Anchored in MANA
The pattern down the side is called Poutama. This is a traditional Māori tukutuku pattern that symbolises the various levels of learning and intellectual achievement and also genealogies.
Gordonton School has many generations of families that come through.
Poutama shows ako (teaching and learning) that takes place through ngākau pono (integrity) and we show awhina (support for each other) and care for each other's mana (manaakitanga).
The anchor is historical and comes from the Anchor Butter Factory.
PB4L - Not sure what to do when?
Follow this flowchart and click on the links for more information.
Is it observable, is it measurable?
What if it's a minor?
Use the Classroom Management Strategies
Give the student a chance to redeem themselves, e.g., Johnny calls out in class.
Teacher: Johnny, remember to put your hand up if you want to talk then wait for your turn. Can you show me what that looks like?
Avoid saying DON'T call out as this draws attention to the negative behaviour. Focus on the kind of behaviour we want to see which, in this case, is putting up his hand to talk and waiting for his turn.
Sometimes a hand on the shoulder is enough to remind them to focus or just standing behind them.
If the behaviour continues, write a MIF in eTap.