English as a Second or Other Language

Our aim is to provide a first class education for all children at Cashmere Primary school in a safe and supportive environment. We are well resourced and have a team of competent and enthusiastic teachers who are kind, caring and committed to meeting the needs of all of our children.

We value diversity. We celebrate the different cultures in our school and appreciate all they bring to our school community.

What can we offer?

  • A buddy in the class.
  • Regular feedback from staff.
  • A caring environment where you are always welcome.
  • Immersion in an English speaking environment.
  • Trained ESOL tutors.
  • Targeted ESOL lessons in a withdrawal setting and in class as needed.
  • Access to activities outside the classroom-e.g. music, spor

Team members are:

Cathy Andrew

DipTch (Higher), DipSTN, BTchLn, PGDEDS
Deputy Principal and Team leader Learning Support, GATE and ESOL and second languages programme.

Cathy has a wealth of experience in Learning Support and ESOL. She has been a classroom teacher at both primary and secondary levels. Cathy has also been an advisor supporting schools in Learning Support and ESOL. Cathy understands the challenges met by ESOL students and their families and is there to support teachers, students and families. Cathy delights in seeing ESOL students flourish when given the opportunity to experience English language in a supportive environment.

Dr Anneke a Campo

PhD, Diploma in Information & Library Studies,
Certificate in Literature and Library Services for Children and Young People.

Anneke is Dutch, but grew up in a multilingual country, Belgium, which has three official languages: Dutch, French and German. Anneke attended the European school in Brussels where she learned three modern languages in addition to her first language (English was her third foreign language), as well as Latin and ancient Greek. For fun Anneke took Italian for a year (which turned out very useful when she lived in Italy). Anneke studied Classics at a university in the Netherlands, taught Latin at a French school while doing a Master degree in archaeology and then went to Cambridge to do a PhD (archaeology). Anneke started as ESOL/Languages tutor at CPS in 2008. It is her aim to help International students with English and to help New Zealand children appreciate other languages and cultures.


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