The principles of the New Zealand Curriculum underpin and guide the design, implementation and evaluation of our ‘Local Curriculum’ utilising our modern learning spaces, and approaches to teaching.
We are committed to honouring the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi and celebrating our bi-cultural heritage of Aotearoa, through partnership, participation and protection.
Creating, caring relationships and a sense of belonging through a supportive, culturally inclusive learning environment, is the foundation for success at Tamaoho School. Cultural diversity and well being will be promoted and celebrated through community engagement—having Aroha for our learners and their families are at the heart of everything we do.
Through our local curriculum at Tamaoho School, we will achieve our vision: INVOLVE ME AND I LEARN
Our vision, values, key skills, teaching approaches and learning area pathways have emerged through a community consultation process with our local community, Nga Hau e Wha Marae and Tamaoho Trust. We have also used critical educational research:
New Zealand Curriculum, The Local Curriculum, OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030, 7 Principles of Learning (OECD 2016), Sir Ken Robinson, Bring on the Learning Revolution (2019), Statement of Intent 2018 - 2023 MOE
All this information has been synthesised to shape the direction of our new school.