Our curriculum encourages students to be lifelong learners who are resilient, reliable and resourceful. '

The Curriculum set by the Ministry of Education provides clear expectations for the reading, writing, and mathematics knowledge and skills students need to achieve at each level of the curriculum.

The standards also allow us to make clear judgments as to the competence in reading, writing, and mathematics, and if students are making the expected progress. Achievement levels are “Above”, “At”, “Below” and “Well below”.

We do this through:

  • Emphasising reading and writing skills

  • Building skills in numeracy

  • Sharing learning experiences to extend experiences, ideas and thoughts

  • Supporting learning through our Digital/Information & Communications Technology (ICT) programmes:

    • ICT opens up opportunities for learning because it enables learners to access, extend, transform and share ideas and information in multi-modal communication styles and format. It helps the learner to share learning resources and spaces, promote learner-centred and collaborative learning principles and enhance critical thinking, creative thinking and problem solving skills.

      • 1 device available per child throughout the school

      • Activboards in every classroom

      • ICT Skills

      • Online learning environment, Mathletics, Spellodrome, eChalk.

  • Balancing health and PE programmes

    • We participate in the Life Education Trust program “Keeping ourselves safe”

    • Sport Waikato manage a sports program which runs weekly

    • Our heated school pool is open in Terms 1 and 4 and we subsidise children’s swimming lessons

  • Regularly reviewing our learning programmes

  • Engaging in a wide range of learning opportunities within the school, community and places beyond our community.

  • Having high expectations

  • Emphasising the importance of academic and non-academic excellence