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HEATON NORMAL INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

PROSPECTUS 2011

Welcome to

Heaton Normal Intermediate School

Building a Community of Life-Long Learners

We are a two year, co-educational school catering for students aged 11-13 years. About 560 students attend our school. At our school we strive to provide the best possible education for your child. We want all our students to achieve to a high level and to leave our intermediate school equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for success not only at the next stage of their formal education but as life long learners. Early adolescence is a unique and special time of immense physical, intellectual, emotional and social development. These changes create specific needs and challenges that are significantly different from the needs of younger children or older adolescents. Our teachers are specialists in working with students in their early adolescence. The whole operation of our school and our programmes are geared to meet the needs of this age group. In particular early adolescents enjoy learning about what is important and meaningful to them in an environment where they have some choice and a real say in what and how they learn. There remains an emphasis on developing skills to a high level in literacy and numeracy. Our school is strongly based on the values of respect, responsibility and care for others. We want every student to thrive in an environment where there is real emphasis on supportive, caring and encouraging relationships. We are a Normal School, which means we have a special role in supporting preservice teacher training providers, the College of Education at the University of Canterbury and the New Zealand Graduate School of Education (NZGSE). The term "normal school" originated in the early 19th century from the French, École Normale which was a model school that demonstrated exemplary teaching in order to model excellent teaching practice for trainee teachers. You are most welcome to come and talk to me at any time and to see our school in action.

Andrea Knight Principal

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Staff 2011

Principal Andrea Knight

BA(Hons), MBA Cant, MEd, PGDipEdPs Otago, DipTchg

Deputy Principal Lynne Topham BTcLLn, DipIT CCE Associate Principal Anne Chambers HDipT Teaching Staff Cara Ashby BEd Cant, DipT

Fran Avent

Class Teacher

Class Teacher, Lead Teacher in Health BEd Cant, GradDipTchLn

Kate Revell MusB Manc, MMus Sheff, PGCE Class Teacher, Itinerant Music Coordinator Susan Rogers BEd Cant, DipIT CPIT, HDipT Otahuna House Leader, Lead Teacher Mathematics Kate Sipiki

Class Teacher BTchg Waikato

Rachel Bates BSc(Hons) Cant, DipT Mathematics Extension Teacher Jodi Bisley

BEd Cant, GradDipTchLn Class Teacher, Lead Teacher Outdoor Education BSc Otago, DipT Specialist Teacher in Science BLang(Japn) CPIT, GDipT Class Teacher

Jarrad Brown Chris Bruce

Katy Smeele BA, Bed Otago DipT Technology Teacher ­ Food and Fibre, Lead Teacher Technology Fiona Taylor Nic Thomas

Class Teacher BFA Oxon, PGCE Specialist Teacher in the Visual Arts BSc(Hons), Wales, PGCE

Anne Chambers HD ipT Year 7 Coordinator, Elmwood House Leader

Class Teacher

Sarena Tokona

Grace Crandle

AdvDipExMus Well Poly, GDipT Specialist Teacher in the Performing Arts/Music

BSc Massey, MSc Cant, GDipT

DipT ESOL and International Students' Coordinator

Sarah Cumming

Support Staff Robyn Albury-Sipeli

Teacher Aide

BA Cant

Brendon Donkers Paula Doré

BEd Massey, DipT Sport and P.E. Coordinator TTC Learning Support Coordinator BTchLn Cant, HDipT Class Teacher, Year 8 Coordinator, Lansdowne House Leader BTchLn CCE Class Teacher

Jane Boniface Mary Brady

BA Otago GDipInfMan Melbourne Learning Resource Centre Coordinator

Wendy Edge

Executive Officer

Jenny Gilchrist Mark Greaves Mike Hogarth Christina Just Maria Kang

Margaret Noble-Laffey Nadia Matson

Teacher Aide

Office and International Student Assistant

Bed Otago DipT Technology Teacher - Metal

DipSpecSub CCE, AdvTradeCert, DipTchg Technology Teacher ­ Hard Materials BA Cant, GDipT Class Teacher, Purau House Leader

Karynn McNicol

Canteen Manager Teacher Aide Secretary

Maria Scalia Sue Sugrue Matt Tait

Teacher Aide

BA Cant, DipT

BA Pusan, DipESOLTertSt, CertLiasInterp CPIT Korean First Language Support Teacher BA Cant, DipT BPhEd Otago, GDipT

