Verdon Satellite Class– Marcellin Block, Verdon College

Verdon Satellite

Verdon Satellite

The Verdon Satellite classrooms are situated on the Verdon College site near the Year 7 and 8 block.
Students in these classroom range in age from 11 to 14 yrs age. (Years 7 to 10)

  • The Verdon Satellite classes offer adapted programmes and individualised timetables structured to meet the specific needs of our students.
  • The age appropriate programmes allow our students to achieve personal goals while being supported by committed specialist teachers, therapists and support staff.
  • In Verdon Satellite, we keep up to date with current theories and practises.
  • We have a 21st century learning space with an ipad for each student, Apple TVs and computers.
  • We focus on reading, writing, maths and self-management and also cover other curriculum areas through thematic integrated units.
  • Our students have opportunities to experience life outside the classroom through various events, tramping, flat, and community visits.
  • We pride ourselves in having an active programme with daily fitness and weekly PE, sports, tramping and swimming sessions.
  • With support, our students are encouraged at all times to be responsible and independent.
  • Being on the Verdon College site enables our students access to their facilities, with the support of specialist staff.
  • Our Verdon Satellite students have the opportunity to have inclusion within the mainstream setting, with their peers, both within the classroom and the playground.

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
  • Supported Learning - Up Cycle It
  • 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 P.E - 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, stirring, mixing, measuring, weighing, cutting, pouring and dinning etiquette
Verdon Satellite
Verdon Satellite