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.
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.
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.
Children are viewed as competent and confident learners, who are empowered to make their own decisions. Teachers are responsive to children’s needs through positive and reciprocal interactions that support them to develop a strong sense of belonging.
Find out more at the ERO website.