Chrissy Kereama

Te Reo/Class Teacher Class Teacher

Melanie Marryatt Jane Marshall

Teacher Release

Dean Terris

ADipT BTchLn(Hons) Cant

Maintenance and Grounds Coordinator

Class Teacher

Lizzy McLennan Dan McMillan Linda Milne

ESOL Teacher

Heather Wyllie CertBLS CCE International Student Assistant

BA Cant, DipT Class Teacher, Rhodes House Leader BTchLn CCE, GradCert TESOL Cant, LTCL, AIRMT

James Musgrave BA Cant, GDipT Class Teacher, Lead Teacher ICT Jason Naidoo

BTchLn CCE, NatDipAdmn SA Class Teacher, Tikau House Leader

Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour Naomi Cooke MA Open, Med Cant, MEdPsych, PGDipEdPsych Massey, PGCE Sarah Kerr MEdPsych, PGDipEdPsych Massey, PGCE Edin Jean Nelson BTchLn(CCE), HDipT Lynda Sides-Garland BEd Cant, PGDipEdSt VUW, ADipT

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Our Vision

In partnership with families and our community, to develop students who are confident, respectful and motivated lifelong learners who can meet challenges, take responsibility for themselves and contribute to our community.

Heaton Normal Intermediate School continues to develop as an innovative, future-focused intermediate school providing high quality learning programmes and experiences especially developed to meet the learning needs of our early adolescents. Respectful relationships between all members of our community are the foundation and hear of our school. Our programmes focus on developing the knowledge, understandings and competencies our students need for success at all stages of their formal education and as life long learners. In particular: · Having literacy and numeracy skills to a high level · Using computer and multimedia technologies confidently · Caring for others and being active participants in our community · Applying critical thinking, problem solving and reflection skills in a range of contexts · Developing their talents and abilities and striving for excellence · Communicating confidently and thoughtfully with a wide range of people as members of our global community · Contributing effectively as a team member and being able to take a leadership role · Becoming independent, self-motivated learners · Being optimistic, resilient, and knowing they can achieve · Enjoying learning, and taking opportunities to develop and accept challenges.

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Our Values

We will strongly encourage our students to value: · Excellence: aiming high, striving, hard work, persistence, resilience "Ifyouaregoingtoachieveinbigthings,youdevelopthehabitinlittle matters.Excellenceisnotanexception;itisaprevailingattitude."Colin Powell "Wehavebecomenotameltingpotbutabeautifulmosaic.Different people,differentbeliefs,differentyearnings,differenthopes,different dreams."JimmyCarter

· Diversity: tolerance, empathy, justice, inclusiveness

· Integrity: honesty, responsibility, respect, fairness, accountability, courage "Thetimeisalwaysrighttodowhatisright."MartinLutherKingjr · Creativity: openness, wonderment, fun, intuition, risk taking, originality, excitement "Thecreativeistheplacewherenoonehaseverbeen.Youhavetoleave thecityofyourcomfortandgointothewildernessofyourintuition.What you'lldiscoverwillbewonderful.Whatyouwilldiscoverisyourself."AlanAlda

We do this by: · Being role models for our students through our relationships and actions · Ensuring there are learning opportunities across all areas of the school for students to explore and develop their personal values · Ensuring all our school systems, procedures and ways of doing things are consistent with our values.

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A Safe and Caring Environment

We strive to develop in our students a strong sense of community based on agreed values. It is important that students can work cooperatively in a team and be able to take a positive leadership role. We provide a wide range of opportunities for our students to contribute to our school and wider community. The school is proudly made up of six houses which are named after historic connections with Sir Robert Heaton Rhodes who donated the land for the school and after whom the school is named. The houses are Rhodes, Elmwood, Otahuna, Purau, Tikau and Lansdowne. The students and staff in each house select 6 student leaders who take on leadership roles within their house and school-wide. Each house elects a head boy and head girl who together form the School Council which works with our Principal on school and community projects. Every student has opportunities to participate in a wide range of sports, cultural, music and academic activities. We are an environmentally aware school. We believe it is important that our students are able to think beyond themselves and develop a sense of global citizenship and responsibility. Our students work on projects to promote sustainability in our community. We are proud to have students from over 40 different countries in our school. These students enrich our learning community through their contributions in many areas of the school. Extensive support is provided for our international students. Fair Trade School. We are the first certificated Fair Trade School in Christchurch.

