P.R.I.D.E Home Learning Challenges  

Please click on the link to access Term 1 P.R.I.D.E. Challenges PRIDE Learning Challenges Term 1-2018

This year we are continuing the PRIDE 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 provide a significant amount of meaningful, relevant and
community-based home learning which is engaging for our students.
The P.R.I.D.E. 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.

P.R.I.D.E Learning takes into account the many activities that children are already
involved with, both in and outside of school, rather than adding more constraints to
their time.

For those of you who are familiar with more traditional homework options like
spelling words, reading logs and basic facts practice, the P.R.I.D.E Learning
Challenges still cater for this, especially under the “Respecting your Learning”
umbrella. Students will have access to Maths Buddy which is a fantastic way of
learning more than just basic facts and they will also have access to a variety of
reading materials in class to take home if they choose to.
One major difference about these 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. Learning Challenges – it is worth it.
Please connect with your child’s teacher if you have any further queries.

Ngā Mihi
The Senior School Team