Learning at HPS
At HPS we aim to implement all aspects of the NZC through creating exciting, authentic and integrated programmes of learning for all of our students. Within each studio the learning is designed in a way that meets the interests and needs of the individuals within it. All students have the opportunity to learn Te reo and tikanga Maori to develop their understandings of Te Ao Maori.
Digital Learning is an authentic component of our learning and students learn to use digital tools appropriately to enable them to create and connect. All students at HPS have the opportunity to learn within a digital learning environment. This scaffolded developmental approach means that students in senior years are confident and competent when using devices purposefully for their learning. They are able to use a variety of devices to engage on a global level and apply their skills across the curriculum. Digital Learning is more than devices - it is the ability to authentically engage in global learning.
The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) is the guiding document for teaching and learning in all NZ schools. It sets the direction for student learning and provides guidance for all schools as they design and review their curriculum. See the diagram below for further details.