Te Puke Intermediate Prospectus 2018


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Te Puke Intermediate INFORMATION 2018


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WELCOME We extend to both parents and pupils a warm welcome to our school. This booklet is issued to new pupils as an information document to help you understand our school and we suggest that it be kept handy so it can be referred to when necessary. Te Puke Intermediate School is a member of the New Zealand Association of Intermediate Middle Schools (NZAIMS). The school philosophy is one which encompasses ‘middle school’ education. It offers the security of a home room teacher at the same time offering all students access to individual teacher strengths through specialist teaching. We are very proud of our wonderful school, the dedicated staff and the tremendous array of opportunities that we offer students. We hope your association with this school is enjoyable and rewarding for both the students and their families. OUR MISSION: Te Puke Intermediate is a specialist middle school which strives to foster and encourage our students through their middle schooling, recognising the aspirations and beliefs of our bicultural heritage and multi-cultural community. OUR VISION: Is to create confident, connected, active, life long learners through a varied, focused and exciting curriculum. OUR CORE VALUES ARE: • Be Active • Be Excellent • Be Respectful • Be Yourself JILL WELDON Principal Telephone 07 573 9352 Fax 07 573 9333 Freephone 0800 131 033 jweldon@tepukeint.school.nz REBECCA WICHMANN Chairperson, Board of Trustees Telephone 027 326 4336 rebecca.wichmann@xtra.co.nz 1


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WHAT MAKES TE PUKE INTERMEDIATE A MIDDLE SCHOOL • A focus on a narrow age band of pupils. The school is designed, resourced and staffed to meet the needs of 11 – 13 year old emerging adolescents. • A programme which offers a sense of inquiry and independence through Learning Centres designed to cater for students’ strengths and areas of interest. • A wide variety of activities without causing disruption to normal learning programmes. • A fully integrated specialist teaching programme. • Learning support in literacy, numeracy, technology, life skills and gaining independence. • An environment where the students can be fully involved in the running of the school. The responsibilities offered are realistic and carried out in conjunction with their peers. • An extensive range of sporting and camping opportunities designed to offer competition, participation and personal challenge. • Elements of the curriculum and aspects of the school organisation are designed to prepare students for secondary school. • Special abilities programmes covering most curriculum areas. • Schoolwide participation and achievement recognition – The Latimer Award. 2


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CURRICULUM The NZ Curriculum is taught across all Learning Centres which encompasses – ENGLISH Receiving Information through: • Reading • Listening • Viewing Giving information through: • Writing • Speaking • Presenting Our aim is to understand, appreciate, speak and write English effectively. TAHA MAORI • Local place names • Marae etiquette • Greetings • Legends • Waiata / phrases / history LANGUAGES Students will experience 2nd Language learning in: • Te Reo Maori • Japanese MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS • Number and Algebra • Geometry and Measurement • Statistics INQUIRY – SOCIAL SCIENCES • Identity Culture and Organisation • Place and Environment • Continuity and Change • The Economic World • Social Inquiry The skills covered include: • Decision making • Critical thinking • Creative thinking • Values exploration • Communication • Research and inquiry • Social and co-operative Technology is delivered as integrated curriculum involving classroom and specialist teachers. The following technological areas are covered during the student’s two years with us: 3


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THE ARTS PERFORMANCE • Keyboard, Drums, Violin, Saxophone and Clarinet tuition available through Te Puke High School • Bands • Performance Choir • Emphasis on opportunities to perform • Kapa haka VISUAL ARTS • Integrated across all curriculum and a major aspect of the design component of technology DRAMA AND DANCE • Expression of thought through action TECHNOLOGY • Biotechnology • Electronics and Control Technology • Food Technology • Information and Communication Technology • Materials Technology • Production and Process Technology • Structures and Mechanisms Technology SCIENCE The strands covered include: • Living World • Physical World – heat, electricity, forces • Material World – matter, mixtures • Planet Earth and Beyond 4 SPORT PHYSICAL EDUCATION • Small and large ball skills • Gymnastics • Dance • Water Safety • Athletics • Sport Education COMPETITIVE SPORT • Bay of Plenty / Poverty Bay Intermediates Elite Sports Competition (Athletics, Swimming, Cross Country, Netball, Hockey, Football, Squash, Basketball, Rockwall Climbing, Mountain Biking, Gymnastics, Aerobics, Hip Hop, Badminton, Table Tennis, Touch Rugby, Rugby, Chess, Indoor Bowls, Volleyball, Triathlon, Ultimate Frisbee, Softball, Orienteering, Kayaking and Golf) • Tai Mitchell Rugby • Te Puke Schools Athletics and Swimming • NZ AIMS Games HAUORA – HEALTH • Personal health and physical development • Personal identity • Safety management • Regular physical activity • Relationships with other people • Healthier communities and environments • LIFE Education • KiwiCan values programme


