All the essential learning areas are taught with an emphasis on Mathematics and English. We use an Integrated Curriculum approach which means we believe students learn best when there are meaningful links between the curriculum areas as opposed to teaching the curriculum in distinct, fragmented, timetabled slots.
As young adolescents, intermediate children need to be active participants in how and what they are learning.
It is important to give our students the opportunity to make a difference both in their own community and in the global setting. Learning experiences within each curriculum area relate directly to the issue the students are studying. This gives the students an authentic and relevant purpose to the work they are doing. By making these links between curriculum areas our students are able to go deeper into the issues and they are encouraged to become critical thinkers.
"Culturally responsive teaching and learning practices are evident in classrooms and the playground. Parents, whānau and aiga are encouraged to be involved in the life of the school. Students are respected for their opinions as young people with rights and responsibilities.
The school's inclusive environment helps Māori students to engage in their learning. As a result, most Māori students progress and achieve at comparable levels to their classmates."
- ERO 2013