Room 10 is a class of 23 amazing Yr 7 & 8 students and their teacher is Rachael Bolger. In class we study many different subjects: English, Mathematics, Religious Education, Art, PE, Te Reo Maori, Science, Social Sciences, Health, Technology, and Languages.
We work closely with the other Intermediate classes, Rooms 11 and 12, and often do activities together. We have developed a fierce dodgeball competition between the classes. We work using a task system, so the students are given a timetable and set of tasks to be completed by the end of the week. They can complete the tasks whenever they don’t have a whole-class or a group lesson, or at home. This helps the students to develop independence and time-management skills.
On Monday afternoons we go to Mt Cook School with the rest of the Year 7 & 8s to do Technology. We rotate through cooking, sewing, woodwork, film making and electronics classes.
Our students in the Intermediate syndicate take on a lot of leadership roles. They can become House Captains, members of the Catholic Character team, Road Patrollers, Librarians, laptop monitors, milk monitors, classroom fitness leaders and PE shed monitors. They also run a fair to raise money for the Missions, and lead the whole school in activities for St Benedict’s Feast Day. We are very proud of our Intermediate students and are grateful for their hard work and service to the school.
Check out the Kauri Syndicate blog for more up-to-date information on what we are doing!