Years 0 – 2

Welcome to Room 5

Kia ora and welcome to the MARVEL classroom!

This is where the formal learning pathway begins – even though we know tamariki have been developing and learning many skills, knowledge and understandings long before they arrive. We believe that each child is unique and that God has a plan for their life, and that plan is for good – Jeremiah 29:11.

Our main educational aim for MARVEL students is to see they are equipped with foundational literacy and numeracy skills, and make the expected progress or above in their learning. This means we have a structured approach to Reading, Writing and Spelling. Our approach to Math is to provide rich math learning experiences that connect to daily life and real world contexts. Our students love to celebrate their successes whether it be sharing their work with the principal or another class, a double thumbs-up, or a certificate at assembly, etc.

A couple of little (but very powerful) things you can do that will have a positive impact on your child’s learning journey is to spend TIME reading picture books to them, talking about the story and making connections to their own lives. Also, sharing your own whanau stories and childhood experiences, e.g., When I was young…., When Poppa was young…and so on. Children love to hear these stories and all the detail that goes with them.

Whaea Joey is our dedicated Teacher Aide, and my right hand assistant. She has big arms and a heart of gold, and is also very keen to see tamariki succeed.

Many blessings
Trish Vesey and Whaea Joey

Our work

Mrs Patricia (Trish) Vesey

Email:[email protected]

Whaea Joey