Kelvin Road School

(09) 298 8417 74 Kelvin Road, Papakura, 2110
Kelvin Road School

Senior School Learning Team Years 5-6

Tina Matthews - Team Leader -

Room Year LevelTeacherEmail
Room 12Year 5 and 6Mylise
Room 16Year 5 and 6
Room 17
Year 5 and 6
Room 18Year 5 and 6
Room 19Year 5 and 6

The teachers of the Senior School Syndicate strive to give opportunities to the ākonga to fulfill the vision of Kelvin Road School, 'Kia Toa, Kia Manawanui - be the best you can be'. This is achieved through collaboration not only with teachers throughout the school but also with the tamariki and whānau.

These opportunities include:

  •  A culturally responsive practice that normalised rather than something 'that is part of the programme' - for example:
  1. Tuakana teina - peer to peer, older to younger and younger to older
  2. Integrated to Te Reo Māori
  3. Integrated Tikanga
  • Opportunity for the ākonga to showcase their talents on a local, national, and worldwide stage through the use of a well-resourced e-learning programme
  • Different levels of competition in a variety of contexts
  • Well planned and thought through authentic learning activities
  • Learning environments conducive to learning where ākonga are confident in taking risks in an effort to develop their skills, attitudes, and knowledge;
  • The clarity for all as what is to be achieved
  • A variety of settings for learning to take place
  • Ākonga being inquiring and critical in their thinking
  • Success being valued, measured and acknowledged in a variety of ways'
  • The setting of specific challenging goals for and by the ākonga
  • Support of ākonga to be self-directed
  • Nurturing individual strengths and needs
  • Preparing for the ākonga for the next step in their educational journey.

The teachers of the Senior Syndicate firmly believe that 'every day is a new day'. If yesterday was unsatisfactory then learn from it and move on to ensure that today is better. As a syndicate, we value the involvement of our community in the development of the ākonga. This may be as simple as supporting the tamariki at events or assisting them with their homework, or it may be as sophisticated as sharing a skill or resource in an effort to fulfill our vision 'Kia Toa, Kia Manawanui - be the best you can be'.