Paritutu Room 2023 consists of 32 amazing Year 7 & 8 students. We are looking forward to a fun filled year, jam packed with exciting learning, fundraising and adventures of great learning.
Students in Paritutu Room love learning about The Arts: Music, Visual Art, Sound Art and Drama.
Paritutu Room assist DOC with the York Road Loop Track
We are proud to visit the York Road Loop Track walk every Term, assisting with it's clean up, maintenance and this Term a Kiwi release!
Te Ao: Cause and Effect / Informed & Empowered
In Paritutu Room we are using the Informed and Empowered unit to learn about:
Healthy Relationships and Boundaries, Years 7 - 13.
Technology and the Developing Brain, Years 7 & 8.
Cyber Bullying, Years 7 - 9.
Fake News, Misinformation and Algorithms, Years 7 - 9.
Gaming & the Developing Brain, Years 7 & 8.
Social Media for Girls, Years 7 & 8.
Social Media for Boys, Years 7 - 13.
Naked Selfies & Inappropriate Content, Years 7 & 8.
Online Predators, Years 7 & 8.
Notices regarding each unit and prior learning are sent to Parents, a commuity meeting is also offered for whanau to attend to learn about these lessons.
Structured Literacy / Guided Reading
In Paritutu Room we follow a Structured Literacy / Guided Reading approach for the teaching of Reading, Writing, Handwriting and Spelling. Structured Literacy focuses on 'phonemic awareness and alphabet knowledge' which provides our tamariki with the skills they need to read, spell and write with confidence. We practice using Epic, Steps Web, Writing Legends and our class mahi. Thank you for supporting your child on their reading journey!
Here at Midhirst School we use the PR1ME mathematics programme. This is a programme built on clear, well-structured progressions mapping out a pathway through Year 1-8 based on practices used by top performing countries in international studies. In Paritutu Room we use Maths Buddy, Speed Skills, Number Knowledge sheets and practice our math skills on our class trips! Our students receive a lot of explicit teaching in small groups and we have wonderful Teacher Aids that help to reinforce this knowledge.