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Over the past few years the school has reviewed the way we are teaching to ensure we are improving learning opportunities for our pupils. We teach an integrated curriculum approach which focuses on the following:

  • Meaningful learning opportunities

  • Quality teaching

  • Learning how to learn

  • Higher order thinking skills

  • Cooperative Learning Strategies

  • Confidence in ICT

We have reveiwed our School Charter and vision to ensure it is consistent with the NZ Curriculum.


2023 FOCUS
  • Technology (Communication)

YEAR 7 & 8 
Our Year 7 and 8 programme offers the following:
  • A family environment

  • Staff who know you and your child well as individuals

  • Greater opportunity to take on leadership roles eg. librarian, school monitors, playground leaders, running assemblies and school events.

  • Leading the School Council

  • A proven record of success from our 'old pupils' at secondary level

  • Greater opportunity to represent the school in sport and cultural activities

  • Involvement in a wide range of activities including Northland Science Fair, speech competitions, inter-school competitions, Mathex, problem solving competitions.

  • Becoming role models to over 200 other children

  • A well balanced curriculum which focuses on responsibility, high expectations and challenging yourself

  • A sound Technology programme provided by Mangakahia Area School

  • The opportunity to be involved in locally run Saturday sports teams.

  • Learning support where required.

  • Extension programmes for gifted and talented

  • Education trips, visits and overnight stays

  • Specialist music education

  • An opportunity to learn another language - German or French

  • Career guidance

  • EOTC experiences

  • Good access to computers, Ipads and an Information Technology programme.

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