Curriculum

At Te Rangihakahaka Centre for Science and Technology we aim to provide opportunities for all students to ignite their passion in learning. We will do this by delivering a meaningful and relevant curriculum drawn largely from our own local context and mātauranga Māori.

The foundation of our centre is Relationships. Respectful relationships are the key to effective learning. Research results stress the need for teachers to be caring, to have high expectations of students, to know what students need to learn and to know how individual students learn best. These are the principles our teaching team are committed to.

There are four fundamental areas (Ngā Poupou) that will be at the forefront of our curriculum:

WHĀNAU DEVELOPMENT- Warm and respectful relationships are the key to finding success. Te Rangihakahaka is committed to providing opportunities to engage with whānau, hapu and Iwi.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT- Te Rangihakahaka strives to always be a ‘new learning centre’, relevant and engaging for all tamariki and whānau.
MARAUTANGA (STEAM)- Te Rangihakahaka places the highest value on quality teaching and learning.  The content is localised and contextualised, drawing on matauranga Māori and the knowledge base of our wider community.
TE REO ME NGĀ TIKANGA- Te Rangihakahaka is committed to the development of Te Reo me ngā tikanga o Ngāti Whakaue.

PHILOSOPHY – TE WHAREAONUI

Te Whareaonui, draws inspiration from the traditional tāniko pattern Aonui or Aronui which depicts the pursuit of knowledge about the natural world. We are always in the pursuit of new knowledge and experiences that enlighten and inform us about the world we live in. This philosophy motivates us to be active Kaitiaki of our environment.

It teaches us to plan methodically, to build a strong foundation, to move forward, reflect, refine and then move forward again. In everything that is created at Te Rangihakahaka this guiding philosophy is evident.

Curriculum Delivery

Timetable

TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3 TERM 4
2018 Whakapapa
Genetics
Ara Ahi
Geothermal
Pātaka
Food | Medicines
Ahu Whenua
Agriculture
2019 He Awa He Tupua
Fresh Water
Te Ihi Te Wehi
Forces
Matariki
Astronomy
Te Pūmairangi
Light| Energy
2020 Waitai
Marine Life
Te Mauri
Astrobiology
Waonui a Tane
Forestry
Vaka Moana
Pacific Connections
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
10.00 – 11.30am Science Maths Service Tech/ Engineering Te Ao Māori
Paramanawa | Morning Tea 11.30-12.00
12.00 – 1.30pm Science Maths Service Discovery Tech/ Engineering Te Reo Kawa Tikanga
Kai o te Ra | Lunch 1.30-2.15pm
2.15 – 3.45pm Science Maths Discovery Project Tech/ Engineering Kīwaha Waiata Karakia

Join us today

Enrolments Now Open for the Next Intake – Term 2, 2018

To enrol click on register your interest below

Centre Opens: 30 January 2018