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 Theme - Celebrations
Our School Value is - Integrity.

This will include:

  • Relating to others – Students will work co-operatively in groups and pairs through team games and activities
  • Managing self – Students will practise following instructions and taking responsibility for self during breaks, being ready to learn and completing tasks
  • Thinking – Order and Compare, Convey ideas
  • Maths – Students will sort and match shapes according to their outline, describe their position in relation to other objects and will describe 3-D shapes using the language of geometry
  • Reading - Students will use expression when reading, develop an understanding of symbols through the use of visual schedules, picture books and signs in the community
  • Writing- Students will use visual symbols to construct sentences and participate in shared activities
  • Health and PE - Students will access their community, experience a variety of exercises and sporting equipment, and be introduced to and explore new toys
  • Art - Students will actively participate in traditional Christmas Carols, discuss the connections between New Zealand and Christmas in other countries
  • Sexuality – Students will practise keeping ourselves safe and use safe practices in a variety of contexts by identifying familiar people who can help us and describing basic rules
  • Science - Students will develop an awareness of sound through simple experiments, instruments and singing
  • Cooking – Following recipes, Toast, stirring, spreading, mixing, measuring, weighing, cutting, pouring and dinning etiquette
  • Swimming - Water confidence, floating on back and front, breaststroke, backstroke, blowing bubbles, free style, breathing
Donovan Satellite Class