Nga Hau e Wha Tahi is part of the English medium team, and consists of five Year 1 and Year 2 classes. We have students from a range of ethnicities, who speak a variety of languages at home. English is the medium of instruction, but we value and celebrate the culture and languages of all our students and they are encouraged to speak in their first language at school.
We welcome the involvement and participation of whanau in our classrooms. Parents are very welcome to discuss their child's learning with teachers before and after school hours. We ask you make an appointment if possible please.
We aim to make the transition from home or preschool a happy one, with a play-based programme in Year 1 and 2. We develop independence in our students and aim to produce confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners.
Sandy Stephen is the Team Leader, who teaches a New Entrant/Year 1 classroom in A1.