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OUTDOOR EDUCATION • Year 8 Camps offered during Term 3 and Term 4 – Ski Camp – OPC Great Barrier – OPC Tongariro – Waitomo – Ngatuhoa • Visits and trips are organised on a regular basis when relevant to the current programme • Class and Centre overnight trips in Term One – Noho Marae • Overseas cultural trip to Vanuatu or Samoa ALL LEARNING CENTRES FOCUS ON THE KEY COMPETENCIES OF: • Thinking • Managing Self • Relating to others • Participating and contributing • Using language, symbols and texts THE FOLLOWING CURRICULUM IS OPTIONAL: • Kapa Haka Group • Rugby Academy • Instrumental and Band Work • SportED • Boxfit • Music Lessons • Choir • Cultural Group • School Production • Science Fair • ICAS New South Wales Tests PAST SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS 2011 Bugsy Malone 2013 TPI On Demand – Digital Production 2015 An Inspirational Journey 2017 Cinderella and Rockerfella LUNCH TIME SPORTS / ACTIVITIES INCLUDING: • Hockey • Softball • Minor Games • Cricket • Kiwi Cricket • Volleyball • Padder Tennis • Indoor Bowls • Netball • Electronics • Miniball • Rugby • Football • Touch Rugby • Duathlon • Chess • Computers • Library • Unicycles • Games Club • Canteen Monitor • Library Monitor 5


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OTHER FEATURES OF THE SCHOOL PROGRAMME • Latimer Award • Attendance tracked and recognised • Inter house sports and cultural competitions • School canteen with breakfast and ordered lunches • Breakfast Club • Stationery and Uniform Shop • Weekly assembly organised by students • Choice Singing • Students’ Council • School Ambassadors • Mufti Days • Discos • Formal Dance • Careers INTRODUCTORY MODULE – ‘MANAWA UNIT’ During the first month, students will be taught in home classes with an emphasis on making new students feel comfortable within the school. Lessons will focus on: • School Vision and Values • PB4L – Positive Behaviour for Learning • Peer Mediation • Goal Setting • Emergency Procedures • Keeping Ourselves Safe – including anti bullying strategies • Restorative Practices • The Key Competencies 6 • Training for various responsibilities • Easing the transition between Primary and Intermediate School • Inquiry Learning Skills THE LATIMER AWARD The school has a school wide participation and achievement award named after ex-pupil and NZ All Black, Tanerau Latimer. Students are challenged to participate in the four categories of Academic, Arts, Sport and School Culture throughout the year. Each category has six events for the students to participate in and strive for excellence at. Achieving three tasks will earn a Bronze Award, four tasks a Silver Award and five or more a Gold Award. Once gold status is achieved the student can complete community service to earn a Distinction Award. The Latimer bars are presented at school assemblies with the Gold and Distinction being presented at the end of year prizegiving. The annual criteria for the Latimer is on the school website, www.tepukeint.school.nz


