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Term 4 2018

Term 4 2018

Term 4 Blog Post It is hard to believe we are once again at the end of another busy year.  We have all enjoyed working with you and supporting you to be more confident with your learning.  We hope that you all have the chance […]

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 progress you continue to make and we hope you have a well-deserved break over the holidays.

Monitoring  – Most students have been doing assessments with their tutors over the past few weeks so we can track progress of students and make changes to teaching plans. Your child’s tutor will be sending you  some information to update you on your child’s progress soon. If your child began tutoring during Term 1 and 2 they will not have been assessed yet due to only being on our programme for a short time. Rest assured they will be monitored after completing two full terms of tutoring.

Upstart Magazine – We have been lucky enough to receive complimentary Upstart magazines for all of our Primary and Intermediate aged students. Tutors will give their students a copy at the start of next term. This magazine is a great read and includes lots of competitions and games.  If there are any students who may like to have some writing published in the Upstart magazine, please chat to your tutor as we have been advised that Upstart would love to publish some of our students work!

Dyslexia Potential  – Dyslexia Potential is going to start offering online group classes, and have developed an online programme for families and schools. To see how their online programme can help your family have to look at their website.  These classes provide students aged 10-14  with an opportunity to grow, connect and to feel part of a community they will develop important resilience and self-esteem skills that will ensure they make the most out of life and school. This is different to Learning Support tutoring as it offers confidence boosting support through an online video chat platform. There are very limited spaces, please follow this link to register your interest so we can be in contact with you first, it will be first in first served until we have enough facilitators running these classes.

Made by Dyslexia – Made by Dyslexia is a global charity led by successful dyslexics. They have a wonderful Facebook Page  which is regularly updated with wonderful videos and inspirational stories of people who have dyslexia. If you are a Facebook user, please head over and ‘like’ their page.

We particularly like this recent video with Keira Knightly where she explains how clever and imaginative people with Dyslexia are. We couldn’t agree more!

Once again, have a wonderful break over the next two weeks and we look forward to continuing to support your children with their learning in Term 3.

The Learning Support Team 🙂

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 […]

“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 have a wonderful first few days of school and are getting to know your classmates and teachers. Your tutors are all looking forward to seeing you in the next couple of weeks!

We wanted to share this little pep talk from the Kid President with you as you start a new school year. There will be great things that happen this year and also some challenges, but we love Kid Presidents positive attitude and his messages about learning…. “its time to get our learn on!” Check it out!

 

The Learning Support Team.

“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 […]