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Te Akau ki Papamoa Te Akau ki Papamoa School is a modern, large urban primary school providing a world class education program for over 600 students in Years 0-6. We are located 5 minutes walk to the shores of Papamoa Beach, one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand. We are a culturally diverse community of learners, welcoming and celebrating the many cultures in our school. “Know me before you teach me” is at the core of all we do. Every student is valued, nurtured, respected and cared for at our school. Lynley Skiffington International Student Manager Our students are Our students are Each student has Papamoa is warmly welcomed into taught by a dedicated, an iPad, as a tool to a friendly, safe and our school family. We motived and support their learning. happy place to live, know International experienced team of Our school boasts an boasting a new mall with Students broaden the teachers in modern, astro turf with tennis a food court, two horizon of our domestic well resourced and basketball facilities, supermarkets, modern students, allowing them learning environments. a large hall/gym with an library, swimming pool to experience other indoor basketball court and plenty of cafes, bars cultures and opening and rugby and soccer and restaurants to enjoy. their awareness of fields, surrounded by We also have a local surf communication in our luscious green trees. club. global world. At Te Akau ki Papamoa School International Students are: safe, happy and valued members of our school community. Students are placed into a classroom at their appropriate year level. In their classroom, they have a buddy who will look after them and be a special friend. Students are assessed on their ability to communicate, read & write in English then placed into small ESOL (English Second Language) groups. An experienced team of ESOL teachers plan engaging and exciting small group lessons, encouraging everyday conversation in English at least 3 times per week. Students are integrated into school life as a ‘kiwi kid’ and encouraged to participate in the following activities; • Choir • Chess • Music lessons • A huge range of sports teams • Kapa Haka and cultural experiences • Language Experience days and outings into our community • Education Outside the Classroom - Camps for Year 5 & 6 students • After school programs including sport, arts and language learning • Maker space - a specialised teaching program of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM)

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