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...

Our Theme, Production
Our School Value is Integrity.
This will include:

  • Relating to others – working co-operatively, working in pairs through games and activities.
  • Managing self – following instructions and taking responsibility for self during breaks, being ready to learn and completing tasks.
  • Thinking - problem solving.
  • Maths - Leaning to sorting objects by their appearance and following position and direction instructions
  • Reading - Developing an understanding symbols and text.Understanding the different ways we use text.
  • Writing - Understanding how punctuation effects writing.
  • PE - Participating in regular fitness activities and P.E
  • Art – Practice and participate in production
  • Social and Cooperative – Developing skills to be a part of a group and learning roles and responsibilities we have in group.
  • Cooking - Follow recipes, stirring, spreading, mixing, measuring, weighing.
  • Swimming - Water confidence, Floating on back and front, breaststroke swimming, breathing
Donovan Satellite Class