Kākāno Team

Kākāno – New Entrants and Year 1
 
Welcome to Kākāno! 2020 ​ There are currently 5 Kākāno Classrooms:
Space 17:   Mrs Nicola Eka (Team Leader) nicola@chelsea.school.nz 
Space 16:   Mr Nick Smud ​nick@chelsea.school.nz 
Space 15: Miss Sarah Power sarahp@chelsea.school.nz 
Space 14:  Miss Sharan Kaur ​sharan@chelsea.school.nz
Space 13:   Mrs Natalie Hooker natalie@chelsea.school.nz
 
For us in Kākāno there is a real focus on developing independence and self management skills. Starting school involves adjusting to new routines and expectations. In line with our Team name “Kākāno” this is a time of great learning and development. We believe that by providing a caring and consistent environment learners will foster a love and curiosity for learning and being at school. In order to achieve this we:

  • Balance play and learning in a play based learning model
  • Promote both the key competencies from the New Zealand Curriculum and the Chelsea school motto, values and DNA.
  • Create firm home school partnerships, communication is key
  • Adopt a growth mindset where can’t is replaced by ‘not yet’ thinking
  • Value attempts at learning and the process rather than the result – First Attempt in Learning mindset.
  • Utilise a range of strategies to support learners to adjust to school life
  • Have a safe, nurturing environment where learning risk taking is fostered and high expectations are embedded in classrooms.

We are excited to be a part of your child’s learning journey and look forward to working alongside you. Through our Seesaw blog you can catch a glimpse of some of our learning and adventures at school.

Kākāno Team Blog