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A Fun and Exciting Learning Environment to Learn

Our students spend most of the day with their homeroom teachers who teach: English: Reading, written language, oral language, library and research skills, interpreting visual information Mathematics Numeracy and algebra, geometry and measurement, statistics Information and Communication skills Computer skills, multimedia skills Physical Education Fitness, physical and team skills Outdoor Education Learning in environment outside the school eg. camping, windsurfing, abseiling, skiing, tramping, cycling, visits to the community

Information Technology

We are the lead school in the Port Hills ICT cluster and the use of Information Technologies is a strong feature of our school. All our teachers are highly competent using IT with their students to engage them in learning and to optimize their achievement in all curriculum areas.

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The learning areas taught by specialist teachers in modules throughout the year are: Performing Arts Dance, music, drama Visual Arts Drawing, painting, pottery, print making Technology Wood, metal and plastics, food and fibre Science Investigating, understanding and explaining our natural and physical world, and the wider universe. Specialist facilities include: · Performing Arts Centre · Science room · Art room · Food technology room · Fibre room · Wood technology room · Metal and plastics technology room · Learning Resource Centre/Library · Learning support teaching rooms · ESOL teaching rooms · Hall · Canteen

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A Place to be Challenged and to Excel

There is also a range of extension opportunities available for all students.: Leadership: Student leaders, school council, canteen monitor, road patrol, librarian, ICT technician, kapa haka leader, PE monitor, art monitor Science: Lincoln University science and technology fair, ICAS science competition, Rio Tinto science competition, Christ's College Year 7 science competition. English: Rotary speech competition, Children's Literacy Quiz, NIE spelling quiz, ICAS English, spelling and writing competitions. Second Language: Beginners and advanced Japanese are options for students. French or Spanish are also options in Terms 3 and 4. Mathematics: Cantamaths, Otago Problem Challenge, Australian mathematics competition, ICAS mathematics competition. ICT: Fair Go ad awards, Web challenge. Music: Choirs, ensemble groups, chamber groups, rock bands. Performing Arts: School production every second year, kapa haka, hip hop, Irish dance, wearable arts. Sport: Inter-intermediate school competitions in winter and summer sports, athletics, swimming, cross country. There are a wide range of sports available: Rugby, netball, soccer, hockey, athletics, touch, rippa rugby, cricket, softball, tennis, water polo, swimming, indoor sports, abseiling, orienteering, table tennis, volleyball, gymnastics, aerobics, triathlon, cross country, rock climbing, windsurfing, cycling, basketball, squash, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding. Instrumental Music Programme Students can learn to play a musical instrument through our itinerant music programme: violin, cello, flute, guitar, clarinet, keyboard, drums. Learning Support and Special Needs Students are identified who require learning support to improve their learning. Our team that works with these students and their class teacher includes a specialist teacher and teacher aides. We have access to an educational psychologist, resource teachers of learning and behaviour (RTLBs) and a public health nurse. School staff are available for individual counseling. Gifted and Talented Programme Throughout the year, workshops are organized for our gifted and talented students in a range of areas: science, visual arts, creative writing, learning a second language, film making, drama, speech writing.

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Inquiry Learning Programme and Learning Resource Centre

A special feature of our school our school-wide inquiry learning programme. For us, inquiry learning is not just a particular approach to teaching, it is a philosophy that underpins the way we teach at our school. Inquiry learning is a student centred, active learning approach focusing on questioning, critical thinking and problem solving. Every student needs these skills so all classes are involved in our school wide inquiry learning programme. The Inquiry Learning model takes advantage of students' natural curiosity. It requires well-developed questioning skills. It helps students to develop strategies and processes for collecting and evaluating information (information literacy). Students immerse themselves in the topic, context or situation they are studying. The topic is one that is purposeful and meaningful for our students. They investigate the location, historical background, current situation, issues and problems associated with the topic. They become highly knowledgeable on the topic before beginning their own inquiry. In the inquiry process students develop a key question that becomes the focus of their investigation. They develop subsidiary questions, plan and carry out their research, come to some conclusions, share their conclusions with others and decide how they could make change happen. Learning is planned as a sequential, investigative process across the traditional learning areas rather than as unrelated activities taught in isolation. Social sciences and health are taught in our inquiry learning programmes. We have a new Learning Resource Centre (LRC) with a specialist coordinator who has trained as a librarian and worked at the University of Canterbury supporting students in how to learn and to conduct research. These are the skills we are teaching our students through our inquiry learning programme.

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Enrolment - What Next?

