Cultural programmes and facilities
Our new school library is open for business. The library is packed with information and technology for our pupils to use.
The Learning Hub: a space for parents, whanau, and kids
Come and hang out in the hub! There is a coffee machine for parents to make themselves a coffee; please feel free to spend time here in the mornings and at the end of the day.
Choirs and Orchestra
The school has a Junior and Senior Choir; the Senior Choir is involved in Artsplash each year.
Year 4 – 6 pupils who play an instrument have the opportunity to participate in the school orchestra.
Kapa Haka is an integral part of the school’s Te Reo programme. Children in both Middle and Senior schools have the opportunity to participate in regular Kapa Haka practices.
Te Reo extension
Ximena Aitken runs a Te Reo Extension programme on Fridays for those children wishing to experience an immersion language learning environment.
Celebrations of Learning and Inquiry Shares
Celebrations of Learning or Inquiry Shares are held by syndicates each term to give students a chance to perform and share their learning with families and whanau and other students. Parents are warmly invited to attend.
Senior School Leadership Opportunities
Senior school pupils can be involved in a number of areas that are essential to the running of our school: Road Patrol, School Council, Peer Mediators, Friendship Finders, Librarians, and PE Monitoring. This gives senior students opportunities to build leadership skills and to support younger students.
Education Outside the Classroom
This is an important aspect of the curriculum and includes sport, music, local walks, visits and educational programmes.
Overnight camping experiences are encouraged in Years 5 and 6.
Our pupils experience a variety of cultural entertainment within the school throughout the year. This includes drama, dance, music, and author visits. Funding for such programmes is donated by the Home and School Association.
Every Friday afternoon, a smorgasbord of endeavour is offered to all students who select activities each term, based on interest. This programme aims to introduce children to a range of interesting and challenging opportunities.
Gifted, Talented and Divergent learners
Numerous opportunities exist to cater for the needs of those children that are gifted, talented or divergent. The Reach and Curious Minds programmes are offered to children who are divergent learners. These programmes are scheduled every Friday.
Philosophy for Children
Philosophy for Children is a world-wide educational movement that encourages children to explore and debate common and contestable concepts, such as freedom, justice, truth and beauty, in a democratic way. Philosophy for Children discussions are led in-class by some teachers, and a senior P4C programme runs for a group of Y4-6 students on Fridays.