HPS Responsive Inquiry Learning

The New Zealand Curriculum is a clear statement of what we deem important in education. It takes as its starting point a vision of our young people as lifelong learners who are confident, creative, connected, and actively involved, and includes a clear set of principles on which to base curriculum decision making. The New Zealand Curriculum describes the learning all young people should experience no matter what school or kura they go to and the progress and expectations associated with this learning. It provides the framework for schools and kura to use in their local curriculum design.

We deliver the New Zealand Curriculum through developing our local , responsive curriculum for HPS. It enables us to respond to the curiosities, passions and needs of all of our students. We are currently in the design phase for our new curriculum (as we are no longer an IB school) and are very excited to be able to continue to foster student agency and be truly responsive to our learners. We believe this will support the development of their life long love of learning and enable us to better meet the needs of all of our students.

Our local curriculum is the way we bring the New Zealand Curriculum to life in our school.

Our HPS curriculum:

• Is responsive to the needs, identities, languages, cultures, interests, strengths, and aspirations of our learners and their families.

• Has a clear focus on what supports the progress of all learners using our world class NZ curriculum.

• Helps students understand Te Tiriti o Waitangi – its past, present, and future (we will also be planning learning that helps students live the Treaty as citizens of Aotearoa).

• Helps our students engage with the knowledge, values, and key competencies, so they can go on to be confident and connected lifelong learners.