Dear Parents and Caregivers I hope you and your family have remained safe and dry…
On August 14, a group of Rutherford students assisted by the Kahui Ako/Community of Learning team visited Rangeview Intermediate to lead a series of challenges for students intending to study at Rutherford in 2018.
The day was part of our ongoing inquiry into building and maintaining relationships, and supporting transitions between schools.
The Kahui Ako team invited Year 9 students to nominate themselves as tuākana for the day, supported by prefects. Most of the students were Rangeview alumni, including Rangeview’s 2017 Head Boy and Deputy Head Boy.
Our students were placed into teams with Rangeview students in order to grow tuākana-teina relationships.
The challenges included a Mathex-style trivia game, Mr White’s Swamp Taniwha activity, and building the tallest structure possible out of straws, newspaper and sellotape. Teams also had to build a bridge out of straws, newspaper and sellotape that would support the weight of a book. The winning bridge was able to hold eight books!
The prefects also shared some of their memories of Rangeview and of transitioning to high school.
The Kahui Ako team would like to thank the staff of Rangeview for allowing us to visit the school for this initiative, and all the staff and students at Rutherford who worked to make it happen.
Next up – Te Atatū Intermediate.