Mairangi Bay School Curriculum

Our focus is on children’s learning and teachers’ effective practice.

Engaged children know what they are learning and why.

Our daily challenge is to provide our students with meaningful learning that prepares them well for the future. Effective learning includes e-learning where children enquire, collaborate, create and problem solve using digital technologies.

As a school, and in line with the New Zealand curriculum, we have collaborated to further develop our Vision statement and graphic, what we value and how we perceive the New Zealand curriculum key competencies, which we have termed Learning Keys. Please refer our Vision Page.

New Zealand Curriculum


  • Young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.


  • Excellence
  • Innovation, inquiry, and curiosity
  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Community and participation
  • Ecological sustainability
  • Integrity
  • Respect

Key Competencies  (note: these are called the learning keys at our school)

  • Thinking; Using language, symbols, and texts
  • Managing self
  • Relating to others
  • Participating and contributing

Learning Areas

  • English
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Science
  • The arts
  • Health and physical education
  • Learning languages
  • Social sciences
  • Technology
  • Official languages


  • High expectations
  • Treaty of Waitangi
  • Cultural diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Learning to learn
  • Community engagement
  • Coherence
  • Future focus