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LEARNING CENTRES Te Puke Intermediate offers students the opportunity to select the best learning environment for themselves based on their area of interest, strength or passion. When students are engaged in the learning context, there is greater connection to the learning which leads to greater achievement. Students select their Learning Centre at the time of enrolment and this is where their home class is based. All Learning Centres teach the entire NZ Curriculum and will do it through the context of their Centre. All students still have equal access to extra curricular activities, sports teams and school events. EXPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE The Expressive Learning Centre is a learning environment for creative individuals who love to perform and express their individual talents. Expressive learners are outgoing, innovative, interesting and dramatic. We embrace diversity and difference and create a safe, bright and artistic environment. The learning is delivered in an interesting and lively way with an emphasis on performance, presentations and challenging students to think outside the box. The teachers have strengths in the performing arts and cater the learning to incorporate dance, drama and music at every opportunity. The highlight of each term is a performance, exhibition or showcase of our talents. Expectations – • Students will be expected to participate in a performance in front of an audience with enthusiasm • Students will have an interest in at least one of the ‘Arts’ areas of performance • Students will be encouraged to publish their performances and learning on an ‘Expressive’ YouTube channel. EXPRESSIVE STUDENT PROFILE • I am confident to be myself and express my individual talents • I express myself through dance, drama, singing or music • I take pride in my work and present it to the best of my ability • I can set achievable goals and plan my next learning steps • I can work independently and organise my daily learning plan • I am willing to contribute to a performance • I am a creative thinker • I am passionate about and show excellence in The Arts • I work collaboratively to improve my learning • I am enthusiastic about using ICT tools to enhance my learning opportunities. EXCEL CHALLENGE Excel Learning Centre is suited to self-motivated learners that enjoy having some choice and power over their own learning. Goal setting, planning learning targets and following personal interests are a big part of life for the Excel learner. The Excel learner is independent, strives for excellence in all areas and we balance our programme to cover all curriculum areas. Excel students will commonly be interested in what is happening in the world, ethical global 7


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issues, innovative and purposeful uses of technology for learning and enjoy collaborating as part of their learning. Expectations – • Students will aim for excellence in all curriculum areas • Students will be interested in global issues and future problem solving • Students will enjoy using technology for learning, creative thinking, discussions and debates • Students will enjoy choice in their learning and show evidence of being a self-managing learner. EXCEL STUDENT PROFILE • I am open minded, willing to learn new ideas and understand others’ opinions • I lead my learning in all curriculum areas • I can critically reflect on my own work and that of others • I never take the easy road; I always strive for excellence • I show integrity and the do the right things at the right time • I want to bring about change in areas that I am passionate about • I demonstrate confidence and leadership in all areas of my life • I enjoy using technology for learning, creative thinking, discussion and debate • I am motivated to be a role model of respect, integrity, resilience and perseverance • I am a self-managing learner who enjoys choice and ownership over my learning. 8 ENERGISE SPORT Energise students are committed to building and developing new skills in a variety of sports and are prepared to better themselves as athletes within a daily fitness program. They are interested in improving their health and nutrition and have been actively involved in sports within their school, previously being a part of a team or club. Students learn through a sporting context with high expectations for balancing their sport and physical education alongside their academic achievement. Expectations – • Students will compete in at least one sport throughout the year (club or school) • Students will trial for at least two different sporting teams during the year • Students will display a positive attitude towards all physical activities • Students will apply themselves within a daily fitness program • PE uniform is compulsory every day • Students will balance their sporting commitments and academic expectations. ENERGISE STUDENT PROFILE • I bring my PE uniform every day • I give 100% to all my learning • I have a ‘can do’ attitude • I display excellent sportsmanship • I support and include others


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• I am an active listener • I push myself to the limit • I enjoy being active and I play sport • I am focussed on developing my personal health and fitness • I am enthusiastic about using ICT tools to enhance my learning opportunities. EXPLORE HANDS ON Through a practical and innovative context, Explore students are provided with a variety of unique and interesting real-life experiences that help them to develop problem solving skills and the ability to think inventively. Explore students are encouraged to become self-managing learners with opportunities across all curriculum subjects. This learning centre places strong emphasis on science, social science and technology to provide rich and engaging learning opportunities. Expectations – • Students will actively participate in ‘hands on learning’ opportunities • Students will demonstrate a willingness to become self- managing • Students will design or produce a piece of work in a unique way. EXPLORE STUDENT PROFILE • I am creative, imaginative and passionate about problem solving • I am eager to participate in rich, hands on learning • I enjoy deconstructing and rebuilding • I enjoy machines, motors and motion • I enjoy inventing and innovation • I enjoy science • I am enthusiastic about attending all mediums of technology • I am learning to work independently and collaboratively • I am enthusiastic about using ICT tools to enhance learning opportunities • I am open to new learning and I enjoy challenging tasks • I understand that my learning will cover the NZ curriculum and include physical activity, PE, fitness and health. ECO ENVIRONMENT Eco Learning Centre is for students who want to work ‘in’ and ‘for’ the world. They are interested in animals and plants and are passionate about protecting the Earth. Learning in the Eco Centre is immersed in learning about and caring for the natural world. A typical day in Eco Learning Centre will mean solving real life problems, working on long term projects, getting our hands dirty and taking responsibility for the things we care about. We are strongly connected with our community groups and often take field trips to be involved with local environmental initiatives. We learn from the past and want to build a better future. 9


