Te Whanake

Te Tupu
  • Class Overview

    Our mainstream classroom
  • Te Whanake

    Te Whanake, situated in Rooms 5 and 6, has 40-45 Year 4-6 students – depending on the time of the year. The teaching duties are shared by Tere McGrail and Ashlee Webb. We are also very lucky to have the support of two fantastic teacher aides, Whaea Ngariki and Whaea Selene. The children are grouped according to their learning needs and these groups are flexible. The morning programme consists of the main subjects of reading, writing and mathematics. After lunch we enjoy our school’s “Community Curriculum” where children are involved in a wide range of different learning. Te Whanake tries to establish a caring classroom where good relationships are very important. We want our tamariki to be self-motivated and always try to be the “best they can be”. We encourage our whānau to keep in contact with us because you are such an important part to our tamariki’s learning.

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  • Class Educator

  • Kia Ora
    My Name is Ashlee Sya Webb and I have been at Castlecliff School for five years now after previously teaching in the Manawatu for six years. I have a passion for developing independent learners and helping them meet their individual milestones. out of school I love playing netball and my partner, Ben, and I are lucky enough to be parents to our little girl lyla.

    — Ashlee Sya Webb
  • Tena koutou katoa,

    Ko Taranaki te maunga
    Ko Ngaruahine taku Iwi
    Ko Tawhitinui taku marae
    Ko Tere McGrail taku ingoa

    I was born and raised in Whanganui. In 1998 I graduated from Wellington College of Education with a Bachelor of Education. Having recently finished working with the Ministry of Education, in Special Education in Christchurch, I have decided to return home to teach. I am fortunate to be teaching in Team Tama this year with Jack Puklowski. One of our main goals for Team Tama is to increase the level of teaching in te reo Māori. I also lead te reo Māori development within the kura.

    Mauri ora ki a koutou, Na Tere

    — Tere McGrail
    • Shared Space

      We create a collaborative learning environment.

    • Family Feel

      We make our families feel welcome.

    • ICT

      We integrate ICT into our everyday learning.

    • Support Staff

      We have support staff working inside our classroom everyday.

    • Experience

      Our classroom teachers bring a wealth of teaching experience.

    • Key Learning Areas

      We place a lot of importance achieving success in Reading, Writing & Maths.

  • Class Timetable