Our curriculum and learning philosophy
At Titirangi School your child receives a broad curriculum, consisting of the core subjects (reading, writing, maths) and noncore subjects using an inquiry process (science, technology, health and physical education and the arts). We have a strong tradition of sporting endeavour and Education Outside of the Classroom (EOTC).
HOW DO WE APPROACH LEARNING?
Our curriculum is broad, including the core subjects (reading, writing, maths) and non-core subjects (science, technology, health, physical education, and the arts). Each term of the school year there is a major Concept focus throughout the school to ensure that our curriculum is balanced. We use an inquiry process where students pose questions they are wondering/curious about related to the current Concept, then use their research skills to investigate and find answers. Students can develop their passions and interests through cultural activities, sports, Education Outside of the Classroom (EOTC).
HOW DO WE APPROACH ASSESSMENT?
Reading, Writing, and Maths are measured against the NZ Curriculum Levels. In line with National Administration Guidelines, we report in writing twice yearly against these levels ensuring that you understand the progress your child is making. The children use learning progressions in reading, writing and mathematics to evaluate what they have achieved and what their next learning steps are.
Our school days are designed to provide time for learning and play. This includes learning indoors in the classroom and also learning outdoors - whether in nature in the school grounds, or during Education outside the Classroom activities including programmes such as Waterwise.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR CHILD
We offer a wide range of extracurricular programmes, which include: music, dance, drama, art, sports, language, and cultural activities. Students can choose to participate in a wide range of learning opportunities within school time to develop their passions and interests.
GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMME
At Titirangi Primary School we take giftedness seriously. We have a Gifted and Talented Education Coordinator. Students are referred to the GaTE register by teachers. Identified gifted students are able to participate in enrichment/extension programmes sthat are designed to develop learners' critical, analytical and reasoning, through inquiry into broad concepts, explored through an advanced problem-solving lens.
UNDERSTANDING OUR SCHOOL
To understand more about how Titirangi School approaches the curriculum and learning, we invite you to review our Strategic Plan and Charter document to understand more about the school's strategic approach.