The Terrace is a primary school located in Alexandra providing education to children from Y0-Y8, with a current role of 352 pupils. They are very proud of the learning we provide for our children in a caring environment where each individual has opportunities to gain ‘satisfaction from success through effort: ma te kaha - ka u ‘.
Their school focuses on numeracy and literacy alongside the expectation that children will learn about themselves and how to treat others the way they would wish to be treated. The attention to fundamental learning enables us to promote thinking skills and teach children how to learn in an ‘inquiry’ based approach.
In conjunction with the Alexandra Police, they run a "kea crossing" on Enterprise Street to help their kids get to school safely. Their older school pupils are trained volunteers to man the signs but they require adult volunteers to supervise them.
Volunteers are needed to supervise pupils to man the road crossing at the designated crossing point on Enterprise Street between 8.25-8.45am and 2.45-3.10pm weekdays during school term times. The slots are on a weekly roster and are currently only half full. They would love for the crossing to be safe on every school day.
Main duties include:
Volunteers can experience fun and satisfaction from being connected to the children of The Terrace School and ensuring they stay safe. Volunteers will also interact with other members of the community and gain an awareness of the local neighbourhood. They will develop an understanding of the capabilities of children and the work of the Alexandra Police.
Volunteers should have good communication skills and be happy interacting with children. A genuine interest, liking and understanding of children is essential. Volunteers should have an awareness of road safety and personal safety and value the safety and welfare of children.
Volunteers are needed to supervise pupils to man the road crossing at the designated crossing point on Enterprise Street between 8.25-8.45am and 2.45-3.10pm weekdays during school term times. Weekly roster for half hour slots once per week, or as available. Rosters are usually arranged term by term.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Youth & Children