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Our Curriculum

What do we learn and how do we learn? Read on!

Key Curriculum Principles

These are the four guiding principles that determine our curriculum, what and how we teach.

  • Student Agency: Giving students the power to act and have ownership of their learning. Each learning space and the school grounds themselves belong not to teachers but to all, equally. 
  • Inquiry: Involving students in the learning process by helping them ask questions about things they are curious about. 
  • Collaboration: Modelled first and foremost by staff, students learn to work and grow together and benefit from each others strengths.
  • Differentiation: This means valuing and planning for diversity in our learners.


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Innovative Learning Journey

We use the word ‘journey’ here because we’re still not at our destination, if you could even say that one exists in the educational sphere!

This is an exciting, challenging and thought provoking time to be in education. Norms are being challenged, there is a paradigm shift in the educational sphere. There are shifts in the ways in which knowledge is created and acquired and this changing landscape requires different skills from our learners; we must change what skills we value as educators and society as a whole. We are striving to build these skills in our learners so that they are enabled to think with agency, collaborate effectively and be curious about their passions and the world around them. By building differentiated curriculum opportunities for ākonga, our students, we are giving them the greatest gift; to take ownership of their own learning journeys.

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Graduate Learner Dispositions

As a school, all classrooms are focused on the development of our GLD in our students. These are displayed in each room and are referred to during the week.

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Digital Curriculum

We recognise that digital technology has opened up radically new opportunities for learning. It has also rapidly changed the world that our tamariki are living in. 

As such, we see it as hugely important that students have the skills and knowledge to be a digital citizen, a person who knows how to navigate digital waters and use digital technology to their advantage. Our digital curriculum helps foster digital citizenship in our tamariki.

Digital citizenship is a powerful enabler of inclusion in social, cultural and civil society. We believe that becoming a digital citizen is ‘part of who we all are’ in school; it should be planned for, and addressed, through multiple contexts including structured activities and wherever there is a meaningful opportunity to talk and learn about it. 

We celebrate akonga who demonstrate exemplary digital citizenship with our Digital Citizenship Awards, given out at end of term assemblies. 

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