The School teaching programmes are organised around the essential
learning areas based on the National Curriculum documents.
|Children work to the achievement objectives in all three strands of the
English document. Written, Oral and Visual Language. Emphasis is put on
the reading and written areas. Through reading recovery and our Booster
Programme, children with difficulties in these areas are identified and
additional assistance in groups or as individuals is organised to fit the
individual level of achievement.
The school mathematics programme is based around the Numeracy Project
that has been developed to ensure students have the knowledge and
strategies to understand the Number Strand from the curriculum.
|Children will work with the other strands of: Statistics, Geometry
and Measurement and Algebra each year as well.
To ensure a balanced coverage the school has developed an Integrated
Topic approach to cover the curriculum objectives in Science, Social
Studies, Health and Technology. A strong emphasis in these areas is
placed on an inquiry approach to learning that
leads to higher level thinking. This method of
learning is increasingly used in all areas of
The school has adopted the Cornerstone Values programme as its approach
to character education. Each term a value is the focus of attention and
over a two year cycle all eight of the following values are covered:
Honesty and Truthfulness, Kindness, Consideration and Concern for
Others, Compassion, Obedience, Responsibility, Respect and Duty.
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The school has an Information Centre with a number of computers that
enable students to work on developing their skills relating to
Information Technology and being able to access the global world of
information. ICT equipment is increasingly being used for learning and
as a teaching tool across the school.
The programme at the various levels include large and small ball skills,
athletics, gymnastics, swimming and cross country.
The swimming programme, as well as focusing on swimming skills, also has
an emphasis on teaching the children safe practices and water survival.
We currently use the HBC Leisure Centre for junior school swimming and
the seniors are involved in a beach safety programme. A charge to cover the hireage of pools is required.
the School's Sporting facilities
|Regular fitness is done by all children using a variety of activities
such as skipping, running. exercises and use of the school Fitness
Each year school events are held for swimming, cross-country and
athletics. The school participates in the events organised by the
Hibiscus Coast Schools Sports Association. School Netball teams
participate in the local Saturday morning competition. The school
regularly has teams playing in local basketball and touch
Children with their
The School has an Art Programme that ensures a range of skills are
covered over a period of time. In addition, Dance and Drama are
integrated with other curriculum areas as well as being done separately.
Children receive music activities
within their classes and Syndicates. Children from Year 4 have the
opportunity to have private tuition with a range
of musical instruments through KBB Music.
The School has developed a progressive programme that has children
receiving experiences outside the classroom. The programme includes
hiking, cooking meals over an open fire and setting up a complete camp
site using the School tents and cooking equipment.
shred a coconut on Pasifika Day