At Kawaha Point School we believe the curriculum should have a strong foundation of reading, writing and maths.
We believe in a rich, diverse curriculum based on local stories and the environment for our school inquiry.
We believe that art, PE, music, mindfulness and other subject areas are vital for the development of great citizens of tomorrow.
We believe that students should experience learning collaboratively, that challenge is a good thing and that celebrating progress not achievement makes for students with a healthier learning disposition.
We believe that Learning through Play is vital for the development of social skills in our younger learners and is the step in supporting them to learn.
We believe in teaching reading, writing, spelling, maths, handwriting, values teaching, phonics and structured literacy (years 1-3) in the morning block. Along with huff and puff activities.Our whole school inquiry is weaved through our learning. The afternoons are for PMP (motor skills for our 5 year olds) waiata, kapa haka, PE games and reflection.
We are a PC4L school (Positive Culture for Learning) this shows up in our values teaching, our reflections at the end of the day, circle time activities, our mindfulness programme and loads of positives in the classroom.