Our mission is for our students to leave Kaikōura Primary School with the skills and confidence that equip them to be lifelong learners. Our Localised curriculum is all about bringing our vision of being a Connected, Confident, Adventurous Learner to life.
- Connected – I know who I am and where I come from, as I step out into the world
- Confident – I have developed the skills to solve problems, think creatively and to work collaboratively with others
- Adventurous – I am able to take risks and support others to do the same
We place a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy skills and all on nurturing curious minds through our inquiry and discovery learning projects. Our school curriculum plan ensures that our students experience learning in all areas of the New Zealand Curriculum including health and physical education, social sciences, science, technology, Te Reo Māori and the arts through meaningful and authentic learning experiences.
Kaikōura is our classroom and it is where our adventure in learning begins……
Values and Key Competencies
Manaakitanga – Ako – Aroha – Whanaungatanga
Our four school values are a central and well known part of our school. Our values programme teaches and develops our school values through weekly assemblies and classroom follow up lessons. We have expectations for each year group for the development of the New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies and they are integral part of all our programmes.
Sport is a very important part of our school programme and we offer a range of sporting opportunities to our students. Our after school soccer programme is very popular and it is a great time for our families to catch up. We also have a school netball team that competes against other teams in the district and we offer daily swimming lessons in Terms 1 and 4.
We have a very well stocked music room and we are able to incorporate music into our classroom programmes. We have weekly whole school kapa haka and take part in cultural performances. We give our students the opportunity to be involved in a whole school production at least once during their time at our school.
Whānau Meetings and Reporting
The Linc-Ed Hero student management system allows us to regularly report to our families on their child’s progress throughout the year. We also use Seesaw to share learning with families. We offer a timetabled whānau meeting in Terms 2 and 3 to discuss well being, progress in relation to the National Curriculum and to create new goals together.