Curriculum Design

The NZ Curriculum contains eight main learning areas as follows  ….



Mathematics and Statistics


Social Studies

Health and Physical Education

The Arts

Learning Languages


And a commitment to the following essential skills  …





Managing Self

Participating and contributing


 When designing programmes of learning at Matarau School we are especially mindful of  …

…  the primacy of English and Mathematics as key foundations to learning

…  the need for breadth of content and depth of inquiry

…  the value of co-construction and learner choice

…  the value of inquiry learning

…  the value of self-management

…  the value of authentic (relevant and connected) learning contexts

…  the necessity of planned and purposeful teaching and of sequentail skills development


Plannning and curriculum delivery guidelines aim for a balanced approach to learning and assessment.