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Curriculum

Our school curriculum is currently being redeveloped by our teachers with support from experts in this field.

New Zealand has a national curriculum that guides what your child learns at school. Your child will develop a range of values and key competencies, or capabilities, that they need to succeed in life. These are all woven into the teaching of 8 learning areas. 

The National Curriculum is the term used to refer to The New Zealand Curriculum  (NZC) and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. These set the direction for student learning and guide schools as they design and implement a curriculum that meets the needs of their students.

There is a big focus on reading, writing and maths in the early primary school years, as these are really important foundation skills that everyone needs in order to be able to do well in life. Children need strong reading, writing and maths skills to progress through the levels of the National Curriculum and be able to achieve NCEA Level 2 or above when at secondary school.

Ngaere School is currently in the process of developing its own Localised Curriculum that complements the NZC. Our Localised Curriculum is a collaboration between staff, students and the community; taking into account the students’ aspirations, interests, needs, identities, languages and culture.