A warm welcome to all the students and their families that are joining us this year in the Teina Whānau. We are so lucky in the middle school to have such a passionate team of teachers and wonderful students to work with.


This year our teachers are implementing a structured literacy approach, which is a highly explicit and systematic way of teaching all important components of literacy. These components include both foundational skills (e.g., decoding, spelling, handwriting and letter formation) and higher-level literacy skills (e.g., reading comprehension, written expression).


Over the coming weeks we will be exploring New Zealand history as part of our Inquiry learning. The children will have the opportunity to express and share their learning with you in a variety of ways.


We look forward to working in partnership with our Teina families and ensuring our students have a wonderful year of learning ahead.

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The Teina Whānau Teachers

Being in the Teina whānau is all about beginning to live and breathe our school values in everything that we do.

The Purapura teachers do such a fabulous job in setting our children up with a strong foundation and positive attitude towards school and learning.

In the Teina Whānau we build on this foundation empowering our students to take ownership over their learning, enabling them to recognise their success and identify their next learning steps.

We set high expectations for our students both in and outside the classroom and love to share the students' success with their families .

Back Row: Zelda Nielsen , Jacki Harrison , Antica Hill , Steph Williams, Steven Gillott
Front Row: Eve Kilvington , Hayley Brass , Melissa Botha , Sarah Bunting

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Will be updated later in the year.