In Term 1 we continued the PRIDE Home Learning Challenges as a way for our students to develop their understanding of our school values and citizenship towards their school, home and community.
These challenges provided a significant amount of meaningful, relevant and community-based home learning which was engaging for our students. As you can see from the front page, we had many students complete the Gold Medal Challenge from Term 1 and we are expecting many more to get involved this term.
The P.R.I.D.E. home learning challenges provide Students with the opportunity to show their “agency” by selecting from a range of activities that will develop their understanding of our school P.R.I.D.E. Values and what it means to be a good citizen in our community.
Home Learning takes into account the many activities that children are already involved in and outside of school, rather than adding more constraints on their time.
One major difference about these Home Learning Challenges is that they are optional. There is no compulsory requirement to complete these challenges.
This programme is aligned with the New Zealand Curriculum’s vision of developing lifelong learners and developing the key competencies in children. The programme offers a wide range of enjoyable and interesting challenges that will involve the family as well as the child.
Please be involved in your child’s learning (this alone will have more impact than any homework sheet the school may have sent home in the past) and encourage them to participate in the P.R.I.D.E. Challenges – it is worth it.
Download: PRIDE Challenges – Term 2
Please connect with your child’s teacher if you have any further queries.
The Senior School Team