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Our classrooms are personalised, student-centred, engaging and fun. We strive to offer differentiated programmes which meet the needs of all learners.

In Orongomai we:

  • Encourage children to learn through inspiring integrated activities, including daily play based learning.
  • Showcase our learning through our student lead team assemblies.
  • Encourage children to be self directed learners.
  • Foster creative thinking through creative play and activities.
  • Develop our Halswell School values of honesty, care, respect and showing resilience.
  • Group children to cater for individual needs.
  • Support all our learners with a robust enrichment programme.
  • Participate in a variety of EOTC activities throughout the year.
  • Develop our Growth Mindset attitudes.
  • Promote future-focused, confident and connected learners.
  • Value e-Learning and authentic learning experiences.
  • Acknowledge New Zealand’s bicultural heritage by integrating Te Reo, tikanga into our learning programmes and by providing regular Whanau afternoons.

Ngā mihi

The Teachers

Miss Gael McFarlane : Team Leader / T20 Teacher
Miss Gael McFarlane
Team Leader / T20 Teacher
Ms Sara Kelly : T21 Teacher
Ms Sara Kelly
T21 Teacher
Mrs Jane Watts : T22 Teacher
Mrs Jane Watts
T22 Teacher
Mrs Maureen Armstrong : T23 Teacher
Mrs Maureen Armstrong
T23 Teacher
Miss Karen Collins : T24 Teacher
Miss Karen Collins
T24 Teacher
Miss Fiona Harney : T25 Teacher
Miss Fiona Harney
T25 Teacher
Miss Fleur Cullinane : Release Teacher
Miss Fleur Cullinane
Release Teacher

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