Donovan Satellite Class

Donovan Satellite

We are a Ruru class that is situated at Donovan Primary School.
The class is for children that are Year 4 – 8. The classroom is run by 1 teacher and supported by 2 teacher aides.

  • The students at Donovan Satellite class have access to all the Donovan Primary School resources
  • Students at the Satellite class are warmly welcomed into Donovan Primary School and are included in all school activities. They are able to attend lessons in mainstream classrooms to enhance their learning and social needs.
  • Every student at the Donovan Satellite completes daily IEPs which target areas that need support.
  • Reading, writing and maths programmes are also in place and are taught according the National Curriculum.
  • Every term the class has a specific theme which is assessed in a variety of ways.
  • During the week programmes are also run on skills for life – cooking, personal care, health and fitness.
  • Students also have the opportunity to participate in therapy programmes that support their needs. Speech, Water Therapy, Music Therapy, OT, RDA, and Sensory Programmes.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in Special Olympic days in Swimming, Athletics, and 10 Pin Bowling.

What's On Now...

This term students will focus on our unit, Weather.
Our School Value is Excellence.
This will include:

  • OT – Personal Care Group = Breakfast Club and Brushing Teeth.
  • Managing self = following instructions, taking responsibility for self and as a member of our class group, taking care of resources.
  • Work and Study = Completing tasks; following instructions – planning and participating in Market Day.
  • SLT and Social Skills Group = Turn-taking, sharing, working as a team.
  • Health and PE/Sexuality = Fitness activities, developing movement skills, discussing Healthy Nutrition; sharing & strategies for coping with emotions.
  • Music Therapy = Working individually and as a group and exploring music.
  • Maths = Temperature.
  • Science = Weather.
  • Reading = Learning about Fiction and Non-Fiction texts; learning how illustrations help understanding.
  • Writing = Writing for a purpose; using colourful semantics to write.
  • Food Tech = Reading and following recipes, measuring, mixing and baking.
  • The Arts = Showing our feelings.
  • Swimming = Kiwi SwimSafe programme.
Donovan Satellite Class