Kia Ora, Nǐ hǎo 你好, Yeoboseyo 여보세요 ,
Kon'nichiwa こんにちは Welcome to Titirangi Primary School.
Titirangi Primary School is a learner-centered environment, with an emphasis on fostering a positive community that is safe, supportive and collaborative. We are very proud of the high-quality teaching and learning that we offer at our school with many opportunities for our learners to learn, achieve and succeed academically, socially, culturally and in sports.
We are pleased to be able to welcome International Students to our school. Our school is a perfect place for your child to learn about the culture and environment of New Zealand. Titirangi Primary School is nestled in the heart of the Waitakere Ranges, in the village of Titirangi.
We are a Green-Gold Enviro School set on the edge of native New Zealand forests and beaches. Our students are connected and respectful of their school and their local environment.
We appreciate the growing cultural diversity of our students. We value the contribution students and families from different countries bring to our school community.
Curriculum and Our Learning Philosophy
At Titirangi Primary School we offer a broad curriculum, consisting of the core subjects reading, writing, maths and noncore subjects. We use an inquiry process to investigate and learn about science, technology, health and physical education and the arts.
We have a strong tradition of sporting endeavour as well as Education Outside of the classroom, where we believe in the power of learning both inside and outside of the classroom. We recognise the value of educating our students rather than simply teaching them; this provides rich opportunities to deliver this broad education:
Students in Year 5 and 6 visit YMCA Camp Adair and Motu Moana Camps
Students in Year 4 visit the Arataki Education Centre and engage in environmental learning programmes
Students visit the Titirangi Library to further develop their library information skills
Students visit Te Uru Art Gallery, Titirangi, where they engage in community learning and work with local artist educators to develop their artistic creativity and art appreciation
Year 5 and 6 participate in the NZ Waterwise, water safety programme, learning about water safety through sailing.
English Second Overseas Language Programme: The school has a commitment to developing programmes and strategies to meet the needs of students from non-English speaking backgrounds. Each year a specific programme is developed to meet individuals and school-wide needs and is run by the ESOL teacher. Our Literacy Programme uses small group reading and writing sessions for further skill development.
Insurance: International students and their parent or legal guardian must have appropriate and current medical and travel insurance for the full period of their study, leaving home to returning home.
Welfare: The International Student Director oversees and supervises international students’ welfare. A signatory to the Education Code of Practice 2016 (Pastoral Care of International Students), Titirangi Primary School considers the students’ welfare to be of paramount importance
Accommodation: All Year 1-6 International Students enrolled in New Zealand schools must be living with their parent or legal guardian. A parent or legal guardian is defined as a person who is legally responsible for the student.
Additional Student Support:
Specialised language help and assistance as required
An orientation programme and continued support
Small group tuition
Friendly and safe environment
Individual learning programmes when required