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They have swapped failure, absenteeism and conflict at school for the family atmosphere at Porirua Alternative School Alt in Cannons Creek where doing their best is highly encouraged, but it is okay to fail too. Students stay on the roll of the school they came from but spend every day at Alt. Alt provides NCEA credits. Now that I can see the difference between my credits and attendance from last year, I am proud of myself.
Some have achieved credits a year ahead of their peers elsewhere.
Lessons are taught in small groups every morning. They say one-on-one time helps them understand their schoolwork. Afternoons are filled with walks in the nearby Belmont Regional Park or on the beach, learning to cook and helping local community organisations.SATURDAY NIGHTS IN AUCKLAND PART 2!
The students are also running sausage sizzles at local shops to help pay for a school trip to Christchurch in June. There they will meet students from a similar school there.
They also hope to do some skiing. Among the students who have stayed on from last year, maths, social studies and art are the most popular subjects.
Coming to Alt has focused the students on goals for learning and the possibility of one day ing the workforce. Work goals among current students include becoming a beautician, ing the Army or becoming a prison guard. Alt is also a stepping stone to tertiary education in a city that offers many choices. Students who left last year have moved into training opportunities in hairdressing and mechanics.
Alt staff from left, Gee, Cee, Levi and Belle. Absent: Tiah. Manager, Levi Faamau, in his seventh year at Alt, says is starting out with about 11 students and expects to increase to the maximum of 24 as the year progresses. Already some referrals are under way. If you liked this story, up to our Daily Encourager Media Facebook by clicking here. The kaupapa of the Alt School is based on the Circle of Courage, a North American Indian model which identifies four developmental needs that must be met in order for a young person to thrive.
These are the need to belong, the need to become competent masterythe need to become responsible for themselves independenceand the need to act generously toward others.
These needs are normally met as part of the healthy village needed to grow. The Alt School aims to provide an environment in which these needs are met. By becoming a Daily Encourager supporter, you will help bring hope and courage to New Zealanders. Get people excited about our country and our people and the amazing things they are achieving. Leave a lasting legacy in the community that you love. Find out how your gift can give and grow at www. Share Did this story bring you hope?
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