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Our Middle School (Yrs 7-10)

Exciting Times Are Ahead

intermediates-prize-givingWe have made a change at Raglan Area School in the way that we structure our middle school and we are so excited about the opportunities this is going to create for our students in Years 8, 9 and 10. Students will have the opportunity to learn a wider range of subjects.

There is Hineora, a girls class set up to support the learning needs of the students who would benefit most from this. This class will run alongside the mainstream classes. We are thankful to the BOT who fully supports our new vision and direction for this cohort of students.

Our desire is to create a learning environment, programme and curriculum for young adolescent learners that satisfies their unique learning, social, emotional and developmental needs, in this critical phase of their development.

Young people in the age group of 11-14 years spend a lot of time learning to relate to others in ways that are appropriate – they are critical thinkers, askers of ‘the Big Questions’ and move progressively towards independence. They have high expectations of themselves, are readily ‘coachable’ and enjoy stability in their learning programmes. Students in these years are characterised by ‘intellectual curiosity’ on which we need to capitalise. Selecting, processing and thinking critically about information is an important skill for these learners, as they progressively start to take control (or to be in charge) of themselves.

The New Zealand Curriculum has, at it’s centre, a vision for young people to leave our education system as ‘confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.’ We are now able to design learning programmes that fully support this aim, which are unique to our school, our learners and our community.

Staffing and Classroom Makeup

Year Group Make up of class Approximate number of students per class: Homeroom Teacher Classroom:
Year 7 Mainstream Ariana Millward C3
Year 7/8 Mainstream Jason Wairepo C4
Year 8 Mainstream Pete Maloney C1
Year 9 Mainstream Bronwyn Haitana  K2
 Year 10  Mainstream  Gwyn Brodie