Heaton Normal Intermediate School has an enrolment scheme to limit the roll and prevent overcrowding. All students who live in-zone have an absolute right to enrol at our school. Visit the Ministry of Education website www.schoolzones. co.nz and search by your home address to see which schools you are eligible to enrol your child. If you visit our website www.heaton.school.nz you will find our Heaton zone map and a description of our school zone.

What if I live out of zone?

If you find you live outside the home zone for Heaton Normal Intermediate School, then you are still entitled to apply for enrolment. Students who apply out-of-zone will be accepted in the following order of priority: First Priority: This priority is not applicable as Heaton does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary of Education. Second Priority: Will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students. Third Priority: Will be given to siblings of former students. Fourth Priority: Will be given to children of former students of the school. Fifth Priority: Will be given to children of board employees or children of members of the board of the school. Sixth Priority: Will be given to all other students. If there are more applicants in priority groups 1-5 than there are places available, selection within the priority group must be by ballot. To find out further information on how the enrolment scheme operates and to understand your rights visit www. minedu.govt.nz

Enrolment Process

Application Form Complete application form and include all requested documentation before the closing date (end of August). In Zone Applicants In zone applicants will receive confirmation of their enrolment within 7 days. Out-of-Zone Applicants Out-of-zone applicants will receive a letter of receipt of their application within 7 days. Before the end of Term 3, out-of-zone applicants will be informed about whether a place can be offered.

What Happens After Enrolment is Confirmed?

In Term 4 you will receive information about: · our Information Evening · an orientation visit · opportunity for an interview with a member of our teaching staff to share information about your child · our Heaton assessment to assist us with class placement and our Year 7 teaching programmes Once this information is compiled, along with data gathered from your child's current school, you will receive a letter at the end of the year about your child's class placement. Included in this will be information you will need about the start of the school year.

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Welcome to Heaton Normal Intermediate School from the Board of Trustees

Tena koutou katoa. Welcome to all intending students and their families of Heaton Normal Intermediate School. Our school proudly carries the name of Sir Heaton Rhodes. A man who in his time, as politician and lawyer, left a profound mark on Canterbury and New Zealand. The school is sited on what were once the grounds of his family's Christchurch home. His legacy is also remembered in the names of the houses the school is divided into Lansdowne, Tikau, Purau, Rhodes, Otahuna and Elmwood being the properties (excepting Rhodes) his family owned in Canterbury. The school vision is: "In partnership with families and our community, to develop students who are confident, respectful and motivated lifelong learners who can meetchallenges,takeresponsibilityforthemselvesandcontributetoour community." In preparing your daughter or son for the transition from primary to secondary school, the staff at Heaton set high standards of our students. The students are expected and supported to take up and express the Heaton values of excellence, diversity, integrity and creativity. Heaton offers opportunities for students, in the arts, sport, and academia to extend themselves and take on personal challenges both during and outside class time. This gives them the opportunity to practise self-management and take on responsibilities in preparation for secondary school. Working with you and your daughter or son, we are confident that they can mature and develop a sound educational and social foundation as they move forward in their education to high school and eventually, like Sir Heaton Rhodes, in their own way, make their mark on the world.

John Osborne Chairperson Heaton Normal Intermediate School Board of Trustees.

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Term Dates for 2012

FIRST TERM SECOND TERM THIRD TERM FOURTH TERM Monday, 30 January Monday, 23 April Monday, 16 July Monday, 15 October to to to to Thursday, 5 April Friday, 29 June Friday, 28 September Friday, 14 December

ADDITIONAL HOLIDAYS Waitangi Day Anzac Day Queen's Birthday Labour Day Anniversary Day SCHOOL HOURS Students should arrive at school by 8.30 a.m. to prepare for the start of lessons. First Bell School begins Interval Lunch End of School Office Hours Monday to Friday: 8.15 a.m. ­ 4.00 p.m. 8.20 a.m 8.45 a.m. 10.15 a.m. ­ 10.35 a.m. 12.30 p.m. ­ 1.30 p.m. 3.00 p.m. (students can go through to classrooms from waiting area) Monday Wednesday Monday Monday Friday 6 February 25 April 4 June 22 October 16 November

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Heaton Normal Intermediate School

125/133 Heaton Street, Merivale P.O. Box 5242, Papanui, Christchurch 8542 Phone: (03) 355-9555 Fax: (03) 355-9623 [email protected] www.heaton.school.nz

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