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SMART Goals

Julie Bassett —

Each fortnight Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo teaches and discusses a SMART (Key Competency) through Circle time and explicit teaching.

Each fortnight Somerfield Te Kura Wairepo teaches and discusses a SMART (Key Competency) through Circle time and explicit teaching.

Below is an outline of the themes for this term. It is great to talk to your children about these to support their learning and see how they can relate these to life outside of school

Why do we teach Key Competencies?

Key competencies matter because things have changed. Since our education systems were first established there has been enormous change in the nature of societies, change in the nature of work, change in how knowledge is viewed, and change in technologies, to name just a few. Those changes, and the certainty of ongoing change, have implications for the kind of education our young people require. The key competencies put today’s students at the centre, and bring a future-focused perspective to teaching and learning.

Weeks 1/2

Socially Adept - Teamwork

  • I will include others in what I am doing

Weeks 3/4

Thinker - Curious

  • I show interest and ask relevant questions

Weeks 5/6

Thinker - Creative

  • I show creative thinking in different ways

Weeks 7/8

Resilient - Self Control

  • I can say how I am feeling in an appropriate way

Weeks 9/10

Socially Adept - Teamwork

  • I will work as part of a team