Bourke

Mrs Angelina Stearn
Mahuri Rata 1 - Year 4

Emily Henry

Mrs Emily Henry
Mahuri Rata 2 - Year 5

Lainie Roddis

Mrs Lainie Roddis
Mahuri Rata 3 - Year 5/6

Shallie Doney

Mrs Shallie Doney - Kowhai Leader
Mahuri Kowhai 4 - Year 6

Andrea Woolford

Mrs Andrea Woolford
Mahuri Kowhai 1 - Year 4

Kristyn Ferry

Miss Kristyn Ferry
Mahuri Kowhai 2 - Year 5

Graham Aldous

Mr Graham Aldous
Mahuri Kowhai 3 - Year 5/6

The Mahuri Team is made up of eight Year 4-6 homerooms / ngâhere

Mahuri Rata
Mahuri Rata 4 - Mrs Fiona Bester - Acting  Rata Hub Leader
Mahuri Rata 1 - Mrs Angelina Stearn
Mahuri Rata 2 - Mrs Emily Henry 
Mahuri Rata 3 - Mrs Lainie Roddis

Hub Kowhai
Mahuri Kowhai 4 - Mrs Shallie Doney - Kowhai Hub Leader
Mahuri Kowhai 1 - Mrs Andrea Woolford
Mahuri Kowhai 2 - Mrs Sarah Haverkort
Mahuri Kowhai 3
 - Mr Graham Aldous 

Literacy

In the Mahuri team we aim to build on from the foundations of literacy acquisition established in the Tipu team. We approach literacy via a variety of avenues grouping according to ability and needs.  Students engage in learning experiences based upon current topics and texts that relate to our inquiry. 

Mathematics

The teaching of Numeracy remains a focus in the Mahuri team. We also teach within the other strands of Geometry, Measurement, Algebra and Statistics throughout the year (these are a minor focus).  Our timetables provide an hour for quality learning time.  Resources to build on and enrich programmes will continue to be purchased or made by parent helpers.

Inquiry Learning

Planning for the teaching of inquiry learning is a major focus in the Mahuri team. We follow the Ashgrove Inquiry Model of:

  • Discover
  • Question and Plan
  • Gather and Filter
  • Create and Communicate
  • Reflect

Teachers collaborate together as a team to plan learning experiences in Science, Social Science, Technology and The Arts.  Planning and preparation will be shared according to strengths and interests.  Implementation of learning will be simultaneous with both hubs, allowing for cross hub support and sharing of resources. Where possible, Te Reo and Sign Language is integrated as part of daily practice.

Health & Physical Education

Health and Physical Education continues to be an important component of our programmes for 2018.  We have timetabled skill teaching lessons taken each alternate Thursday by the North Canterbury Sports and Recreation Trust as well as fitness programmes.  Health units will be covered throughout the year with First Aid / Puberty the focus in Term 4. During Term 4 we also conduct our annual Safe Cycling unit where Year 6 children in our team get to experience cycling safely in a variety of contexts on the roads surrounding our school as well as taking part in drills in the school grounds. 

We have a whole school focus on the value of Ashgrove STAR - Service, Trust, Attitude, Responsibility and Respect.

The Arts

Visual Art

Visual art may be integrated with the current topic or taught as a separate curriculum area depending on the skills needing to be covered.

Music, Dance and Drama

Students are provided with experiences in music, dance and drama throughout the year.  This is often integrated in our major inquiry unit, but can also be taught separately.  The Arts is our major focus for 2018.

Many aspects of these disciplines are covered in daily programmes and weekly planning.   

Education Outside the Classroom

Term 1

  • Swimming Sports - 28th February
  • Mahuri Production - Wednesday 11th April 6.30pm
                                  - Thursday 12th April 6.30pm

Term 2   

  • Cross Country
  • Kowhai Swimming Lessons (Tuesday)
  • Rata Swimming Lessons (Thursday)

Term 3    

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Term 4

  • Athletics Day
  • Safe Cycling
  • Big Day Out Waipara Adventure Centre
    - Year 4 - Friday 19th October
    - Year 5 - Friday 26th October
    - Year 6 - Friday 2nd November

Events to which parents are invited (check calendar for dates)

Term 1

  • Parent Information Evening - Monday 12th February 5.30 - 6.30pm
  • Swimming Sports - Wednesday 28th February

Term 2

  • Cross Country

Term 3

  • Mid-year Learning Conferences

Term 4

  • Athletic Sports
  • Parent Information Evening related to our Positive Puberty Unit (Year 6 only)
  • Safe Cycling (Year 6 only)
  • Big Day Out Waipara Adventure Centre
    - Year 4 - Friday 19th October
    - Year 5 - Friday 26th October
    - Year 6 - Friday 2nd November

Reporting to Parents

  • Term 2 - Mid Year Report
  • Term 3 - Learning Conferences
  • December - End of Year Report

Learning Team Newsletter

Beginning each new term to outline upcoming programmes and advise parents of trips, additional programmes or changes within the team and to celebrate successes.  A copy of this will be emailed and sent out via the Ashgrove App in our learning team as well as being put on the school website for parents information.

Assemblies

A whole school assembly will take place every second Friday at 9.00am in the hall.  Mahuri Hui assembly will take place each Friday throughout the term in our hub.  We will advise of these events via email or newsletter.  Please look out for it - you are most welcome to attend.