Our school is divided into three teams Tall Oaks Year 4,5 and 6, Budding Branches Year 2 and 3 and Acorns Year 0 and 1. Teams are divided into whanau. Each whanau has a whanau leader and comprises of 4 – 6 classrooms.
Each whanau has a large awhina space that allows for flexible cooperative learning and teaching to better meet individual needs. Teachers teach to children’s needs, their levels of ability and experience.
Each class has a buddy class to allow opportunities for different aged children to support and learn with.
At Baverstock Oaks we learn to be, learn to do, learn to think constructively learn to live together, learn to know and learn to grow, in our school community.
(adapted from International Commission on Education)
Welcome to Baverstock Oaks School. I hope that your association with our school will be a happy one. Baverstock Oaks is a school catering for students from year 1 – 6. The school strives to be a friendly and receptive place, approachable to parents and sympathetic to the individual needs of children. The sense of family is of paramount importance to us. It is imperative that we all work together for the positive benefit of the children in our school.
“ Learning to grow: growing to learn”. Baverstock Oaks School is warm, inviting and welcoming. Our staff, students and families form a partnership; the entire community is working together towards a shared vision. Our students understand what learning is, and learn how to learn. Learning experiences are authentic so learning has purpose. We create learning environments that ensure students and staff feels valued and supported. An open door policy exists which enables the community to celebrate and invest some of themselves into the success of the school. We have attracted a dynamic team of high quality educators so that we can offer the best learning opportunities for your children.
What we VALUE:
- The sense of ‘family’ and learning partnerships
- A High Quality Learning Environment
- The Power of thinking and reflection
- Questions, feedback and feed-forward
- The diversity of our community
- The well-being of the ‘whole’ person
Our CORE BELIEFS:
Best learning happens when parent, child and teacher work together, valuing what each child already knows, identifying their needs and talents within a rich learning environment. Teachers build on strengths, having and giving the freedom to initiate new learning and taking the responsibility to guide and support children towards improvement and achievement.
The “family” is at the heart of what we do. The sense of family and the integrity of these values are of paramount importance at Baverstock Oaks and will be considered in all decisions made.
We want all our children to take a growing responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.
Quality: We achieve our best by meeting expectations and continually improving.
Constructivism: We aim to help all children ‘construct’ their own meanings through rich learning experiences.
Higher Order Thinking: We believe children need to know ‘how to learn’, ‘how they learn’ and ‘how to be problem solvers’.
Creativity: We believe that good things can be done in different ways, many ways to a common goal, many ways to meet a purpose.
Reflection: It is imperative that all children assess their own progress and plan what to do next, this will often result in setting goals.
We look forward to welcoming new members into our unique and vibrant learning family. We are our community’s school and involve them in school life at every opportunity. This creates our atmosphere of sharing, caring and respect that epitomises our school – Baverstock Oaks School.
Budding Branches (Year 2 and 3)
Learning Support and ESOL