Curriculum is designed and interpreted in a three-stage process: as the national curriculum, the school curriculum, and the classroom curriculum.

The national curriculum provides the framework and common direction for schools, regardless of type, size, or location. It gives schools the scope, flexibility, and authority they need to design and shape their curriculum so that teaching and learning is meaningful and beneficial to their particular communities of students.

In turn, the design of each school’s curriculum should allow teachers the scope to make interpretations in response to the particular needs, interests, and talents of individuals and groups of students in their classes.

The School Curriculum

At Appleby School we have developed a curriculum plan. The curriculum plan has been prepared in consultation with the school’s Board of Trustees, staff and parents. The plan is clearly aligned to the intent of the NZ Curriculum. It gives us clear guidance on the important learning outcomes to be achieved in the school’s curriculum. It provides a statement of expectations, which forms the basis for reviewing the quality and effectiveness of programmes and learning outcomes.

See a copy of our Appleby School curriculum plan.

Students experience a purposeful learning environment. Relationships among students and with teachers are positive and respectful. This promotes students’ wellbeing, sense of identity, belonging and engagement in their learning. Student voice is valued. The school’s valued outcomes are clearly evident and promote responsibility and choice in their learning.
— ERO Report 2019

Overview of the new zealand curriculum

Overview of the new zealand curriculum