(Year 7 – 8)

Intro needed here.

Puna Ako time supports ākonga to develop social and emotional skills. Kaiako fosters key relationships with ākonga and whānau, checking in regularly around health and wellbeing.

Our school values and dispositions underpin learning in Puna Ako and these dispositions are celebrated at the senior assembly. During Puna Ako time ākonga will be able to access Kai Ora Ka Ako which is the government’s Lunch in Schools initiative.

Kaupapa Ako is the teaching of Literacy and Mathematics.

The ākonga are taught in groups by their Kaupapa Ako Kaiako (sometimes different from their Puna Ako Kaiako). They receive scaffolded instruction in small groups and then have the opportunity to reinforce new learning independently.

An invaluable time of our Timetable is Rangatiratanga time.

This enables accountability, authentic problem solving, passion projects and social and emotional growth for the ākonga.

Fitness and physical activity are done daily through games.

Boxing, Ururoa (Sports Academy) and Winter Sports (off-site at Rawhiti Domain and Hagley Park), options for all ākonga. Health is also taught by a specialist Kaiako weekly.

Technology currently includes Drama, Music, Makerspace and Kitchen.

Each Puna Ako group goes to a different technology space each term. Technology is taught by specialist Kaiako.

Interchange is offered on Friday.

The ākonga rotate through a Science Lab, a Digital Technology session and an Instructional Art lesson.