Learning Habitat 4

Welcome to the Learning Habitat Four:

In our habitat we are employing a variety of teaching approaches including Play Based Learning in a collaborative team. Here is an outline of a typical day:

  • iExplore --> before school until 10:30 you will see learners engaging in play based provocations, many with a literacy or creativity focus with Miss Hickey/Ms Wilkes and Mrs Kaur while Ms Kareko and Miss Blake take 'stage not age' learning groups for Literacy Deliberate Acts of Teaching (DATs)
  • iDevelop--> from 11:20-12:30 you will see our learners engaging in a range of learner lead provocations, many with a maths focus with Miss Kareko and Miss Blake while Miss Hickey/Ms Wilkes and Mrs Kaur teach Numeracy DATs
  • iExperience--> from 1:20-2:40 you will see learners engaging in a range of immersive experiences, either as rotational (all learners have the experience) or opt in (learners choose a specific experience) around the Arts, PE, Health, Languages, Science, Technology and Social Sciences.
  • See our DESIGN Page for more details.

There are daily opportunities for iActive (fitness), iRead, iRelax (mindfulness), cleaning the habitat, shared waitata (singing) and notices. On Monday and Friday mornings we have a hui in the multispace with the other teams/habitats and every Monday @OrmPS we spend time in our whanau groups or in our habitat to learn how to 'Be #oresome' (values and behaviour) and on Thursdays we have a special team to teach us STEM activities, lead by Mr Patterson.

Got questions?! Feel free to discuss this with any of our #oresome Learning Coaches.

Meet the Team!

Meet the Learning Coaches who learn, play and guide the wonderful Year 1 and 2 learners.

Trudi Kareko

Email: tkareko@ormistonprmary.school.nz

As a leader of learning and collaboration, I'm super excited to be collaborating alongside our learners and fellow educators and supporting their learning journey! I'm passionate about learning with, about, and from our learners, their whanau, and and the #oresome team of learning coaches we have in LH4! As a mum of 2, sister to 4, and friend to many I look forward to making strong connections with our local community. After living in Palmerston North for over 15 years and recently moving to Auckland, I'm looking forward to enhancing both my professional and personal experiences!

Sheree Blake

Email: sblake@ormistonprimary.school.nz

I am excited to join the Learning Coach Team in LH4 this year. I am particularly enthusiastic to work with the eager year 1 and 2 learners as they partake in many learning adventures during 2017. Together I look forward to exploring, experiencing and developing our interests and capabilities and connecting with learners families.

Ravjeet Kaur

Email: rkaur@ormistonprimary.school.nz

I am enthusiastic to be part of LH4 in our awesome collaborative learning environment. I believe that it is very important to have the skills required to work collaboratively. For practising a broad range of highly effective teaching techniques, I believe we must wear different hats to see and understand others perspectives. I have enjoyed spending time fostering relationships and creativity with our LH4 learners.

Adele Hickey

Email: ahickey@ormistonprimary.school.nz

Tena Koutou Katoa! I am super excited to be re-joining the team of educators and learners in LH4.

I look forward to connecting with all and exploring and expanding our capabilities. Working collaboratively with the other #oresome educators in our Innovative Learning Environment allows many exciting possibilities in all areas of learning.

My experience is varied in a range of New Zealand primary schools as well as in the UK. When not at OrmPS I am a busy Mum of three primary aged children. I enjoy reading, swimming, cooking and learning anything new. I can't wait to continue the learning journey.

Di Wilkes

Email: dwilkes@ormistonprimary.school.nz

I am thrilled to be supporting the teaching and learning in LH4 for Term 4. I will be jointly responsible for the Hickey Hapu (formerly Lennon Hapu) on Mondays and Fridays while Adele will be with them on Tuesday-Thursday. We will co-design and co-teach in iExplore, iDevelop and iExperience along with Ms Kareko, Ms Blake and Mrs Kaur. Let's do this!!