Teaching and Learning at West Gore promotes self-advocacy and student agency.
This means we actively teach students to be able to identify where are with their own learning, and to understand their next steps, and to celebrate success.
Teaching & Learning
Children at West Gore learn in three different areas that are structured to support individual learners and promote self-management and students taking ownership of their own learning journey.
This space caters for our youngest students (from new entrance to Year 3) and provides a seamless transition from early childhood education to school. The learning that takes place here is both collaborative and instructional; providing students with the space to create alongside a structure that prepares them for future learning.
In action stations, students experience a freedom of choice and are supported by teachers who work collaboratively to provide a range of self-directed learning opportunities. This is contrasted with time where students break-out to small groups and work closely with a teacher to learn Maths and Reading.
Teachers work with each child at their level, supporting their transition from early childhood to school.
Te Tipuranga & Te Puawaitanga
As our students transition into the senior school, a variety of teaching and learning experiences provide a solid base for learning beyond primary school, and ensure children are equipped with skills they will need for the rest of their lives.
Across our senior school students work both collaboratively and individually, enjoying elective learning topics according to their strengths and interests. The sense of choice that students experience here encourages ownership of their own learning and gives them opportunities to follow their passions. Teachers with a wide range of strengths.
At West Gore it is our priority to care for your children. Our students learn in a nurturing environment where school staff are actively engaged with them and their Whānau.
Student wellbeing is essential for both academic and social development. We provide our students with a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. We share this responsibility with the whole community.
We foster student wellbeing through PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning), restorative practices, bullying prevention and social skills programmes.