8 Learning Areas & the New Zealand Curriculum
Schooling is about much more than traditional teaching. It is about nurturing growth, encouraging development, supporting effort, recognising achievement, broadening horizons, challenging viewpoints, guiding progress, instilling values, and fostering ideas.
At Royal Oak Intermediate we aim to give all our students a strong background in all eight learning areas whilst developing the Key Competencies specified in the New Zealand Curriculum. This is achieved through our core curriculum class work as well as other programmes on offer. Together, these programmes offer unique learning experiences for our students.
8 Learning Areas
We Care About Passion
Of these learning areas English, Mathematics, PE and the specialist Arts and Technology subjects are taught as stand-alone subjects. The remaining learning areas are incorporated into Integrated Inquiry, during which students make independent learning decisions and produce work that they are interested in and passionate about.
Molding the Leaders of Tomorrow
We aim to ensure that the children in our care are confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners who are well prepared to engage with life as contributing citizens of the 21st century. Royal Oak students will be able to communicate and negotiate, to think critically and to live life with dignity, care and compassion. We believe all young people in New Zealand schools have the right to gain, through a state school system a broad, balanced education that prepares them for effective participation in society.