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 Learners

Our learners will be able to:

  • manage emotions, behaviours and explore their interests
  • be actively involved, connected and engaged in learning 
  • understand, use and transfer knowledge and skills of learning 
  • be flexible in thinking, and demonstrate grit when challenged 
  • be proud of their cultural heritage by celebrating similarities and accepting differences

Our Teachers

Our teachers will:

  • demonstrate passion and commitment in providing high-quality effective teaching and learning
  • develop caring, reciprocal learning-focused relationships with all stakeholders
  • understand how learners develop and learn
  • use assessment for learning practices to inform teaching and learning 
  • engage in respectful professional relationships with colleagues to: 1. plan personalised learning pathways in Reading, Writing and Maths, 2. plan relevant, authentic, meaningful learning tasks across the Curriculum and 3. commit to inquire into their own practice in order to meet the needs and abilities of their learners
  • create culturally inclusive and flexible learning spaces that nurture learners identity and well being 
  • develop a commitment to understanding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the bicultural foundations of Aotearoa.

Our Curriculum

A relevant and authentic curriculum that:

  • is responsive to the needs, cultures, interests, strengths, and aspirations of our learners and their whanau 
  • has a clear focus on the progress and achievement of all learners 
  • draws on learners prior knowledge and previous experiences
  • focuses on personalised learning pathways using the foundation skills of Oral Language, Reading, Writing and Maths
  • focuses on developing and sharing knowledge  
  • develops key ‘life’ skills across the curriculum to be confident connected life long learners
  • helps learners understand and live by the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi as citizens of Aotearoa 
  • uses relevant, authentic and meaningful local, national and global issues to shape an inquiry approach 
  • uses processes to ensure that there is an ongoing review of the curriculum

Our Key Skills

At Tamaoho School, the ongoing development of four key skills will enable students to contribute and thrive.

Ownership (Me Skills)  
Managing my feelings,  thinking, behaviour and learning.

Collaboration  (We Skills) 
Developing relationships with my friends, teachers and community to learn from others, and they learn from me. 

Grit (Will Skills)
Never giving up when it gets challenging, understanding my goals, working hard and learning from my mistakes. 

Creativity (Wonder Skills)
Using my imagination and thinking to create new ideas to solve problems. 

Learners Wellbeing

When learners feel happy and safe, they will actively be involved in the learning process and are more willing to take risks in learning. We place an emphasis on supporting the development of social, emotional wellbeing to ensure our learners grow up to be mentally strong.  

Through the use of a teaching approach called CIRCLE TIME, all learners get the opportunity to develop their wellbeing. The benefits include: 

  • Improved speaking and listening skills.
  • Increased self-esteem.
  • A sense of community.
  • An understanding of how their behaviour affects others.
  • Improved emotional intelligence.
  • Improved problem-solving skills.
  • A sense of responsibility.
  • Improved relationships between children, and between children and their teacher.

Information Sheets

At Tamoho School we use research and evidence to inform the best teaching and learning approaches for our learners. Our Information sheets are designed to be parent-friendly and provide some guidance to how we plan our learning at Tamaoho School. 

Enquiries

While our school is under construction you are welcome to send any enquiries using the form below and someone from our leadership team will be in touch.

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How to find us

Tamaoho School is located at 36 Taikaranga Street, Pukekohe.

Email: office@tamaoho.school.nz
Principal: principal@tamaoho.school.nz