What do we aspire to?
Broad Bay School strives to create an inclusive, nurturing and inspiring space for children to learn, which is deeply connected to our unique community and environment, and to grow lifelong learners who care about the world.
Whakamana - We uphold the mana of others
Manaaki - We are part of our community
Kaitiaki - We are guardians of our environment
Whakaoho - We inspire excellence in one another
How will we get there?
Fostering quality learning through a diverse range of educational opportunities and a strong connection with the natural environment.
Growing confident learners who are connected with their local community and the world around them.
Promoting a strong sense of individual wellbeing through a safe and inclusive learning environment and connection with the wider school whānau.
Aim 1: Engage ākonga in their learning, especially in writing.
Aim 2: Utilise our unique and special environment to enhance our local curriculum.
Aim 3: New Leadership within the school will be supported by the Board of Trustees and new learning encouraged and monitored.
WHAT WE OFFER
Small class sizes
Specific and individual maths, reading and writing programmes
Garden to Table
Specialist science program
School sports teams
All students access the essential learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum at their level and pace, and receive instruction in: English, Mathematics and Statistics, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Social Sciences, Technology, Science, and Learning Languages.
The New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies that are crucial not only for learning, but also for successfully navigating everyday life. The key competencies are: thinking, using language, symbols, and texts, managing self, relating to others, and participating and contributing. We weave the development of these competencies into the teaching of all learning areas. We encourage positive behaviour and provide positive reinforcement in the classroom and playground.
Following their recent evaluation, the Education Review Office judged Broad Bay School to be well placed to achieve valued outcomes for its students. In particular, they identified the following as key strengths of the school:
a learner-centred curriculum that challenges students to develop to their personal best
authentic relationships with whānau and community that enhance student learning and engagement
collaborative practices that promote school improvement.
The full report is available here