On this page, you will find more information regarding our 9 Learning Areas:
Religious Education provides opportunities for students to learn what it is to be Catholic, what Catholics believe and how they live, celebrate and pray. Children are assisted to develop a relationship with God and to be living witnesses to the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, always recognizing that this depends on each child's free faith response.
E tipu, e rea, mo nga ra o to ao: ko to ringaringa ki nga rakau a te Pakeha hei oranga mo to tinana: ko to ngakau ki nga taonga o tipuna hei tikitiki mo to mahunga. Ko to wairua ki to Atua, nana nei nga mea katoa.
Grow tender shoots for the days of your world. Turn your hand to the tools of the Pakeha for the well being of your body. Turn your heart to the treasure of your ancestors as a crown for your head. Give your soul unto God, the author of all things.
If you want to know how to support your child with their learning in Religious Education click on the link below:
Family Whanau Support Resource
English involves learning the language and learning about the language in order to access learning in a range of contexts. Through engaging with purposeful texts, students become increasingly skilled listeners and speakers, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.
Ko te reo te tuakiri Language is my identity
Ko te reo toku ahurei Language is my uniqueness
Ko te reo te ora Language is my life
Mathematics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in quantities, space and time. Statistics is the exploration and use of patterns and relationships in data. The two disciplines are related but different ways of thinking and of solving problems. Both equip students with effective means for investigating, interpreting, explaining and making sense of the world in which they live.
Kei hopu tou ringa, Cling to the main vine,
ki te aka taepa, not the loose one,
engari kia mau ki te aka matua.
The Arts are powerful forms of expression which recognise, value and contribute to the unique bi-cultural and multi-cultural character of Aotearoa New Zealand. The expression of The Arts can be both verbal and non-verbal using movement, sound and image.
Te toi whakairo, ka ihiihi, ka wehiwehi, ka aweawe te ao katoa.
Artistic excellence makes the world sit up and wonder.
Health and Physical Education is about health and well being. By learning through health related and movement contexts, the students will take responsibility for themselves, others, their environments and wider society.
He oranga ngakau Positive feelings in your heart
he pikanga waiora. will enhance your sense of self-worth.
Our families really value the sporting opportunities made possible for their children at our school. Whenever possible, children are entered into events where they compete with other schools in Wakatipu Basin and thenCentral Otago if they qualify. We do rely on parents being able to help with various events throughout the year and our ability to continue to offer these is based on receiving this help. Our children develop skills to play various games, learn about teamwork, are well prepared to participate in local sporting events and have lots of fun.
Technology is intervention by design; it involves developing the necessary practical skills and knowledge of resources to enable students to develop products and systems that expand human possibilities by addressing needs and realising opportunities.
Kaua e rangiruatia to hapai o te hoe; Don’t paddle out of unison;
E kore to tatou waka e u ki uta. our canoe will never reach the shore.
Science is about investigating, understanding and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe.
Students use scientific knowledge to make informed decisions in relation to their own lives, cultures and to ensure the sustainability of the environment.
Ma te whakaaro nui e hanga te whare; Big ideas create the house;
Ma te matauranga e whakau. knowledge maintains it.
Social Sciences learning is about how societies work and how people can participate as critical, active, informed and responsible citizens. Contexts are drawn from the past, present and future and from places within and beyond New Zealand.
Manaaki Whenua, Care for the land,
Manaaki Tangata, Care for the people,
Haere whakamua Go forward.
Learning languages other than English, provides a means of communicating with people from other cultures and exploring one’s own personal world. Languages and cultures play a key role in developing our personal, group, community, national and human identities.
Ko tou reo, ko toku reo Your voice and my voice
Te tuakiri tangata. are expressions of identity.
Currently, all our students have the opportunity to learn te reo in context. Our Year 7 & 8 students will learn a foreign language from a tutor.
We know Māori students do much better when education reflects and values their identity, language and culture, and this is a central focus within Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017.
Underpinning this are two critical factors that must also exist for Māori students to excel and reach their full potential.:
- Quality provision, leadership, teaching and learning, supported by effective governance.
- Strong engagement and contribution from parents, whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori organisations, communities and businesses.