Learning to Learn
Literacy Rich, Numeracy Rich, Wide range of Learning Experiences.
For Ages 5 to 11
The child's brain is growing new branches and opening multiple new pathways. Children act out of curiosity. They are willing to try new things. They are attentive to adults who they look to for guidance and support. A programme for these students should be rich in experience.
The early years of school life build a foundation for future learning. At The Catlins Area School children form a positive attitude to learning and acquire important skills in literacy and numeracy as they work in small classes.
Junior School students are at the stage of development when they need multiple new experiences. Their brains are growing and soak up new information and skills like a sponge. The Catlins Area School Curriculum provides a stimulating environment in which to learn. Opportunities for Junior School students to work with subject specialists such as Art, Music, Technology and Physical Education in specialist rooms are a feature of the school.
Junior School students also benefit from having the older students support their learning. Buddy reading, House sports, coaching, and helping in class and on the playground are just some of the ways older students contribute to the family style learning environment, where everyone looks after each other.