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 - Relationships
Our School Value is Inclusion.

This will include:

  • Relating to others – working co-operatively, working in pairs through team games and activities
  • Managing self – following instructions and taking responsibility for self during breaks, being ready to learn and completing tasks
  • Thinking – convey ideas, order and compare.
  • Supported Learning – growing up
  • Maths- – students will measure length and weight in a variety of real life settings such as cooking and ordering items by their size
  • Reading - using pictures, symbols and photos to write about ourselves and others, looking at emotions and body language in these pictures
  • Writing- writing about people and events – how they are feeling and what is happening
  • Health and P.E- participating in regular fitness activities and turn taking games such as balloon volleyball and rakau games
  • Art – students will observe and participate in drama such as puppets, action songs or journal plays
  • Sexuality - students will participate in caring for their body through daily emotions boards, feelings songs, relaxation and mindfulness
  • Social and Cooperative – developing social skills in different situations at school and the community
  • Cooking – follow recipes, stirring, mixing, measuring, weighing, cutting and dinning etiquette
  • Swimming - water confidence, floating on back and front, backstroke, blowing bubbles, free style, breathing
Verdon Satellite
Verdon Satellite