Reaching For Greatness,
Whaia te iti Kahurangi
Educating our young people for a successful future is challenging. The rate of change currently occurring in the world is exponential. It is impossible to predict what employment they are likely to apply for as technological advances are already replacing people. While we obviously need to focus on developing literate and numerate citizens, we must also provide opportunities to be creative, innovative, and flexible problem solvers that are determined, empathetic, collaborative and articulate. Our young people will unfortunately have many ‘Wicked’ problems to solve. Our mission is to teach our students to be confident learners by integrating the curriculum areas, in our community with real life skills.
Education has and will continue to change, our students can not learn the skills and knowledge they need for their futures as we did.
Hedgehope School’s vision is to inspire students to discover, explore and actively engage in their dynamic learning community. Our values are ‘REACH’ for Greatness. Our students learn to be Respectful, Enduring, Adventurous, Compassionate and consider Happy.
Our three classes are named after native birds that represent our REACH values.
- Piwakawaka (Fantail) Year 0 to 3 are happy and social
- Tokoeka (Kiwi) Year 4 to 5 are enduring
- Kereru (Wood Pigeon) Year 6 to 8 are compassionate and respectful
- Komako (Bellbird) Year 8 leavers are adventurous as they fledge our nest.
Our students are proud of the values they have created and the logo to demonstrate our learning whanau.
Our morning program foci are phonics, reading, writing and maths embedded in the inquiry theme to challenge and meet the learning needs of the students. Curriculum areas are integrated so that students learn the content of literacy and numeracy through ICT, The Arts, Science, Te Reo Maori, Technology, Health and Social Science. Through Inquiry Learning the students experience real life challenges and opportunities so that they have multiple possibilities to transfer content into deep context understanding.
We are passionate about our community and environment. Students are engaged as participating and contributing citizens.
He ao te rangi ka uhia
He kai te whare wananga ka toroatia
‘The food of knowledge leads to extended sessions of the house of learning’.
2020’s Inquiry theme is Citizenship
We have 3 exciting, engaging, student led Inquiries planned for the year. Launching with Ancient Civilisations.
Our Big Question is: How are different societies organised and what are the influences?