At Redcliffs School we aim to provide the best in education for our students from Year 1 to Year 8. At the Years 7 and 8 level of our school we have a structure and programme that has been developed to best support the needs of the emerging adolescent aged from 10 to 13 years.
We encourage our students to live up to the values that we hold dear at Redcliffs School. Our Year 7 and 8 students are very proud of their school and have looked forward to their time as our seniors. They thrive in the ‘Team Rangi’ environment, and go on to succeed in many areas of school life.
It is widely recognised that children learn best when they remain with their teachers and classmates in a ‘home-room’ situation, however we also want to move them towards some specialist subject and class inter-change time that reflects the secondary school model for Year 9.
At Redcliffs School we provide extra funding, staffing and resources to create an environment where our Year 7 and 8 students grow, flourish and achieve in a wide range of areas, whilst being challenged and encouraged to succeed as the Seniors of Redcliffs School.
Year 7 and 8 programme
- High quality teachers with extensive intermediate level teaching experience and knowledge, who work in a close-knit team and know your children well;
- Specialist teaching in the Technology Curriculum (weekly at Phillipstown School Technology Centre);
- Targeted lessons in Science, Arts, International Languages (one area per term);
- Extensive use of IT equipment and applications used throughout teaching and learning programmes, including sets of ipads and laptops for each classroom;
- Maths taught in ability class inter-change programme for some topics;
- A wide range of leadership positions and extra-curricular opportunities, including: school leaders; house leaders; sports activity leaders; kapa haka leaders; radio station; buddies; assemblies; AV technicians; librarians; many sports teams and disciplines; choir; orchestra; rock bands; drama; hip-hop dance;
- Wide ranging provision for both learning support and extension programmes, including: teacher-aide support in class; learning support teacher for individual and group teaching; use of many resources and IT for special learning needs; extension groups include Future Problem Solving, Science, Robotics, Creative Writing, Photography, IT, leadership training, Bays cluster groups and classes;
- Students entered in a number of competitions and activities including: speech competition; music festival; cultural festival; Cantamath; Kids Lit Quiz; ICAS exams; Christ’s College Science competition; Future Problem Solving; orienteering; skiing; zone sports tournaments; Science Fair.
If you would like to know more about our Years 7 and 8 area please don’t hesitate to contact Rose McInerney or Kim Alexander. A visit to our Year 7 and 8 classes can be arranged. We want to work with you, to support and encourage your children to grow to become confident and connected teenagers, engaged and creative learners!