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End of Term 3 2018

End of Term 3 2018

Another busy term is coming to an end and we want to once again thank you for all of the hard work you are putting into your students learning. We know how busy life can be so really appreciate the time you all take to […]

End of Term 2 2018

End of Term 2 2018

It feels as though Term 2 flew by!!! The Learning Support Team would like to thank all of our students and their families for the hard work they continue to put into their tutoring sessions and follow-up homework. We are all really proud of the […]

A Little Peace of Mind (FREE online programme to support students emotional wellbeing)

A Little Peace of Mind (FREE online programme to support students emotional wellbeing)

One of our wonderful LS parents sent through information about the Lighthearted Kids website after signing up for the programme with her son. She reports that they are really enjoying the programme and best of all its FREE until 23rd May (or until they have 10,000 students join) to sign up. There are different programme options to choose from depending on your childs age.

A Little Peace of Mind is a six week programme where you are are sent videos to watch together and discuss. The videos focus on topics such as tricky feelings, finding your inner spark and feeling confident. The aim is to help your child better understand themselves, their strengths and their emotions.

Check out the video below for a taster of the programme.

Here is the Lighthearted Kids website where you can find out more information and join up! Scroll down to the bottom of the home page.

“The Strength Switch” Professor Lea Waters

“The Strength Switch” Professor Lea Waters

We recently visited Scots College to hear Professor Lea Waters speak. Professor Waters (https://www.leawaters.com) is a psychologist and researcher and is the only Australian to be appointed as a Professor in Positive Psychology.  Professor Waters believes that we should help our children and students to […]

All the best for 2018!

All the best for 2018!

Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a relaxing break over the Summer holidays and were able to enjoy some warm weather somewhere! We know that many of our students are beginning a new school year this (or next) week. We hope you […]

“How to help struggling learners”  Christian Wright on Radio New Zealand

“How to help struggling learners” Christian Wright on Radio New Zealand

Christian Wright is a fantastic private speech therapist who works in the Wellington area. He supports a large number of pre-school and school aged students and has worked with a number of our Learning Support students. Recently Christian did a wonderful talk on Radio New Zealand about how to help a struggling learner. We thought this may be of interest for some of our parents, or you may have friends who would appreciate listening to Christians talk and advice.

Here is a link to the Radio New Zealand chat  http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201860285

Here is a link to Christian’s website that includes information about the work he does https://wellingtonslt.wordpress.com

The Learning Support Team