In 2021, we are operating a 2.5 class model :
- Room 1 - catering for NE to Year 3
- Room 2 - catering for Year 7 and 8 (Core Curriculum - Reading, Writing, Maths) - mornings.
- Room 3 - catering for Year 4-6 (Core Curriculum - Reading, Writing, Maths) - Mornings. Year4-8 Afternoons
Our Core Curriculum is taught in the morning blocks
- Religious Education.
- Literacy - Reading & Writing
- Numeracy - Mathematics
- Learning languages - Te Reo Maori : including opportunities for Noho Marae and Kapahaka.
- Social Sciences
- Health & Physical Education (including Swimming in Term One)
- The Arts - Visual Arts, Music & Drama
Careers Education : In 2020, the school held a Career's week for the whole school. The focus being :
- For the Junior School - Visits by Fire Brigade, Police, Ambulance
- For the Senior School - Visits by the above to explain what they do.
Careers weeks will now be an annual fixture at our school to be held in the fourth term.
Transition to College
At Year 9, some of our students move through to our local High School, Taumarunui High School, while some students attend boarding institutions in Auckland, Taranaki or Whanganui. As a Catholic School, we promote continuing a Catholic Education through to secondary school and we have regular contact with Francis Douglas Memorial College and Sacred Heart College in New Plymouth, Sacred Heart College in Auckland, St John's College and Sacred Heart College in Hamilton and Hato Paora College in Feilding and Hato Hohepa College in Taradale, Napier.
In 2020, COVID-19 drastically changed sporting opportunities, seasons and timetables. We are pleased to announce that most sporting opportunities have returned in 2021. Please check with the school or with the trusts or associations for more up to date information regarding sports in 2021.
Our Sports Coordinator in 2021 continues to be Megan Eudey.
Notifications for sporting opportunities are:
1. Discussed with students to gain interest
2. Are outlined in the weekly newsletter
3. Are outlined on the school's facebook page
4. Students who are interested, take home a letter that has full details as to when, where, how, and usually a call for adult support and associated costs
5. Teams can only can be made up when all have paid and we have parent support. Without this the sporting opportunity can not proceed. In short, no pay, no play.
Interschool sporting opportunities are sorted through the Taumarunui Youth and Community Trust (TYCT). Click here to access the website.
The 2021 timetable for sports organised through the Trust is as follows :
TERM ONE TERM TWO TERM THREE TERM FOUR
5 March : Bowls 20 May : Soccer (Y1-4) 6 Aug : Mud Run 12 Nov : Athletics
18 March : Swimming 21 May : Soccer (Y5-8) 31 Aug : Cross Country 3 Dec : Touch
9 April : Softball 18 June : Rippa Rugby (Y1-4). 4 Dec : Fastest kid on the block
2 July : Orienteering
Netball - Term 2
The Trustpower Taumarunui Netball Association are the organising body for all Netball including Primary THURSDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING Netball in Taumarunui. Schools enter teams into the competitions with notifications of the draw in weekly newsletters and on the Facebook page. Follow this link to their Facebook page. The draw is available both from our facebook page and the school newsletter.
Miniball - Term 2
The school participates in Interschool Miniball Competition and enters teams depending on numbers interested and coach availability. Games are played at the Athletics Centre on Turaki Street on Friday afternoons. The draw is avaliable from the school's facebook page and the weekly school newsletter.