A strength of our school is our ability to provided leadership opportunities for all of our tamariki. Each class leads assembly once a term which is planned and introduced by the tamariki within the class. This is a wonderful way for our tamariki to practice their skills of public speaking and organisation. Our whanau really enjoy seeing their tamariki shine.
PE monitors support other tamariki by issuing sports equipment for play during lunchtime.
PALs: A PAL is a trained leader that organises and runs lunchtime activities for other tamariki to participate in. Before becoming a PAL they receive training which includes looking at:
• Managing Behaviour
• Session Planning
Being a PAL is an opportunity to
1. Develop leadership skills
2. Be a good role model for younger children in the school
3. Design, plan and run physical activity sessions
4. Most of all……..HAVE FUN!
Our road patrol monitors work with volunteer parents each morning to provide a safe crossing for our tamariki. We are the latest Road Patrol school in Wellington and our students really enjoyed the Orange Day Parade along Lambton Quay to thank them for their service. Our road patrollers are trained in partnership with the NZ Police.
Garden to Table:
In 2018 Garden to Table is beginning at Cardinal McKeefry School. Our year 5 and 6 students will learn to grow and cook fruit and vegetables as part of there curriculum.
Our Peer Mediators a re able to use their life skills in conflict resolution, to encourage other children to handle conflict in positive, non-violent and constructive ways. They provide opportunities for children to solve many of their own conflicts within the playground. Each of our peer mediators are trained and undertake to monitor the playgrounds twice a week.
William Pike Challenge Award:
This programme offers our year 7/8 tamariki an exciting pathway for delivering Education Outside the Classroom and the Health and Physical Education learning area while building their toolkit for leadership and resilience. Cardinal McKeefry School take part in the challenge every even year.