Cambridge and the NZ Curriculum

Programmes at Matarau School are based on the New Zealand Curriculum. 

The vision, principles and values expressed in this document are important to us and help lay the foundation of a rich and diverse curriculum.


In fact we like the New Zealand Curriculum so much that we encourage you to take a closer look


Our Cambridge programme will be used to augment the New Zealand Curriculum by providing structure and content which is consistent, coherent and purposeful.  This will occur within a wider curriculum framework which acknowledges and values …

…  student enquiry

…  authenticity of content and process

…  self-management

…  self-directed learning

… critical thinking

…  goal setting

…  personal responsibility

…  teamwork

…  respect for difference

…  pursuit of personal bests 

In summary, our Cambridge programme allows us to combine the best of both worlds.