Achieving to their Best Abilities

By Anthony Doornbos | Posted: Thursday October 6, 2016

Learning in years 7–10

During these years, students have opportunities to achieve to the best of their abilities across the breadth and depth of the New Zealand Curriculum – values, key competencies, and learning areas – laying a foundation for living and for further learning.

A responsive curriculum will recognise that students in these years are undergoing rapid physical development, becoming increasingly socially aware, and encountering increasingly complex curriculum contexts. Particularly important are positive relationships with adults, opportunities for students to be involved in the community, and authentic learning experiences.

Students’ learning progress is closely linked to their ongoing development of literacy and numeracy skills. These continue to require focused teaching.


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