Curriculum Delivery Plan

From small seeds grow forest giants





From small seeds

Our children, who are all different, talented, special, everything they bring to school, their language, culture, and identity, what makes them unique


We are doing to help each child research their full potential, realise their dreams and become the very best person they are meant to be

forest giants

Our children to leave our school, with our values, life long learning skills, and are positive contributors to our community and the world

           Our Values              Our Learning dispositions are

                  Respect           Thinking critically

                Kindness             Take risks in learning

                  Honesty             Set goals 


                                       Have resilience                     



At Tahakopa School the children climb trees, play with sticks, in the dirt and sandpit, and explore their school environment at break times and at other times too. We let children be children.

“Play is the highest form of research.” Albert Einstein

                                                                              What our vision means to us:

Learning at Tahakopa School is individualized to the student and their particular needs. Our small size is our strength as each student is given the opportunity to participate fully in their learning and take ownership of it. Each student is encouraged to grow their potential and reach new heights in their learning. While we are part of a small rural community, our vision is for our students to embrace the future and become leaders in their chosen fields.


  • Inquiry Model for all learning

Inquiry Model


  • Literacy – Listening, Reading, and Viewing , Speaking, Writing, and Presenting

Literacy Statement

Learning in Literacy


  • Health and Physical Education – Personal Health and Physical Development, Relationships with Other People, Movement Concepts and Motor skills, Healthy Communities and Environments

Health and Physical Education Statement

Learning in Health and Physical Education


  • Languages – Communication, Language Knowledge, Cultural Knowledge

Learning Languages Statement

Learning in Learning Languages


  • Mathematics – Numeracy, Geometry, Statistics, Measurement, Algebra, Financial Literacy

Mathematics Statement

Learning in Maths


  • Science – Nature of Science, Material World, Physical World, Living World, Planet earth and Beyond

Science Statement   

Learning in Science


  • Social Science – Identity, Culture and Organisation, Place and Environment, Continuity and Change, The Economic World

Social Sciences Statement

Learning in Social Sciences


  • Technology – Digital, Technological Practice, Technical Knowledge, Nature of Technology

Learning in Technology

Technology Statement


  • The Arts – Visual Art, Drama, Dance, Music

The Arts Statement

Learning in The Arts