The MENPS curriculum has four main aspects and is delivered within the guidelines outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) Learning Area Statements;
The FOUNDATION AREAS: The essential 'building blocks' of Literacy and Numeracy
The CONTEXTUAL AREAS: All other learning areas within the NZ Curriculum (i.e. science, social studies, technology, and the arts)
The AFFECTIVE AREAS: Including Health, along with the social and emotional aspects of class and life at school, such as Outdoor Education, school assemblies, productions etc
The TARGETED AREAS: Including learning support (Optimal Learning Centre), Physical Education, Sports, Media, Music and Drama
Our approach focuses on developing of the key competencies (our ‘touchstones’), through inquiry-based teaching and learning across the day. Teaching and learning is seen as a social, collaborative endeavour, involving quality dialogue and feedback to students, critical thinking, opportunities for independent research, the promotion of an ‘I can do this’ attitude, and the purposeful use of a range of digital and non-digital tools.