Rotary Enrichment ProgrammeNovember 24, 2020
PENROSE ROTARY CLUB / ONE TREE HILL COLLEGE
ROTARY ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME (REP)
‘LEARNING THROUGH CONNECTING’
A COMMUNITY LITERACY INITIATIVE
REP has been running at OTHC for some time now with over 1000 of our students being given the chance to experience its unique benefits.
WHAT IS REP?
REP is a literacy initiative that relies heavily on community involvement. It is ‘learning through connecting’ and involves students being mentored by our many volunteer tutors – all of whom, have made successes of their lives through their many years of hard work.
WHY DO WE HAVE REP AT OTHC?
We are fortunate to have the REP programme at OTHC as it is reliant on the sponsorship of the following organisations – PENROSE ROTARY CLUB, Burnett Charitable Trust, Event Cinemas, David Levene Foundation, Lois Dalley Trust, MSA Charitable Trust, Newmarket Rotary Charitable Foundation, One Tree Hill College BOT, Management & Staff, Rotary Club of Newmarket, Scholastic NZ, The Chenery Trust, The Fletcher Trust and The Harold Thomas Memorial Trust.
HOW SUCCESSFUL IS REP?
REP’s reputation is spreading and has now been set up in seven different colleges in the North Auckland and Auckland regions, with many more wanting to set up the programme in their schools.
AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY are currently involved in doing research on why REP is being so successful - we are expecting the results of this research soon.
The programme targets students who have ability but just need the necessary enrichment of their literacy skills to reach their full potential.
On the REP programme we cover all five language strands of the literacy curriculum:
ORAL LISTENING READING WRITING VISUAL
With the Reading strand we target the disciplines of summarization and comprehension as students taken on REP have good decoding skills. Broadening core subject vocabulary is also a focus.
Our results over the years have shown that these targets have proven to be the ones that have led to our many ex- REP students gaining very good grades in their future NCEA examinations.
We are also proud that a number of our students go on to become student leaders of our college, with this year being no exception with Judi Barnard (BOT Student Representative), Anahera Webb, Cheryl Petau and Isaac Cameron (Prefects) being elected by the student body.
REP is a wonderful programme as it involves parents, community and school working together to benefit the Year 9 students of our College and get them ready for their future education.
B LANGDON - REP CO ORDINATOR (2020)