Curriculum is "What our children are learning"
Halcombe School is guided by The New Zealand
Curriculum and develops its own curriculum that meets the
learning needs and aspirations of our students.
eight learning areas in
The New Zealand Curriculum:
English, The Arts, Health and
Physical Education, Learning Languages, Mathematics and
Statistics, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology.
competencies, which sit alongside the learning areas, are
designed to encourage enjoyment of learning, the ability to
think critically, manage self, set goals to overcome obstacles
and get along with others – the attributes children need to
succeed as adults.
Each term we have a
- a range of topics and a process of
inquiry - that helps us to
link these curriculum areas in meaningful ways.
Our curriculum is developed by our
Principal and teachers. Our
is required to make sure that a quality
programme of teaching and learning is in place.
ASSESSMENT & REPORTING
regularly assess all students and report on their progress to their families and,
groups, to the
Board or Trustees and Ministry of Education.
curriculum area, students progress through eight levels. Each
level represents a learning stage in that subject. Most Year 1-8
students will be learning between levels 1-5. National Standards
are standards of achievement for reading, writing and maths.
For more information about The New
Zealand Curriculum and "what we learn", please visit the
Ministry of Education's website:
You can view The New Zealand
Curriculum Documents online: