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Kokopu School’s curriculum addresses the particular needs, interests, and circumstances of the school’s students and community.It clarifies priorities for student learning, the ways in which those priorities will be addressed, and how student progress and the quality of teaching and learning will be assessed.


We provide a rich and balanced education that embraces the intent of the national curriculum. The principles underpin and guide the design, practice, and evaluation of curriculum at every stage. The values, key competencies, and learning areas provide the basis for teaching and learning across schools and within schools. This learning contributes to the realisation of a vision of young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.
Future focus learning issues that are explored throughout the learning areas include:

  • sustainability – exploring the long-term impact of social, cultural, scientific, technological,economic, or political practices on society and the environment
  • citizenship – exploring what it means to be a citizen and to contribute to the development and well-being of society
  • enterprise – exploring what it is to be innovative and entrepreneurial
  • globalisation – exploring what it means to be part of a global community and to live amongst diverse cultures.

Kokopu School’s Curriculum ensures the smooth transition from early childhood education to school, through regular connection with local centres. Emphasis is placed on Literacy and Numeracy years 1-4.


Years 5-8 continue with numeracy and literacy learning, whilst giving students opportunities to achieve to the best of their abilities across the breadth and depth of the New Zealand Curriculum
In accordance with National Administration Guideline One, Kokopu School has a commitment to fostering student achievement through a balanced curriculum based on the National Curriculum Document.