Syndicate Members

Room 31: Mrs Lonaye King (Lead Teacher) 

Room 32: Mr Chris Appleton

Room 33: Miss Chia Mhawish

Room 34: Miss Susan Naylor

 Syndicate Goal

As a year 8 syndicate at Somerville Intermediate our vision is...

  • To reinforce the Somerville virtues into the children
  • Continue to develop and support the school wide focus on the Key Competencies
  • Incorporate SOLO taxonomy into all aspects of teaching and assessment
  • Continue to incorporate IT in all areas of the curriculum
  • To develop a family community within the syndicate utilising our environment in Taramainuku
  • Having an open door policy within the syndicate classes

ALJ Synopsis

Where is the past in the present?

 The main idea for our ALJ this year is for the students to understand/appreciate that we don't know where we are going until we know where we have been. Overall we are aiming for all our students to respect the past and acknowledge where we have been and how it will help us in our own lives. We want to prepare students for the future in order to do this we are going to have an understanding of where we come from, where we are now and where we are going. We will understand that science and technology is the basis of this in the 21st century and teaching our students to be futurists. Throughout the year we will be looking at Ancient Civilisations and how the conflicts around the world have shaped us today. We will then move onto inventions and innovations.