Junior Whanau

  • Class Overview

    Our junior immersion classroom
  • Junior Whānau

    The Junior Whānau is our junior immersion classroom for Year One and Two students. Our teachers are Nicola Edwards and Sarah Sharman. Whaea Nicola and Whaea Sarah plan and teach together and our tamariki move between the two learning spaces.Letitia Steele is also part of this team and teaches Reading Recovery to children who are needing extra support with Reading and Writing. We have two wonderful support staff working alongside the teachers – Selene Stephen our Teacher Aide and Melissa Rerekura our Kaiarahi i te Reo.

    • Age Group:
      Year 1 & 2 (Ages 5 - 7)
    • Team Size:
      39
    • Classification:
      Immersion
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  • Class Educators

  • Kia Ora, my name is Nicola Edwards. I have been teaching at Castlecliff School for the past 2 years. This year I am lucky enough to be team teaching with Whaea Sarah in the Junior Whanau class. In 2015 I trained in Reading Recovery. I have coached the Castlecliff B Netball team in 2014, the Castlecliff A Netball team in 2015. In 2016 I managed and assisted Jackson (coach) with the U11 Slow pitch Softball team.

    — Nicola Edwards
  • Kia ora whānau, my name is Sarah Sharman and I have the pleasure of teaching at Castlecliff School in the amazing Junior Whānau. At the beginning of 2015 I made the move from Wellington to Whanganui and have made the Awa City my home. I have a real passion for te reo Māori and I am furthering my knowledge of my language through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, here in Whanganui. I also have a passion for yoga. I practice yoga every day and truly believe in the healing power of taking the time to connect our bodies and breath through movement. Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa.

    — Sarah Sharman
    • Whānau Approach

      We teach and learn together and then break off into our learning groups.

    • Teaching our Passions

      Each afternoon we teach our passion areas e.g. yoga, ICT, music, cooking etc.

    • Integrated te reo Māori

      Tikanga Māori is a strong focus of ours and we incorporate it into our day.

    • Strong Literacy and Numeracy Focus

      Quality teaching and learning happens every day!

    • ICT

      Ipads are integrated into all learning areas.

    • Strong Home-School Relationship

      Our ears, arms and doors are always open for all whānau!

  • Class Timetable

  • Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Reading
    Literacy
    9:30 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Reading
    Literacy
    9:30 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Reading
    Literacy
    9:30 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Reading
    Literacy
    9:30 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Writing
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Kapa Haka
    Practice
    9:30 am
    10:25 am

    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Spelling
    Poems, Fast Words etc.
    10:35 am
    11:25 am

    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Developmental Play
    Waiata, Games etc.
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm

    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Pack-up
    1:30 pm
    2:15 pm

    Assembly
    School Assembly
    2:15 pm
    2:45 pm

    Monday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Reading
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Writing
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Tuesday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Reading
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Writing
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Wednesday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Reading
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Writing
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Thursday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Reading
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Writing
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Friday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    • Kapa Haka
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    • Spelling
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    • Developmental Play
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    • Pack-up
      1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    • Assembly
      2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    MANA presentations Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am
    Start-up
    Exercise
    9:00 am
    9:30 am

    Monday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Tuesday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Wednesday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Thursday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Friday

    • Start-up
      9:00 am - 9:30 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Reading
    Literacy
    9:30 am
    10:25 am
    Reading
    Literacy
    9:30 am
    10:25 am
    Reading
    Literacy
    9:30 am
    10:25 am
    Reading
    Literacy
    9:30 am
    10:25 am
    Kapa Haka
    Practice
    9:30 am
    10:25 am
    Writing
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Writing
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Writing
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Writing
    Literacy
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Spelling
    Poems, Fast Words etc.
    10:35 am
    11:25 am
    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Maths
    Numeracy
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Developmental Play
    Waiata, Games etc.
    11:45 am
    12:45 pm
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Community Curriculum
    1:30 pm
    2:35 pm
    Art, Science, Sport, Environmental awareness
    Pack-up
    1:30 pm
    2:15 pm

    Monday

    • Reading
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Writing
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Tuesday

    • Reading
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Writing
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Wednesday

    • Reading
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Writing
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Thursday

    • Reading
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Writing
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Maths
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Community Curriculum
      1:30 pm - 2:35 pm

    Friday

    • Kapa Haka
      9:30 am - 10:25 am
    • Spelling
      10:35 am - 11:25 am
    • Developmental Play
      11:45 am - 12:45 pm
    • Pack-up
      1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm
    Lunch
    Play Time
    12:45 pm
    1:30 pm

    Monday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    Tuesday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    Wednesday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    Thursday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

    Friday

    • Lunch
      12:45 pm - 1:30 pm
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am
    Fruit Break
    Snack
    10:25 am
    10:35 am

    Monday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am

    Tuesday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am

    Wednesday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am

    Thursday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am

    Friday

    • Fruit Break
      10:25 am - 10:35 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am
    Morning Tea
    Play Time
    11:25 am
    11:45 am

    Monday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am

    Tuesday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am

    Wednesday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am

    Thursday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am

    Friday

    • Morning Tea
      11:25 am - 11:45 am
    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
    Assembly
    School Assembly
    2:15 pm
    2:45 pm

    Friday

    • Assembly
      2:15 pm - 2:45 pm
    No events available!