Our Classes

Rata Hub (Yrs 0-2)

Rata Hub caters for our younger children in the school. Presently we have 3 learning spaces: Rata 1, the New Entrant class taught by Mrs Drake, Rata 3, a Year 1 & 2 class taught by Miss Norton and Rata 2 a Year 0/1 class taught by Miss Heath.

Rata has a strong emphasis on literacy and numeracy and the key competencies .Our learners also experience the performing and visual arts, PMP, a physical education programme that develops fine and gross locomotive skills, Discovery Time,where students direct their own learning through shared interests. The learners are also able to develop communication skills in Te Reo and sign language.

Whanau have access to their children’s learning experiences through Seesaw, an online portfolio of children’s work and communication from the teacher. Whanau can also explore classroom blogs. To visit the blogs , these can be accessed using the following links:

Rata 1 Google Site Rata 1 Seesaw

Rata 2 Seesaw

Rata 3 Seesaw

Contact Mrs Drake: terryed@greymain.school.nz

Contact Miss Norton: bronten@greymain.school.nz

Contact Miss Heath: shannonh@greymain.school.nz

Pohutukawa Hub (Yrs 3-4)

Pohutukawa Hub is made up of three Year 3 & 4 classes. We want our children to be actively involved in their learning and feel positive about their own individual achievements. Our children have access to a fantastic array of learning opportunities both within our classroom programmes and extra curricular activities.

P1: Miss Tomkinson brendat@greymain.school.nz

P2: Miss Lagan leaticial@greymain.school.nz

P3: MrsThomas rachealt@greymain.school.nz

We are also very lucky to have three fantastic teacher aides that support us in the classroom with our reading, writing and mathematics.

We engage with our whanau using the digital platform of Seesaw.

Pohutukawa 1 Seesaw

Pohutukawa 2 Seesaw

Pohutukawa 3 Seesaw

Mamaku Hub (Yrs 5-6)

We are a hub made up of Year 4/5 and 6 students in three classes. Please visit our Mamaku Hub site. On this site you will find all the information you need to keep up with our learning. We are enthusiastic about learning and we always strive to do our best! Mrs Clark leads Mamaku 1, Miss Kaye is in Mamaku 2, and Mrs Glue in Mamaku 3 and they are always finding fun things for us to learn about! To visit our student blogs and see what we have been learning, please click the link to our class blogs. Encourage us by commenting on our posts, we love to hear from you.

Our Camps: Arthurs Pass and Westport.

Contact: Mrs Clark rochellec@greymain.school.nz

Mamaku Hub Site

Mamaku 1 Site Mamaku 1 Blog

Mamaku 2 Site Mamaku 2 Blog

Mamaku 3 Site Mamaku 3 Blog

Totara Hub (Yrs 7-8)

Our hub consists of 3 Year 7/8 classes. We are a vibrant hub, who embrace digital technology as part of our learning. We work in collaborative learning environments and enjoy learning with our diverse curriculum. Click on the class sites and blog links below to get an insight into what we do in Totara.

Our Camps: Mistletoe Bay and Hanmer

Totara 1 is lead by Miss Power. Contact her: natashap@greymain.school.nz

Totara 2 is taught by Miss Hines. Contact her: kimh@greymain.school.nz

Totara 3 has Mrs Prendergast as their teacher. Contact her: lyndallp@greymain.school.nz

Totara Hub Site

Totara 1 Site Totara 1 Blog

Totara 2 Site Totara 2 Blog

Totara 3 Site Totara 3 Blog

Te Hiringa (Yrs 1-8)

Tēnā koutou! Te Hiringa is a bilingual class with tamariki aged Year 0 - 8. We learn in both te reo Māori and English. Our day starts each day with karakia, followed by mihi time and waiata. We use the Tuakana/Teina concept regularly in our class programmes. Over the last couple of years we have been planting and cultivating kumara in our school garden and our first crop was a big success, we are continuing this journey again this year. Once a week we do kapahaka and have other students within the school come to our class to join us for this. We also join the other hubs for activities throughout the year.

Contact Whaea Katie: katien@greymain.school.nz

Te Hiringa Site Te Hiringa Blog