Knowledge, Values, and Competencies
Students at Royal Oak Intermediate are encouraged to develop the knowledge, values, and competencies to live full and active lives. We want our students to take responsibility for improving their own well-being and the well-being of their communities. Learning in health education, physical education, and home economics helps students grow as “confident, connected, actively involved, and lifelong learners”, who are ready to contribute to their world.
Through the support of Sport Auckland, Royal Oak Intermediate is a part of the Healthy Active Learning schools programme. Teachers will be supported in delivering quality Physical Education lessons that cover a range of achievement objectives from the level 4 New Zealand Curriculum. Classes have 2 dedicated periods during the week for hands on experiences in a range of moving and challenging contexts.
At Royal Oak Intermediate, students’ wellbeing is at the forefront of how we deliver our curriculum. We encourage staff to integrate key concepts of health into all areas of the curriculum. Concepts such as;
- Hauora – a Māori philosophy of well-being that includes the dimensions taha wairua, taha hinengaro, taha tinana, and taha whānau, each one influencing and supporting the others.
- Attitudes and values – a positive, responsible attitude on the part of students to their own well-being; respect, care, and concern for other people and the environment; and a sense of social justice.
- The socio-ecological perspective – a way of viewing and understanding the interrelationships that exist between the individual, others, and society.
- Health promotion – a process that helps to develop and maintain supportive physical and emotional environments and that involve students in personal and collective action.