Parakai School Curriculum Design
- All children from Year 1 would need to have skills, knowledge and dispositions to learn from home or school and have rigour to manage face to face and distance learning. These have become apparent in recent lockdowns and sickness and back to school learning disruptions. Seamless learning skills will now need to be developed.
- All children need support to develop Habits of the Mind to become effective in living between their two worlds of face to face and digital space learning.
- Cognitive science has taught us that children need three elements to be effective thinkers: Skills + Motivation ( a real context to implement skills) + Notice when to use the skills.
- The Visible Thinking approach and the idea of Thinking Routines support our curriculum delivery.
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Tikanga and Te Ao Maori
He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata he tangata!
We are proud of the links we hold directly with our local iwi Ngati Whatua o Kaipara. We have supports in place that include guidance from the hau kainga and local kaumatua/kuia. We understand the importance of the whenua where our school is placed and we are committed to learning our local curriculum and histories that pertain to Kaipara Moana and the 5 marae here on Kaipara Ki Te Tonga.
You can hear tamariki and staff using te reo in everyday settings. Our vision here at Parakai School is to not only normalise Te Ao Maori, but to use a Maori lens in curriculum planning and delivery throughout our kura.