Localised Curriculum

Our local curriculum brings the New Zealand Curriculum to life in our school context.  it is responsive to the priorities, preferences, and issues of our community. and people.  While developing and refining our local curriculum we aim to ensure that it:

  • Responds to the needs, identity, language, culture, interests, strengths and aspirations of our learners and their families.
  • Has a clear focus on what supports the progress of all learners.
  • Integrates Te Tiriti o Waitangi into classroom learning.
  • Helps learners engage with the knowledge, values, and competencies so they can go on and be confident and connected lifelong learners.
  • Our local curriculum should be unique and responsive to the priorities, preferences, and issues of our community and our people.



NZ Histories

NZ/Aotearoa History is now taught in all schools throughout our country.  As part of this learning we will be connecting with local experts and iwi in our rohe (area) to provide rich experiences about our local history.



Education Outside the Classroom



“You get more of a thrill and you get the  
experience instead of just reading about it or
hearing about it from someone else. The
memories are stronger.” Year 7 student




Out of the classroom learning experiences provide students with a range of contexts to develop the key competencies, explore their values and the values of others, and apply learning across the curriculum.

An EOTC experience can be ten minutes in the school grounds, a half day visit to the bush, river or local museum.  It can be a camping experience, being involved in a hands on project in the school's grounds or a local reserve, playing sport, performing at a local Kapa Haka competition or dancing in a children's art festival.

Each experience provides students with the opportunity to do and learn new things.




The Enviroschools kaupapa is about creating a healthy, peaceful, sustainable world through learning and taking action together.


  • Empowered students
  • Learning for sustainability
  • Māori perspectives
  • Respect for the diversity of people and cultures
  • Sustainable communites




Enviroschools is a nationwide programme supported by Toimata Foundation, founding partner Te Mauri Tau, and a large network of regional partners.  Early childhood centres and schools commit to a long-term sustainability journey, where tamariki/students connect with and explore the environment, then plan, design and take action in their local places in collaboration with their communities.





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