Teacher: Melissa Watson (Mrs Watson)
In Kiwi we celebrate uniqueness and diversity. We are a team of learners who love to work collaboratively, with kindness and empathy being at the heart of all we do. We are all God’s children and strive to be the best version of ourselves.
Our space is fun filled, vibrant, full of student agency and exciting learning opportunities.
Fostering natural curiosity and developing children’s social and emotional wellbeing helps them develop skills to be life long, inquisitive learners. This is what we aim for in Kiwi class!
Poipoia te kakano kia puawai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom.
Teacher: Joanne Ryken (Mrs Ryken) and Stacey Cutler (Mrs Cutler)
In Tui we are a family of learners; we strongly believe that through kindness we can change the world. We aim to be kind to ourselves, others and the world.
Our school values are central to everything that we do both in and outside the classroom. We show these by taking care of our school and our classroom, by being respectful, supporting others; putting others first and keeping our promises.
We always strive to do our best and believe we are capable of achieving anything we set our minds to. We view our mistakes as opportunities, find solutions to our problems and remember to always use our strengths.
In Tui we aspire to be like Jesus by being great role models.
Teacher: Danielle Thomson (Whaea Danni)
Te Kahu is a whanau who is proud to be who they are, they respect each other’s cultures, differences, opinions and individuality. They are a class of independent learners who always strive to do their best in all areas of learning. They take risks and challenge themselves. As leaders of Pompallier Catholic School they aim to uphold the Mercy Charism by reflecting on the school values. Te Kahu is full of driven, athletic, intelligent, creative and talented young people who set a good example for other students. They are role models to the younger students who share responsibility within the school by leading prayer assemblies, sports activities, house group challenges and special character days. We welcome you to check out our class site to see what we have been working on.
Teacher: Lilly Romley (Miss Romley)
Kakapo love to inquire about new things and work together to solve problems. We really enjoy authentic learning and choosing what we learn about. Our class shows mercy and gives service by taking on many roles of responsibility, which helps to prepare us to be leaders in our school whanau. We love sports, being creative and getting hands on both in and out of the classroom. Our prayers are filled with aroha and we strive to live our school values. Whakarongo ki te tangi a te manu Kakapo, Kakapo, Kakapo!
Teacher: Cherie Ririnui (Whaea Cherie)
We are vibrant tamariki full of curiosity and a love for learning. Our inclusive classroom culture values diversity and what makes us unique. We are growing our independence as learners and building skills of setting and achieving goals. We are developing our skills in critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity as we connect with our learning through purposeful and meaningful experiences. Our faith learning and our understanding of our school values help us to maintain positive relationships with others, compassion, respect and responsible decision making. Kei ōu ringaringa te ao Kea class!
Teacher: Kathryn Zurita (Whaea Kathryn)
We are a class of year 1 and 2 students who work on our skills of listening, questioning, and managing our self to think about our learning. We love to have fun and learn together.
We incorporate play-based learning alongside a traditional program. We embrace each child’s individual gifts and our students are encouraged to support each other in our space. Our school values underpin everything we do. We are all God’s children and strive to be the best we can be. Our space is fun-filled, vibrant, full of student agency and exciting learning opportunities.
Poipoia te kakano kia puawai – Nurture the seed and it will blossom
Teachers: Helen West (Mrs West) and Diane Nicholls (Mrs Nicholls)
Welcome to Piwakawaka class! This is our new entrant classroom where we celebrate learning and being at school as new 5 year olds.
Our classroom kaupapa is based on our Mercy School Values in which we learn to treat each other with respect, aroha and compassion. We learn to recognise our own strengths and special gifts and we learn to appreciate others and embrace our differences as a whanau of learners. We aim to have fun learning together and always be the best that we can be.
Our learning about Jesus gives us the knowledge we need to be more like Jesus in all that we do.
We are looking forward to sharing our new learning journeys with whanau.