Learning Extension - Te Tari Whai Mātauranga
Ko te manu e kai i te miro nōna te ngahere. Ko te manu e kai i te mātauranga nōna te Ao!
The bird that partakes of the miro berry survives the forest. The bird that partakes of knowledge owns the world.
The Learning Extension Department provides a range of support for students at MRGS. These include academic and practical support for students with mild to moderate special needs, including Special Assessment Support for students with diagnosed learning disorders.
This Department also provides in-class support through the use of highly skilled teacher aides working together with classroom teachers and administering a range of programmes to raise academic achievement for all MRGS students such as the Cross Age Peer Tutoring Programme, the School Wide Literacy Programme (Year 9), and the Study Skills Programme.
Cross Age Peer Tutoring (CAPT)
The Cross Age Peer Tutoring programme is a reading programme designed to improve students’ reading and understanding of text. The programme is for year 9 students who have been identified by the school as needing extra support in this area.
These students read 1 to 1 at their own level with a trained year 12 volunteer tutor while their form class is having Sustained Silent Reading.
Results have shown these students improve their reading and comprehension levels and develop confidence in their own reading ability.