Transitions

Early Childhood and New Entrant Teacher Hui

It has been an amazing experience to be an ASL (Across School Lead teacher) working with the collaborative group of early childhood and new entrant teachers within our Kāhui.

To date we have had three hui together that have allowed us the opportunity to look at the transition process from a number of perspectives as our tamariki leave the early learning sector for primary school. Our work together has seen us looking at two curriculum documents, Te Whāriki and the New Zealand Curriculum, to explore how we can ensure learning, and our pedagogical practises as teachers in both sectors, can lead to successful transitions.

Together we are in the process of creating a transition statement to help educators, parents whānau and our tamariki know what capabilities will help with a successful transition.

The key competency cross-section alignment diagram shows the continuum of, and links between, the strands of Te Whāriki and the key competencies from the New Zealand Curriculum.

Mahi Tahi - Work Together

Early Childhood and New Entrant teachers discussing transitions to school and the alignment of Te Whāriki and the New Zealand Curriculum.

Early Childhood and New Entrant teachers at the second hui held at Annabel's 4 Year Old Kindergarten. This hui allowed teachers the opportunity to engage in learning activities experienced by our 4 year old tamariki as well as discuss the learning documentation completed by early childhood educators and how it could be used in primary schools.

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