Greetings From the Language Section

Our students at NZIS come from very different countries; they are the living proof that being among peers of diverse origins enriches daily life, teaches mutual respect and fosters curiosity for other cultures. The Teaching approach. Our teaching approach is based on the most recent research on the pedagogy of languages. Communication in the classroom is supported by a strong reinforcement of grammar and pronunciation, which represents the backbone of our methodology. The students, not the teachers, are at the centre of the learning process. Our language lessons are focused on real life interactions in the classroom but we also
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Te Whaariki

At the New Zealand Independent School our Early Years program is centered on the child initiated learning style of Te Whaariki. This curriculum is not built on timetables but rather is a fluid approach to being adaptable to how our young children act and learn. Our staff must be constantly observing and communicating with each child to extend their thinking and learning. This may happen on a one-to-one or small group basis. The environment is crucial to the children’s learning as it allows the children to develop their fine and gross motor-skills, which are essential for formal learning in the
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Congratulations to All of Our Swimmers

Congratulations to all of our swimmers for their performances at the JASIS Swim Carnival at AIS on May 9th. All of our swimmers performed admirably and we finished 3rd overall, which was a fantastic effort from staff, parents and our swimmers. I would like to pass on a very sincere note of gratitude to Mr. Oscar, our Music and Bahasa teacher in Primary and Ms Erlin, our Office Supervisor and Admissions to the Primary campus. To Oscar and Erlin, both inspirational and wonderful patrons of our school, we wish you every success for the new challenges ahead. To Ms Tri,
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Head Girl and Head Boy and their Deputies for 2015

Today we announced in assembly our Head Girl, Danielle Pintacasi, our Head Boy, Frank Mizigi, and their deputies Heidi Wenas and Rusley Namis. They were selected after student input and staff deliberation over the last three weeks. All of these students are House leaders so it’s the leadership that they have shown during the Waitangi Day celebrations, which were important but this wasn’t the only activity from which they were chosen. Danielle has been at NZIS, the longest and she has a strong history with this school, however it is her qualities as an outstanding academic and positive motivator and
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Waitangi Day 2015

This is a day, which celebrates Maori and European unity and friendship in New Zealand. It has not always been a positive day for many, as it still brings feelings of resentment for past recriminations and difficulties that both Maori and European have faced while building Godzone. For us at the New Zealand Independent School, it is an opportunity to reflect on the positive aspects of both Maori and British cultures. New Zealand is now very much a multicultural society and this year there are small steps to ensure that our school embraces other cultures in our curriculum and school activities
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Fantastic Cambridge International Examination Results

Our Cambridge International Examination results have signaled quite clearly that our school has achieved a notable level of success, which has surpassed UK averages and has allowed our students to gain entry into the universities of their choice. 2014 was not an easy year and our academic standards were raised early with our brilliant June 2014 results, which saw two students close to achieving a 100% in their IGCSE Extended Mathematics course and our students achieving overall a 100% pass rate. This series we gained a 99% pass rate but our A* – A pass rate was at nearly 40%,
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