Roto-o-Rangi School

Welcome to Room 1



Room 1 offers a smooth transition to school with plenty of opportunity for team building, problem solving and imaginative play as the children work together in the family corner, design highways in the sandpit and make waves in the water trough. We create a self directed environment similar to Early Childhood Centres when the child arrives and develop the school environment as the child feels more and more secure.

We are fortunate to have recently undertaken a large refurbishment of the classroom, which has created a separate space for group work and created learning spaces perfectly suited to this age level.  There is also a large covered decking for outdoor activities like the water tray, playgrounds close by to easily support physical development and gross motor movement. We are also fortunate to have  toilet block attached to classroom.

Our class focusses on a holistic learning style, where learning to share, take turns, learn socialising skills are as important as reading, writing and maths. We use tablets and an interactive TV as part of our learning programme whilst making sure handwriting, cutting, drawing, painting, etc. are still the foundations for our learning.