NZ has a national curriculum that guides what your child learns at school. Your child will develop a range of values and key competencies, or capabilities, that they need to succeed in life. These are all woven into the teaching of learning areas, or subjects. Using the New Zealand Curriculum Framework as our cornerstone, WIS has developed our own robust local curriculum. With a belief that every child can succeed our curriculum has been designed to ensure high expectations for all. We believe that our learners can influence, innovate, and create the pathways for our future.
Inquiry based Learning
Inquiry-based learning is a learning process that engages students by making real-world connections through exploration and high-level questioning. It is an approach to learning that encourages students to engage in problem-solving and experiential learning. Each of our inquiry unit identifies key knowledge, conceptual understandings and skills.
Students drive the learning
There are 8 learning areas (or subject areas) in The New Zealand Curriculum:
English / Literacy
What is English about?
Mathematics & Statistics
What is mathematics and statistics about?
What is science?
Science is the pursuit and application of knowledge and understanding of the natural and social world following a systematic methodology based on evidence. Science is a way of discovering what is in the universe and how those things work today, how they worked in the past, and how they are likely to work in the future.
There are 4 strands in the Science Curriculum.