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Expectations – • Students will actively participate in field trips and community initiatives • Students will show an empathy for and desire to ‘better the planet’ • Students will collaborate, contribute and commit to the kaupapa of the Centre. ECO STUDENT PROFILE • I am passionate about animals, plants, the earth and science • I love learning about how the natural world works • I enjoy taking responsibility for plants and animals • I don’t mind getting my hands dirty • I want to do things that help our environment • I am compassionate towards animals • I have good observational skills and an eye for detail • I like being outside • I work well in a team. ENRICH DESIGN The Enrich learning Centre is suited to students who are creative, enjoy design and computer science. Typically, these students enjoy designing, crafting and publishing visual, graphic or creative arts. The use of digital technology to enhance photography, movie making, graphics and design will be a significant feature of this centre. 10 The use of robotics, coding, animation and drones will give students scope to design and develop software, apps and games. A personal digital learning device* will be required for this Learning Centre given the e-learning nature. Virtual reality and graphics is at the core of this programme design. *(Tablet or laptop – must have camera. Refer digital device scheme for TPI) Expectations – • Students will have their personal digital learning device at school every day • Students will design and produce one piece of art/ design every term using digital technology • Students will demonstrate maturity, self-management and cybersmart behaviour at all times • Students will enter one category of the ‘MADE’ awards. ENRICH STUDENT PROFILE • I am passionate about design, computer science or graphics • I enjoy taking ownership over my online learning • I demonstrate maturity, self-management and cybersmart behaviour • I have good time management and can submit work on time • I have an interest in future design and technology


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• I can work independently. • I work well in a team and can collaborate on a project • I understand digital learning is – ‘anywhere, anytime but not all the time’ • I understand that my learning will cover the NZ curriculum and include physical activity, PE, fitness and health. TE KOROWAI MATAURANGA Students who are interested in learning through ‘Te Ao Maori’ which encompasses Te Arawa Tikanga and Kawa, local history, stories of the past and Te Reo Maori. They enjoy kapa haka, waiata, mau rakau, patu, weaving and Maori performing. Ka piki te wawata o nga Rangatahi, Kei raro I te maru o te Korowai Matauranga. As our young people strive to reach their dreams they are embraced under the cloak of learning. Te Puke Intermediate offers the opportunity for students to learn through the medium of Te Ao Maori, in a bilingual Learning Centre known as ‘Te Korowai Matauranga’. Korowai Matauranga means the cloak of learning nurturing our children’s growth and aspirations through a Maori lens. We teach the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga O Aotearoa, through the medium of ‘Te Ao Maori’ which encompasses Te Arawa Tikanga and Kawa, local history, stories of the past and Te Reo Maori. Te Korowai Matauranga operates at 50-80% delivery in Te Reo Maori. This class will create a sound knowledge base for students to further their learning in Te Reo Maori in a secondary school setting. Students will have the opportunity to learn: • Pepeha • Karakia • Local Tikanga and Kawa around Pohiri and Whakatau • Practice and perform in local and regional kapa haka festivals • Weaponary skills – Mau Rakau and Patu • Maori performing arts and visual arts – weaving, Kowhaiwhai and making of Tukutuku panels • Noho Marae experiences – local and Rotorua. This Centre is open to any students who are interested in Maori heritage and culture, who have the enthusiasm and willingness to learn and are supported by their whanau. Expectations – • Students must show commitment to the school kapa haka group • Students need to be willing to learn and further extend their Te Reo Maori • Students will have a passion for Tikanga Maori and learning through culture and identity • Students will uphold the Kaupapa of the Centre and always display Tuturu Maori – pride in being Maori. Te Korowai Matauranga has a Graduate Profile constructed through extensive consultation with the parents and whanau. 11


