An Introduction To Reremoana School....
Reremoana School is a full primary (Years 1– 8) school on the Wattle Downs peninsula in Manurewa, South Auckland. We opened on February 7, 2006. Last year we celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary. The 2016 year began with around 410 students, and our roll is expected to grow to around 465 by the end of the 2016 school year.
Located on the Wattle Downs peninsula in Wattle Cove, Reremoana School provides a ‘heart’ for our developing urban community.
Our third phase of building was completed in Term 4, 2013, with four classrooms being added, bringing our total number of classrooms to 18. Over the next few years we will continue to grow, eventually catering for a roll of around 500 students. Last year we completed a re-cladding project, with all of our original buildings being remediated to fix leaky issues.
Reremoana School Language of Learning
We have recently reviewed and redeveloped our learning model. The Reremoana School Language of Learning incorporates aspects of school and learning considered important by our staff and community and links closely with the concepts referred to as ‘Key Competencies’ in the New Zealand Curriculum. Our curriculum is increasingly delivered through these competencies - Be creative, Be resilient, Reflect, Connect, Collaborate and Question.
Our Learning Model reflects the crucial relationship Learning to Learn (Understanding the process of learning and gaining knowledge. Knowing what to do with this learning, and doing it!) and Learning Together (Learning with and from each other in a supportive and positive way in a range of contexts).
We encourage our students to take increasing amounts of age appropriate responsibility for all aspects of school life. This includes their learning, behavioural choices and social interactions. We encourage and work with our learners to develop ‘intrinsic motivation’ – internal motivation to make positive and appropriate choices for one’s own learning and behaviour rather than being motivated by external rewards or threats.
We hold high expectations for both learning and behaviour. As a PB4L school (Positive Behaviour for Learning) we deliberately teach appropriate behaviours.
To find out more visit the Learning section of our website.
We continually reinforce the maintenance of a positive school culture through PB4L. We encourage a culture of positive relationships, conflict resolution and a strong anti-bullying philosophy. As part of our staff professional development programme prior to and after the school opened, we focused on ensuring we have a culture where bullying is actively discouraged. Because we know that all children will, at some stage in their life, come across a 'bullying' situation, we believe it is also important to work with children to develop strategies to deal with potential 'bullying' situations as either 'the bully', 'the bullied' or 'the bystander'. Children and families are encouraged to communicate any concerns to an appropriate staff member as soon as they occur.
To find out more visit the Contact Us section of our website.
Celebration of success and individual excellence occurs regularly and in a variety of ways. We have some form of celebration afternoon every Friday from 2:30pm – 3:00pm. Friends and family members are encouraged to join us and where possible join in the celebrating of our students’ learning.
We know that forming and maintaining a strong relationship between home and school is crucial in ensuring our students achieve to the best of their ability. Celebration afternoons are just one of a number of ways we work to foster this.