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.
English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science are all taught by the homeroom teachers. Additional teachers are employed for the teaching of Mathematics, to lower the teacher/pupil ratio per Mathematics class and to extend the more able mathematicians.
In English, the classes are ability grouped by the teacher to allow differentiation for individual needs. Students who may need extra assistance are also catered for with a personalised programme and are supported by the Learning Support Department.