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GENERAL INFORMATION ENROLMENT PROCEDURES Wednesday 6 September 2017 Open Night for all Year 6 students and their families. Wednesday 20 September 2017 Open Afternoon 1.30 – 3pm October 16 – 31 2017 Individual enrolment interviews held at contributing schools for every student with whanau member. All enrolment cards collected at interviews by 3 November 2017. November 6 2017 Placements will begin for all students into Learning Centres and staffing allocated. OPENING DATES Monday 5 February 2018 First day of school for all returning Year 8 students. Classes will be announced in the PAC at 8.40am. Wednesday 7 February 2018 First day of school for all Year 7 students and new Year 8 students to our school. A pohiri will be held in the PAC at 8.40am and we ask that new students and their families stay outside and wait to be welcomed in. Pupils should bring their lunch and stationery pack. February 2018 During late February there will be a fun ‘meet the teacher’ night with an opportunity to discuss our school curriculum and your child’s specific needs. 12 TERM DATES 2018 (As agreed by all Te Puke schools) Term 1 Monday 5 February to Friday 13 April Term 2 Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July Term 3 Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September Term 4 Monday 15 October to Wednesday 19 December Statutory Holidays • Waitangi Day – Tuesday 6 February • Good Friday – Friday 30 March • Easter Monday – Monday 2 April • Easter Tuesday – Tuesday 3 April • Anzac Day – Wednesday 25 April (In School Holidays) • Queen’s Birthday – Monday 4 June • Labour Day – Monday 22 October HOUSES The competition between the four houses is played out weekly covering aspects of Sport, Art and Culture. There are other house point incentives offered during the year which add to the rivalry between students and staff members. Students will be in the same house as an older sibling or will be allocated a house on enrolment if they are the oldest in the family. House shirts are also worn for PE and are sold at the school uniform store.


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SCHOOL CHARGES The Board of Trustees do not set a school donation but the following fees are applicable: • Technology Fee $60 • Culture Fee $10 • Printing Fee $10 These fees are paid with the purchase of stationery and uniform. We encourage parents to organise weekly direct credit payments into the following account to cover any other expenses incurred throughout the year. ASB 12-3217-0017704-00. Please use your child’s name as the reference. SCHOOL SHOP Uniform is sold exclusively from the school shop which is situated next to the main school office. Stationery packs are also sold at a very competitive price and contain the complete stationery requirement. Opening hours: Wednesday 31 January – Friday 2 Febuary, Monday 5 Febuary 2018, 9.00am – 1.00pm. Term time: 8.00am – 8.40am. Eftpos payment and WINZ quotes available. Credit cards not accepted. PAYMENTS All payments for school events and trips must be placed in the slot in the main office by 8.40am each morning. Envelopes are provided for this purpose. No responsibility is taken for money which is not handed in at the school office before school. Money is not to be paid to classroom teachers or left in school bags. CELLPHONES All students wishing to have a cellphone at school must register their phone by completing a cellphone registration form and adhere to the cellphone protocols as stated on this form. When a student changes their number, they must register the new number with the school office. COMMUNICATIONS With a staff involving 35 people and students numbering around 330 there will be from time to time problems which arise that need rectifying. If you see a small problem please do not hesitate to tell us. Small problems are easily fixed and do not become major problems. Please don’t hesitate to phone or email the principal to discuss any concerns you have. Phone 07 573 9352 Freephone 0800 131 033 from landline or mobile jweldon@tepukeint.school.nz All postal communications should be addressed to: The Principal Te Puke Intermediate School 133 Cameron Road TE PUKE 3119 School newsletters are created approximately once a fortnight and are sent home as well as being emailed via school-links and published on the school website. 13



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