To build school culture and enhance student wellbeing. Ahurea time will also be used to run specialist pull-out programmes for students requiring extra literacy or numeracy support, elite athlete training programme, and pro-social programmes such as Rock and Water, Friends For Life and the 24/7 Youth programmes.
Each student will belong to an advisory group - one teacher will be their advisor or personal coach, for the duration of their time at RJHS. Advisors will work alongside students to set learning goals, monitor their progress, help students reflect on their learning and make wise choices. Teachers will establish strong partnerships with parents/caregivers of learners in their designated group. More information about Learning Advisories can be found at this site , constructed and maintained by Bryce Clapham, Learning Leader.
Learning Advisories will be Year 7-10 composite groups.
Learning module units will be co-constructed, taught and assessed collaboratively by teachers from several curriculum learning areas in response to student needs and interests. These modules will foster deep learning and student engagement, with meaningful connections across learning areas. Each Learning Module will integrate 2 NZC Learning Areas, be taught by 2 teachers to a group of up to 60 students, for a duration of 1 school semester (2 terms). Students will work with their learning advisors to select 3 Learning Modules to study in each semester.
Every student will need to take 1 Learning Module that includes elements of the English curriculum, and 1 Learning Module that contains elements of the Mathematics and Statistics curriculum, each semester. The coverage of curriculum Learning Areas will be carefully mapped by the students and their learning advisors to ensure they are learning in contexts that are interesting to them, but that they are also being challenged and exposed to all learning areas.
Learning Modules will be Year 7-8 and Year 9-10 composite groups.
Flight Times are offered to Year 9 and 10 students. During Flight Time they will be able to follow their passions, or explore activities they want to know more about. The Flight Time activities offered, for the duration of a term, will be responsive to students interests, and may be offered in 1 Flight Time session per week, in which case students elect 3 Flight Time activities for the Term, or all 3 Flight Time sessions, whereby students would elect the 1 activity.
Flight Time modules may be small groups of students working with 1 teacher or larger groups working with multiple teachers on the same task.
We also see this as an opportunity to utilise expertise from the community to offer supplementary learning. Participation will be negotiated with learning advisors, and some learners will be encouraged to use this time for specialist learning assistance.
Flight Time modules will be Year 9-10 composite groups.