Intermediate Schooling at Paparimu - Years 7 and 8
Paparimu is a Year 0-8 Full Primary School and, as such, offers a complete package for children between early childhood and High School/College education.
Many primary Schools only have classes to Year 6, but here at Paparimu we offer education to Year 8. This means your child does not need to go off to an Intermediate School for two years before making another shift/transition to High School/College.
At Paparimu we offer an opportunity for seamless education from Year 1 through to Year 8. We are able to build on the skills, interests and successes that the students have had in the previous years.
Our Year 7 and 8 programme is based on the New Zealand Curriculum. This means that the basic framework for curriculum delivery is prescribed by the Ministry of Education (and audited by the Education Review Office) to ensure that our year 7 and 8 students have programmes similar to year 7 and 8 children in other full primary, area or intermediate schools.
We make a special effort to encourage the development of leadership skills by giving these students opportunities for taking responsibility, as well as privileges within the school. In the full primary situation we are able to integrate specialist subjects into classroom programmes using authentic contexts, rather than having blocks of time set aside for these independent of other classroom learning and activities.
Our Year 7 & 8 students form a valuable part of our school ‘whanau’. They are all encouraged to take care of younger children in the school and to be aware of the needs, thoughts and feelings of others. We also encourage them to have input into planned programmes so that we can take advantage of their interests, talents and passions.
The programme delivered to students in years 7 & 8, is designed to cater to the needs and interests of these students at an important developmental stage in their lives. As young adolescents, we acknowledge the need to have an especially developed, engaging curriculum that fosters both high academic achievement and emotional intelligence in a creative, safe and open environment.
Advantages of a full Primary School
In more specific terms, the year 7 and 8 programme at Paparimu School offers: ·
· Staff who are committed to working in close partnership with parents and whanau.
· Authentic opportunities for environmental education.
The step to secondary schoolWe take seriously our responsibility to prepare our seniors for secondary school. We will regularly liaise with local secondary schools to help ensure that our seniors are prepared academically and socially for this important transition.
We foster respect and provide a well-balanced education. We prepare them to engage fully at College. In our school, we consider our students individual needs and we provide learning programmes that will best suit these needs.
Our Year 7/8’s are the leaders of our future and we encourage them to be life long learners
and confident individuals.
We hope you will consider your child joining us for their intermediate schooling at Years 7/8.
Do feel free to contact me if you have any questions or queries.
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