Learning Programs

Assessment

A range of information about each student is collected to assist in the planning of programs to meet specific need of each individual. This process continues throughout the year in order to monitor student progress and to cater for the learning needs of each student.

Curriculum

Angelic Modern School is committed to providing quality child centered program  that both challenge and support students. Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced education that caters for the individual academic, social, cultural and physical needs of each child.

In support of this goal, program  are based on the seven essential learning areas specified by the New Delhi Curriculum and include the essential skills to be developed by all students. In addition to these core program  Angelic Modern School offers a range of other classes to support and extend students such as:

Target programmes designed for children with:
English as a second language
     Special needs
     Special abilities
Reading Recovery programmes
Literacy support programmes
Numeracy support programmes

Digital Classes

Upon enrolment, all students undertake training in safe practices when using digital resources, including computers, videos, cameras and the Internet. Caregivers are to sign an agreement as part of the cybersafety protocols and publication of images.

 

Enrichment Classes

Several programmes are offered during the year to extend and enrich the many talented students’ expertise in specific subject areas. Currently we provide specialist teachers in Art, Mathematics and Literacy.

External Exams

Each year all Year 4 to Year 6 students are offered an opportunity to sit the  external exams in English, Maths, Science, Spelling and Writing. Costs and enrollment for the papers are notified in Term One each year.

Extra Programme Events

We pride ourselves in being involved in a range of opportunities that are offered to schools for children to participate in. This includes Music Festivals, Art Exhibitions, Speech Contests, Sport Competitions, and International Exams.

Springboard

Angelic Modern School operates a pee-school programme specifically designed to prepare four year olds for entry into school.

Homework

Regular homework is provided to all pupils during the week. The aim of homework is to provide further opportunities to consolidate skills and understandings already introduced in classroom programmes, and establish a disciplined approach to studying in their own time.

We encourage parents to take an active interest in monitoring that their child takes responsibility for completing their homework. Parents are requested not to do their child’s homework for them but ensure that routines within the home allow for regular time of approximately 20 to 40 minutes a day of uninterrupted, quiet time is provided for children to do their homework.

Outdoor Education

In order to enrich and extend our classroom programmes many resources in our environment and a variety of resource personnel are utilised. During the school year each teaching team plans a variety of trips to educational facilities within the wider Waikato area that complement the planned learning programme.

Our school also has a fully resourced Outdoor Education Centre at the base of the Kaimai Range. This is utilised as a day trip classroom and for education in the outdoor programmes.

All children participate in an Outdoor Education Week each year. This provides an enriched learning opportunity and enjoyable experience in an outdoor environment. Year 5 and 6 students attend a two night/three day camp while Year 3 and 4 students stay overnight at school.

Parental participation is often requested to accompany students, provide extra supervision and often support with transport.

Parent Tuition Reading Scheme

Parents who participate in this programme are trained to provide extra guidance and support for those students who need additional assistance to remedy some of the difficulties they have with their reading. The parents are guided by, and work in close liaison with the teachers who set the programme.

Performing Arts Option

Classes are available for Art, Dance, Instrumental Music and various Cultural Groups during the lunch break times and after school.

Production

Every year students audition for a role School Production, which is now recognised as one of the highlights of the school year. This annual event presents an original and unique theatre performance showcasing the wonderful talents of our children on stage, and teachers and parents behind the scenes.

Promotion

Children progress through Angelic  with other children in the same age peer group with birthdays between 1 May of one year to 30 April of the next year. We develop individualised programmes that meet each students need within each class. Should there be exceptional circumstances, however, where a student is performing on the extremities of their peer group learning level, the parents will be notified to discuss options.

Reading Recovery

The Reading Recovery program is designed to help children who, at six years of age, have not acquired the reading and writing skills we would expect them to have after one year at school.

Each child works with the teacher on a one-to-one basis for thirty minutes per day. Parents of children selected to participate in the Reading Recovery program are informed and invited to meet the teacher who is trained in this program.

Spiritual  Instruction

Children who have permission to participate in Maa Sarswati worship In Schools will be involved in lessons from 8.15am-8.45am every Thursday from the non-denominational  program Bhartiya Religious Education’ (BRE). Each child will receive a free student workbook that will form part of the activity during the lesson. Sessions are taken by School staff  who have undertaken training in the delivery of the program.

Special Education Support

The school provides teacher aide support for those students with special teaching and learning needs, which cannot be adequately covered by the normal classroom programmes.

Each student in this programme has an individual education plan, which is supported by the school, the parents, and the Special Education Service. Priority is given to students with physical, sensory, intellectual disabilities, and students with serious learning difficulties, which can only be met with the assistance of one-to-one tuition.

Sports and Physical Education

All pupils are expected to take part in the sport and physical education program, unless exempted for medical reasons.

All Year 3 to Year 6 students participate in school Sport and selected students participate in Inter school Sport. It is essential children are suitably dressed in the correct sports uniform, particularly when representing the school.

Parents are encouraged to give support or accompany students during school and inter school sports days.