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Our Curriculum

Onepoto School’s Curriculum is based on the New Zealand Curriculum. We are transitioning into the new Curriculum Refresh. We also link learning to Te Whaariki – The Early Childhood Curriculum, for our Junior School Program.

OUR VISION:           Empowering Learners Together

OUR VALUES:          Respect  I  Persevere  I  Achieve


 Our School Learning Philosophy is based on 3 Core Principles;

“Ko Wai Au – Who am I”: – Knowing our people lays the foundation for an effective repsonse to our school planning and teaching and ways of working.

Small groups often: – Opportunities to practice our knowledge, skills and strategies often, accelerates our learning.

Learning through Positive Behaviours: – Using strategies to make me the best learner I can be. Learning from mistakes, being accountable and pushing through.


Our key Learning Priorities are Reading, Writing and Maths and Social Skills.


Since Covid-19, we gathered parent, student and staff voice about the key Learning Areas that we believed were of the greatest importance as our children returned to school. Reading, Writing and Maths were identified as the key areas to improve. Many students and parents wanted a return to learning the ‘basics’ – reading, spelling, writing; more words, sentences, stories, maths – basic facts and timetables and homework”. Staff also agreed with parents and students but also felt that social skills were also a priority. These key areas were the skills of sharing, making friends, perserverance on a task, health and wellbeing. 

The New Zealand Curriculum Framework is the core document that guides our teaching and learning at Onepoto School. 

Literacy; Oral Language, Reading & Writing I Maths I Science I Te Reo Maori I Technology I Social Sciences I The Arts; Dance, Drama, Music & Visual Art  Health & PE I Financial Literacy I Digital Technology I Inquiry Learning I Project based learning I EOTC; Education Outside the Classroom.