CURRICULUM

Welcome to our 21st Century Curriculum for 2018.  Significant research and strategic planning has taken place to ensure we are providing an exciting and cutting-edge learning programme across all levels.  At Patea Area School we have a holistic approach to learning. Our student’s goals, passions and aspirations sit at the centre of all we do. Teaching and Learning is inquiry based.

Our programmes are not fixed, but fluid. They are designed to be authentic and experiential in nature with a focus on equipping our young people with the skills needed to be successful in a changing world. 21st Century pedagogy and tools are an integral aspect of who we are, as is an invested commitment to sustainable based studies under the umbrella of STEAM:

SCIENCE

TECHNOLOGY

ENGINEERING

ARTS

MATHS

A TYPICAL LEARNING PROGRAMME:

7.30.8.30: HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND

For nine days out of a ten day programme, Year 7-13 students are able to take part in a fitness programme from gruelling workouts to yoga. Junior students must be accompanied by an adult; family members are invited to attend.

8.40-9.00: MENTOR GROUP TIME: YR7-13

With a 1:12 teacher to student ratio students receive extensive academic mentoring from a staff member who will become a key part of their support network. The school values of PRIDE and the Key Competencies are also an integral part of the learning during MGT. Year 1-6 will start their day at 9am.

A: 9AM-10AM: NUMERACY: Across the school

B: 10AM-11AM: LITERACY: Across the school

C: MON, WED & ALTERNATE FRI: 11.20AM-3PM: IMPACT LEARNING:

This is an integrated inquiry based learning programme where students learn the skills of research and inquiry. Students can also book time with Expert Teachers to assist their Impact Projects.

D: TUE & THU: S T E A M COURSES:

To maximise the use of time, many of our practical based courses will run in two to three hour blocks.  This will give students the opportunity to fully engage in hands-on learning.  These courses include:

  • Build A…
  • Ethics and Aesthetics
  • From Page to Stage
  • Haka Fusion
  • Innovation Station
  • Not Just a Way of Sport, A Way of Life
  • Swell Café
  • Take More Chances
  • Too Glam to Give a Damn
  • Treble Cleft

YR1-13: HALF & WHOLE DAY COURSES

Courses of experiential and authentic learning opportunities will run every second Friday.  Some programmes run for the year, others for a shorter period of time.  Programmes may include:

YR1-6
  • World of Wearable Arts
  • Innovation Station
  • Art For Art Sake
  • Bon Appetito Bambino
YR7-13
  • Food From Around The World
  • Environmental Fitness
  • Surf & Turf
  • Ethics & Aesthetics
  • Grand Design
  • Photography
  • I Came I Saw I Captured
  • Innovation Station
  • Project Runway
  • Active Adventures
  • Build A Boat

During the year, pop-up courses will provide our young people with specific skills.

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