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Our Curriculum


Our school curriculum is designed to deliver a purposeful curriculum for our students, where learning to learn by all learners, ie; teachers and students, is pivotal to student achievement and best teacher practice. Our approach must be innovative and motivating to engage our learners.

We believe that every child is capable of achieving in their own unique way. We work on the “Know me before you teach me” philosophy, which is key to responsive and reflective teachers.

Our key learning priorities at Onepoto School are Literacy and Numeracy. Students must be numerate and literate if they are to access other curriculum areas and digital technology to engage successfully in their schooling and life.

Our teachers are passionate, flexible and adaptable. They are repsonsive and reflective. Collaboration and communication will be key areas of development as we learn to work in our new open learning spaces.

Our school values Resepct, Persevere and Achieve are woven throughout our daily learning.

Behaviour is learning. Working together with students, teachers and parents is key to strengthening the skills children need to cope with behaviour at school. We support each other and review our key strategies on a regular basis.

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 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.

Managing self / Relating to Others / Participating & Contributing / Thinking / Using Symbols & Texts