Composite classes at Titirangi School

As you can see from the article 'Teaching Teams in 2021, like in previous years, Titirangi School will have a number of composite classes, where classes are made up of children from more than one year level.

Composite classes help us to manage class sizes and teacher ratios. It generally enables us to provide smaller class sizes throughout the school than we could have otherwise. Whether your child is placed in a composite or same-year class for 2021, please be assured that this is done with thought and care. We have chosen a teacher and situation that we believe best meets your child's needs.

How composite classes help meet children’s learning needs Composite classes, spanning two years, are generally better at accommodating the range of learning needs found in a classroom. In any class (composite or not) there is a range of ability, with children working above, at, or below their age and curriculum level.

Because our learning programmes are guided by expectations set at curriculum levels, rather than age levels, composite classes enable greater flexibility for your teacher to direct learning within the classroom. We have found that this often occurs more flexibly in a composite class than it does in a same-year level class.

Teachers are trained to respond to and meet the needs of each learner, regardless of their age.

As adults, we don’t work with people of the same age so mixing ages at school over different year levels is a small step in mirroring real life. We often find that older children|tuakana thrive with leadership opportunities and actually build self-esteem as they become role models to younger|teina classmates. Younger children aspire to do work like the older children in the class and get to mix with a wider range of children.



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