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The Education Review Office (ERO) is the government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of children and young people in early childhood services and schools.

Most recently ERO has reported on ACG Tauranga in 2015.

Here are some of the highlights from the most recent ERO report:

  • Amazing facilities

    Well-designed classrooms provide generous teaching spaces, with natural lighting and Wi-Fi access in all rooms. In addition, classrooms allow for ample display areas for learning prompts and student’s work.

    The school provides specialist teaching rooms for subjects that require them, including literacy, mathematics, science and art rooms, and a multi-purpose room. Good systems are in place to ensure student and staff safety.

  • Student achievement is celebrated

    ACG curriculum is closely aligned to the Cambridge International programme for planning, delivery assessment and reporting for English, mathematics and science. Other curriculum areas include humanities, physical education and health where there is a deliberate inclusion of local contexts such as New Zealand’s bicultural heritage.

    A feature of the school is the specialist teaching of science, spanish, art and music at most school levels. Student success and achievement is celebrated.

  • A high level of engagement

    ERO observed students learning in settled, purposeful learning environments and saw positive interactions amongst teachers and students. A feature of the classrooms is the small number of students and their high levels of engagement in learning.

    Teachers encourage students to express ideas and contribute to class and group discussions. They provide consistently high quality tuition standards and class programmes which challenge and motivate students.

ERO report

Find out more at the ERO website.