New­fa­cil­ity a win­ner

The Press - Zest - - Early Years -

St Mar­garet’s Pre-school is de­lighted with its new pur­pose-built fa­cil­ity. ‘‘In this sup­port­ive and cre­ative en­vi­ron­ment, boys and girls from two years flour­ish as they de­velop into con­fi­dent, ca­pa­ble in­di­vid­u­als with a love of learn­ing,’’ says Sue Glee­son, the pre-school di­rec­tor.

‘‘Chil­dren are en­cour­aged to be cu­ri­ous about their world and work to­gether as re­spon­si­ble and car­ing cit­i­zens. We of­fer a va­ri­ety of ex­pe­ri­ences through­out the week in­clud­ing a com­pre­hen­sive Tran­si­tion to School Pro­gramme.’’

Both the pre-school and ju­nior school ben­e­fit from ac­cess to spe­cial­ist teach­ers and all of the cam­pus fa­cil­i­ties such as per­form­ing arts and the Cen­tre for In­no­va­tion.

St Mar­garet’s Col­lege head of ju­nior school, Julie Calder, de­scribes the Ju­nior School (Years 1-6) as a ‘‘high-qual­ity, com­pas­sion­ate and nur­tur­ing school, where learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ences lead to high lev­els of achieve­ment for in­di­vid­ual stu­dents.

‘‘We take a holis­tic ap­proach to our girls’ ed­u­ca­tion, em­brac­ing a unique and well-bal­anced com­bi­na­tion of learn­ing ar­eas where ex­plicit teach­ing of the core sub­jects, lit­er­acy and maths, are a pri­or­ity. This com­bined with spe­cial­ist teach­ing in other cur­ricu­lum ar­eas such as arts, music, lan­guages and sports, en­sures that your daugh­ter is be­ing nur­tured to achieve to her high­est po­ten­tial. Our vi­sion for the Ju­nior School is Re­spon­si­ble Cit­i­zens, Ef­fec­tive Com­mu­ni­ca­tors, Dy­namic Thinkers, Self Man­agers (R.E.D.S.),’’ she says.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lizzie Dyer on 03 353 2563 or en­rol@stmar­garets.school.nz

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