8:30am
Learning studios open along with office and library

8:55am – 11am
Learn - Reading and Writing

[Feed'n'Read is at 10.00am]

11am – 11:20am
Play

11:20am – 11.30am
Eat

11.30am – 12.35pm
Learn - Maths

12.35pm – 1.15pm
Play

1.15pm – 1.30pm
Eat

1.30pm – 3.00pm
Learn - Science, Social Sciences, The Arts, Technology, Physical Education, Te Reo Māori 

From Term 2 2019 we are trialling the Play, Eat, Learn Concept. 

Several schools have embraced this concept following the research Dr Kathleen Liberty, an Associate Professor at the University of Canterbury, lead and undertook after the Canterbury Earthquakes. To help children to focus on their learning, the practice reverses times for morning tea, lunch and play so that children play first then return to their learning studios, to eat and be calmer and ready to learn.

Research shows the body physiologically responds differently to the two activities – Playing and Eating:

Play – the body response is more aroused and heightened.

Eat – the body response is to naturally calm.

The aim is to provide a time to focus on eating in a calm, settled way and then transition successfully into learning programmes.