We want our children to ask questions, solve problems, interpret, analyse and justify their conclusions, ensuring that they are fully involved in their own learning.

Along with the New Zealand Curriculum we teach and use a wide variety of tools to develop our student's understanding of the BIG IDEAS and values that underpin all we do at school.

Schools throughout New Zealand have the capacity to teach the curriculum in a way that suits them and their community, best.  At Crofton Downs Primary School we do this through an Inquiry approach to teaching and learning and also through the various programmes we have developed for our school, including but not limited to:

  • Kapa Haka
  • Robotics
  • Maths Problem-solving
  • Extension Writing
  • Book Club
  • Tournament of the Minds
  • Extra-curricular music programmes
  • Choir
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Philosophy for Children
  • Teach Wizards
  • Computer programming
  • Sports teams
  • Chess

Alongside this, we place a strong emphasis on our excellent literacy and numeracy programmes.

Explore the menu links to learn more about Inquiry Learning, the integrated curriculum and more about the way we teach at Crofton Downs Primary.