Our Curriculum provides for the learning of Key Competencies.
By using language, symbols and text, participating and contributing we become effective communicators. By managing ourselves we become self managers. By relating to others, participating and contributing we become positive interactors. By encouraging thinking we become enthusiastic thinkers.
At Gilberthorpe School, we believe that technology can be used as a tool to support and enhance learning. We are part of the Hornby cluster of schools called Uru Māmuka. This initiative allows students to lease to own devices and have internet access at home in order to maximise learning opportunities. Years 4 to 6 students have one to one access with digital devices and junior school classes also benefit from having access to iPads and other devices. All of our Years 4-6 students share their learning through individual blogs.
This site shows our Uru Mānuka cluster schools and what we are teaching and implementing in our schools. URU MĀNUKA SITE
We have a number of programmes in place to support the learning of our students. Our team of learning coaches work across the school using a variety of strategies and resources across the curriculum to help students with their academic achievement.
Lift off to Learning
Lift off to Learning is our school and community partnership programme that works with whānau to help understand the achievement of children within their first three years of school. This includes regular meetings and discussions with classroom teachers and sharing of information to support learning at school and home.
Parents can choose where to have meetings, when and what time of day and in any language parents request. Regular learning conversations that equip parents to:
• Understand data about their child’s achievement
• Ask questions • Select next steps for learning at home
• Choose and take home learning resources to support learning at home.
All of our tamariki have the opportunity to participate in our Kapa Haka group. Matua Anton works each week with our Junior and Senior Hubs.
We offer a wide range of special programmes to ensure students are successful, safe and thrive at Gilberthorpe School. Click the options below to learn more…
Ready to Learn
Milk in Schools
Fruit in Schools
Social Worker in Schools
- free to students and their families
- completely voluntary – it’s up to the children, young people and their families if they want to talk with a social worker.