Apii Te Uki Ou board members and staff at the public information evening held on Wednesday night. SUPPLIED/23072020
Apii Te Uki Ou has launched a ‘refresh’ to their Junior College (Year 7 to 9) programme that is designed to prepare students for success in their senior years and beyond.
A public information evening
was held at the school on Wednesday night with great attendance and engagement
from the parents and teachers alike. The new programme includes a number of
Extension programmes that provide opportunities for students to
challenge themselves and learn new things.
A tailored Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) programme that
helps students explore their interests and develop career pathways.
Subject teachers for Junior College who are dedicated to
providing personalised learning experiences for each student.
integration of technology in the classroom, which allows students to learn in a
more engaging and interactive way.
In addition to these
academic programmes, the Junior College programme also includes a number of
privileges for senior students, including an international exchange programme
for Year 9 students, a special break out space for Year 9 students, weekly out
of school experiences, a tuck shop and outdoor areas and bathroom exclusively
In a statement, Apii Te Uki
Ou said the school is also committed to providing a nurturing environment that
supports the holistic development of its students. This includes a focus on
pastoral care, as well as structure and opportunities to engage with all areas
of the curriculum (hands on science, enterprise, social sciences etc).
“We are also looking
specifically at seamless transitions to next steps in the child’s education,
with the introduction of timetables for class movement, this will develop self
management and organisational skills as well as learning to relate to and work
with a range of peers and teachers in a range of contexts.”
Acting principal of Apii Te
Uki Ou, Kim Noovao, said: “We are excited to
with the refresh to our Junior College. This programme is designed to provide
our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their senior
years and beyond. We believe that this programme will give our students the
best possible chance of achieving their goals.”
"We are committed to
providing our students with the best possible education,” said Noovao. “The new
Year 9 programme is designed to challenge and inspire our students, and to
prepare them for success in their senior years and beyond.”
One of the changes will be
class rotation for the Year 7 to 9 classes starting as early as Term 3 this
One student, who asked to
remain anonymous, said that the new programme is “a great way to challenge
myself and learn new things. I’m excited about staying at Te Uki Ou for Year 9!”
“I’m really enjoying the writing
extension class with Mr Bennett, and I’m learning a lot,” said the student. “I’m
looking forward to all the privileges I’ll have when I get to Year 9,
especially the international exchange!”
The refreshed programme is a
significant step forward for Apii Te Uki Ou. It is a programme that is designed
to prepare students for success in their senior years and beyond.
The school is confident that
the new programme will help its students achieve their full potential.
If you are interested in
learning more about Junior College at Apii Te Uki Ou, please visit the school’s
website or contact the school directly at Principal@teukiou.com.