What is Bridging Education?

 

The aim of the Bridging Education is to help students and parents understand the New Zealand education system in Tamil.

 

In 2004, parents of children attending Tamil classes wanted a way of understanding the New Zealand curriculum in their own language. As new migrants, both children and parents, found the New Zealand education system to be very different to that of their home country. They needed help navigating the system.

 

One of the ways we are facilitating this is though Study Support. In Study Support children learn numeracy and literacy twice a week. These classes are aimed specifically at primary and intermediate school aged children and are designed to cover concepts that children need to cope in the mainstream education at their respective schools. The curriculum takes into account the age of the students and their individual learning styles.

 

A key feature of the Bridging Education calendar is the English speech competition. The competition is designed to help the children become confident in public speaking, speech writing and presentation. In the lower years, the focus is on form and taking part, with the older children focusing on content and structure.

 

As part of a wider learning program,  the Bridging Education children undertake a number of outdoor field trips. These trips are designed to explore various topics that complement what the children are learning at school. It also broadens their education and gives them an understanding of the world around them.

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