Learning Opportunities

Primary School Years 0 – 6 offers holistic learning where students are at the centre of the learning, using inquiry based methods in 3 classrooms.

Intermediate School Years 7 & 8 experience learning in a large Innovative Learning Environment with three main teachers, supplemented with other staff to support Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Students in the Intermediate school attend Technology subjects, Foods, Woodwork, Music and Art and self-selected short courses.

Junior High School Year 9 students are in a core class; Y10 students are learning English, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Earth Sciences, Health and Physical Education with specialist teachers. Students also attend a range of Technology and Creative subjects. 

Senior High School Years 11 – 13 select subjects from a range of option subjects undertaking full year and half year courses.

Ngaru Iti Years 0 – 6 learn in a Rumaki Reo class where their programme is in Te Reo Māori 100% of the time. Tamariki learn in total immersion environment based on the principles of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

All students with identified learning needs are supported in classes with Teacher Aides as needed and where possible, adapted programmes and in some cases specialist equipment.  A full time Special Needs Co-ordinator assesses students’ needs, allocates resources and supports staff to adapt their programmes as needed.

Some students find the classroom and school environment a challenge. Their needs are reviewed and some spend time in the Alternative Education facility located on site. Transition back into school is individualised and supported.

Senior students are offered opportunities through the Gateway and STAR programmes to explore next steps beyond school.  These may include placement in businesses or courses that may lead to employment.