LEARNing with PRIDE
As part of the New Zealand Curriculum we have key competencies based around Self Management, Participating and Contributing, Thinking, Relating to Others and Using Languages, Symbols and Texts.
As a Cluster the Putaruru Principal group made up what we call the "Pride Initiative" which has been developed to give our Tirau LEARNerS the opportunities to develop the Key Competencies in real life contexts and to develop skills for life.
To incorporate our focus on our Tirau LEARNer Values we have reorganised the PRIDE tasks to reflect that things that are important to our Tirau LEARNers.
To be part of the medal ceremony and to receive the appropriate medal, students need to complete up to 2 activities from each of the 5 set areas. This is a total of 10 projects.
To give them an even better chance to complete their LEARNing with PRIDE work some of the activities can crossover into different areas.
If you think that one of the activities can show say Nurture and Respect then learners can negotiate to do the same task to cover both areas. They will need to discuss this with their teacher - they will give an extra task to do as part of this that shows how the task shows the two values.
They will be able to do this with 2 of their tasks this year.
Being able to see the bigger picture is an important Lifelong Learning skill we want to Respect and Nurture as all the learners become Actively Involved in showing their own Excellence.
As in previous years with the PRIDE programme learners will need to complete tasks from each of the 5 categories and they can do no more than 2 from each area.
Bronze is completed by the children in Year 4
Silver is completed by the children in Year 5
Gold is completed by the children in Year 6
In the booklet we have given you all of the activities across the 3 years so that you can see the progression for many of the activities.
We have tried to update some of the activities to bring them up to date so we encourage the children to present their work in any way they would like - Create a poster, a written report, a google doc, google slides presentation, a post on their blog, or even make a movie - the possibilities are endless.
Presentation is important and we expect it to be neat and easy to follow and it must provide of the activity and the learning that has happened.
Once each child has completed their tasks in each area, eg. Lifelong Learning, their achievements will be celebrated in Assembly and they will be presented with a LEARNing with PRIDE momento. We have developed wristbands for each area
Please feel free to click on the link at the top of the page to access the LEARNing with PRIDE Information and tasks to help your child identify the activities they may wish to complete, they are more than welcome to negotiate with their teacher other activities that may not be on the lists.
Taking part in the LEARNing with PRIDE is not compulsory but we do encourage all our LEARNerS in Years 4 to 6 to take part in this as it will help them to develop the necessary independent skills for study in the future.