Our programmes continue to encourage the distinctive learning style of boys. Many learning opportunities are ‘placed based’.
The Year 4 students immerse themselves in environmental matters, including a visit to Tiritiri Matangi, a wildlife sanctuary and one of New Zealand's most important and exciting conservation projects. The Year 4 boys explore science, technology and social science through excursions and the inquiry process.
Year 5 go back in time to explore the Treaty of Waitangi and our Anzac heritage through drama and role play at Karaka Bay and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. Marine environments are explored while at camp and geographical landforms are traversed across Auckland, both above and below the ground.
Year 6 bring student-initiated place-based learning to the fore as they connect with the community and interview a variety of industry leaders, professionals and business owners to gather expertise and knowledge to work towards an exhibition of their learning in Term 3. The inquiry process gives ownership of learning to the students themselves, developing their research and critical thinking skills.