Core Curriculum

The major focus centres on the implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum, with literacy and numeracy being the core focus areas.

There are seven key learning areas:

  • English: Studying, using and enjoying language and literature communicated orally, visually, or in writing.

  • The Arts: Exploring, refining and communicating ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings to create works and respond to the works of others.

  • Health and Physical Education: Learning about student's own well-being and that of others and society, in health related and movement contexts.

  • Mathematics and Statistics: Exploring relationships in quantities, space, and data and learn to express these relationships in ways that help them make sense of the world around them.

  • Science: Exploring how both the natural physical world and science itself work so that they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science plays a significant role.

  • Social Sciences: Exploring how societies work and how students can participate and take action as critical, informed, and responsible citizens.

  • Technology: Learning to be innovative developers of products and systems and discerning consumers who will make a difference in the world.