We have specialist subject teachers, which means more teachers are involved in a student’s education. This gives us a broader view of each boy’s performance and wellbeing so we can cater to his individual needs.
At the start of 2020, we introduced the Cambridge International Primary and Lower Secondary programmes to our boys at the Junior Campus. Initially this has been in Maths only, but we are planning to use the programme for English and Science in the near future.
This internationally recognised programme offers a well-structured, well-researched curriculum with proven success in New Zealand Schools. It is well resourced and offers teaching staff excellent support through professional development and access to online resources. Whilst there is a strong focus on content and skills, there is also a great deal of flexibility in how the curriculum is delivered, allowing for group work, collaboration and independent thinking.
The Cambridge curriculum dovetails well with NCEA and prepares students for studying Maths, English and Science beyond Year 10. It is a modern curriculum based on sound research.
We use a range of assessment tools to identify students' learning needs. This information guides
the teaching direction, helping teachers to judge student achievement and determine next
Throughout the year, we report back to you on your son's progress.
In Term 1, we hold a Meet the Teachers event where you can hear about school philosophies and the programmes for the year. You will also receive an interim report in Term 1 about how your boy is settling in.
In Term 2 you will receive a mid-year report on your boy's progress with the curriculum and in their boarding house as well as test results. There is then an opportunity to discuss these reports at Parent-Teacher interviews.
In Term 4 you will receive an end-of-year report detailing your boy's academic and social progress
for the year.