Teachers design programmes to meet goals as set out in the New Zealand Curriculum Framework and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa using the Titahi Bay North Curriculum and Te Marautanga ā Kura o Te Whanau o te Kakano.
The learning of knowledge, skills and attitudes takes place in the essential learning areas of :
Language and languages
Health and Physical well being
Te Reo Maori
We also ensure development towards mastery of the key competencies as outlined in the NZ Curriculum Framework (for English medium) and in the Attitudes and values from TMoA for Māori medium)
Students who are competent thinkers and problem-solvers actively seek, use, and create knowledge. They reflect on their own learning, draw on personal knowledge and intuitions, ask questions, and challenge the basis of assumptions and perceptions.
Using language, symbols, and texts
Students who are competent users of language, symbols, and texts can interpret and use words, number, images, movement, metaphor, and technologies in a range of contexts. They recognise how choices of language, symbol, or text affect people’s understanding and the ways in which they respond to communications. They confidently use ICT (including, where appropriate, assistive technologies) to access and provide information and to communicate with others.
This competency is associated with self-motivation, a “can-do” attitude, and with students seeing themselves as capable learners. It is integral to self-assessment. Students who manage themselves are enterprising, resourceful, reliable, and resilient. They establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects, and set high standards. They have strategies for meeting challenges. They know when to lead, when to follow, and when and how to act independently.
Relating to others
Relating to others is about interacting effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of contexts. This competency includes the ability to listen actively, recognise different points of view, negotiate, and share ideas. Students who relate well to others are open to new learning and able to take different roles in different situations. They are aware of how their words and actions affect others. They know when it is appropriate to compete and when it is appropriate to co-operate. By working effectively together, they can come up with new approaches, ideas, and ways of thinking.
Participating and contributing
Students who participate and contribute in communities have a sense of belonging and the confidence to participate within new contexts. They understand the importance of balancing rights, roles, and responsibilities and of contributing to the quality and sustainability of social, cultural, physical, and economic environments.
The following are examples of programmes which meet particular needs and add interest to school life:
Assemblies – whole school
Special hau ora approaches and programmes (all classes)
First wave literacy programmes
If parents wish to know more about school programmes please feel free to talk to your child’s classroom teacher or the Principal.