Rainbow Class

When the rainbow flag is flying at the school entrance it signals the day is a Rainbow Class day for 4-year-olds.

The school recognises the importance of a smooth transition to school for new entrants and consequently we offer a regular class for 4-year-olds to have a taster of school life. This class is affectionately called the Rainbow Class and has been running for a number of years. North Dunedin parents have found this class a wonderful opportunity to help their child settle easily into school when they reach 5. The class has become so significant in some children’s minds that they call our school the rainbow school!

The new entrant teacher, Mrs Carmel Marshall, teaches the Rainbow Class. Mrs Marshall can be contacted by calling school or emailing her on carmel@nevn.school.nz

Parents are encouraged to bring their 4-year-old to the Rainbow Class which is run every fortnight on a Thursday, from 1.15pm to 2.45pm. The term 1 dates for the Rainbow Class are 23 February, 9 March and 30 March.

The new entrant class teacher introduces the children to the playground, the school boundaries and some basic school routines.

Classroom activities include pre-school mathematics and literacy exercises as well as art and music.

The Rainbow Class programme has been designed specifically by our junior syndicate to reflect the age and development of pre-schoolers. The class is run for those who intend starting school at North East Valley Normal but places are sometimes available for children bound for other schools.

Contact Mrs Marshall for enrolment details and further information.