Our School is committed to developing rich, relevant and deep learning experiences for our children, so that they will develop enduring understandings related to the context and curriculum area. To achieve depth and richness in learning context, and to maximise the potential of learning experiences, the learning contexts will be integrated. This learning will contribute to the realisation of our vision for Marina View students to be confident, connected, actively involved, life long learners.
As well as equipping our children with the ‘foundation skills’ of literacy and numeracy, we desire that our children gain a range of future orientated skills that will assist them to be successful in life after Marina View School.
We aim to give all our students a strong background in all Seven Essential Learning Areas:
- Mathematics an Statistics
- Social Science
- The Arts
- Health & Physical Education
In English, students study, use, and enjoy language and literature communicated orally, visually and in writing.
The following strands are covered:
In science, students explore how both the natural physical world and science itself work so that they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science plays a significant role
Music, Dance, Drama, Visual Art
In the arts, students explore, refine, and communicate ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings to create works and respond to the works of others.
Health & Physical Education
In health and physical education, students learn about their own well-being, and that of others and society, in health-related and movement contexts.
In technology, students learn to be innovative developers of products and systems, and discerning consumers, who will make a difference in the world.
Te reo and tikanga Māori is valued at Marina View School. As well as te reo and tikanga Maori being included in classroom programmes, we have a school Kapa haka group.
As part of a 21st Century curriculum digital learning is naturally integrated into everyday aspects of classroom programmes. We assist children to develop a range of digital skills that support this integration.