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The Integrated Curriculum programme is planned and implemented through School Wide Themes which usually run for five week duration. Generally six School Wide Themes are covered in any one year. However this may vary according to team and topic needs.

The overall school-wide theme key concepts and rationale are decided upon prior to the year. These are based upon curriculum review and recommendations made as part of our school wide review process. Resources, methods of implementation and evaluation, assessment strategies, sub unit responsibility and class/team teaching are agreed common elements of team planning.
As part of the children's total growth and learning experiences at school, significant school, local community, national, and global events and activities should be celebrated e.g. The Olympic Games, Christmas, Book week, Maths week, Life Education, whole school musical productions.
Every year in the second term students will gain knowledge, skills and experiences of another country. They will understand how cultural practices vary but reflect similar purposes. The whole school study finishes with food technology and a shared meal originated from the country of choice.

The School Wide Themes provide a meaningful framework on which to build the development of a broad range of understandings, skills, concepts, values, attitudes and thinking and learning styles or abilities. In stating this we recognise and reinforce the NZ Curriculum Essential Learning Areas and strands.


Our Integrated Curriculum is designed to encourage our students to:
Develop and apply their ‘Mind’, ‘Heart’ and ‘Gateways’
'Programmes of work are based in topics of substance and significance and help students make connections and see real purposes for their learning. Key questions addressed in the design of the curriculum are:
. What is powerful learning?. What is it powerful to learn?The main purpose of Curriculum Integration is to improve children's learning through quality teaching and an inspiring curriculum. Learning through a programme of Integrated Curriculum Units of Work enables students to perceive the natural relationships between the disciplines that make up our comprehensive curriculum. It helps students to take responsibility for their learning by providing them with an opportunity to directly or indirectly contribute to the scope of the Unit of Work at the planning and/or development stages. Integrated Curriculum provides teachers with an opportunity of utilising real life contemporary issues as a focus for their teaching programmes.
Finally, shared team planning of curriculum maximises the opportunity for teachers to work together, utilise individual skills and abilities and support each other to provide the very best curriculum programmes which are relevant to the needs of all students within their classrooms. Teachers should always feel, that while content is consistent across the school, implementation allows for individual teaching styles and approaches.