Term 2 2019

Term 2 2019

Once again another term has raced by and we want to say a huge thank you to all of our students and their families for the hard work that you put into their learning. As we often say, our programmes are successful due to collaboration and continued practice by our students each week. We hope that you all get a chance to wind down and relax over the holidays and we look forward to seeing you all in Term 3. 

New Tutor Hunt

We are on the lookout for a fabulous new tutor to join our busy Wanaka/Queenstown branch. If you know of any trained teachers who may be interested in joining our team, please ask them to touch base with one of our directors, Kim, Kim or Holly. 

We have gathered together some favourite videos and articles over the past term to share with you. We hope you enjoy them. 

Advice for Parents of kids with Dyslexia 

Check out this video made by Jo Crawford, a student who struggles with dyslexia and her Mum!

Stories to inspire you!

We find the website Understood.org really easy to navigate and feel that they cover a wide range of learning challenges on their website. We wanted to share with you their top 11 inspirational stories for June. 

Young Adult Fiction Blog 

One of our amazing tutors Melissa has a HUGE passion for reading, especially young adult fiction stories, so has been writing a blog about some of her favourite books. If your older child/teenager needs some ideas about some chapter books to read, check out her blog here

Home Learning Ideas for the Holidays

We know that many parents are eager for their child to continue to do some learning over the holidays. We would love for all students to have a break and time to recharge but if you are keen to keep up some practice over the break this is what we suggest;

– Have your child read to themselves or be read to for 15 minutes each day

-Write a short journal entry each day of their holiday. Even if it is one sentence where they write about their favourite thing that day. This can be typed or written

-Many of our students struggle with phonological awareness so we have made a list of ideas and games that you can play at home to support the development of phonological awareness

-Sign up to ReadTheory.org – a free online reading tool that focuses on decoding and comprehension. 

-Practice your math basic facts using Hit the Button App or the TopMarks website. 

Check out this website for some more great parent tips for home to support reading, writing and math skills