Year 1-4 Pool and Ngā Manu: Friday 08 March

Our Learning

Big Concepts

These concepts are woven through each of our termly integrated units. They can stand alone or more than one might be appropriate. They are the overall drivers for choosing our contexts for learning.

Hauora - Wellbeing



Health Social Sciences



Science, Social Sciences


The Future

Science, Technology



Health, Social Sciences

Integrated: English, Mathematics, The Arts, Digital Curriculum, Physical Education

Two Year Integrated Curriculum Overview

Throughout a year each concept will be included in our integrated learning plans at least once. Some may be covered more than once ie hauora is a focus every term.

Hauora - Wellbeing

​​​​​​​Te Whare Tapa Whā

Tūrangawaewae - Belonging

Health, Social Sciences

Culture and Identity

New Zealand History

Relating to Others

Kaitiakitanga - Guardianship

Science, Social Sciences

Living World

Place and Environment

Planet Earth


Whakapuāwai - The Future

Science, Technology

Material World

Digital and Design

Physical World


Kotahitanga - Togetherness

Health, Social Sciences

Roles and Responsibilities

Healthy Communities

Economic Activity

Other: Digital Citizenship, Food and Nutrition, Sexuality Education

Overview of Curriculum Learning Term 1, 2024

Our key concept for Term 1 is We are all Storytellers - Tūrangawaewae (Belonging). The overall purpose and focus is for students to know their story, the NPS story, and be able to tell their story to an audience. Our key curriculum areas this term are Social Science and Health. Social Science will focus on local history, helping students make sense of their immediate world, and how history and lessons are passed onto future generations. Health will focus on ako - teaching and learning relationships and how they interchange; we are all learners and teachers.

We will also continue with our ongoing reading, writing, and mathmatics programmes.

Physical Education

  • Small ball skills​​​​​​​
  • ​​​​​​​Catching and receiving

Te Reo Māori

  • Pepeha
  • Karakia
  • Waiata

The Arts

  • Visual art
  • 'About Me'

Garden to Table

  • Kowhai class

Nurture, Learn, Succeed – Together, Te Rito o te Harakeke