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What is a school curriculum? (archived)

The New Zealand Curriculum document states (pg 37):

Three Peterhead students.

Your school curriculum

  • will identify how your school is intending to give effect to the national curriculum read more ...
  • clarifies priorities for student learning, the ways in which those priorities will be addressed, and how student progress and the quality of teaching and learning will be assessed read more ...
  • allows teachers the scope to make interpretations in response to the particular needs, interests, and talents of individuals and groups of students in their classes

Starting the process

A school curriculum gives effect to the national curriculum, as described in The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, in ways that best address the particular needs, interests and circumstances of the school's students and community.

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Components of a school curriculum

A school curriculum can be thought of in the following two ways; in one sense as the documentation outlining a plan for learning and teaching and in another important sense a curriculum is about what actually happens in classrooms and other teaching - learning settings.

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Resources and examples

In this area you will find resources and curriculum tools as well as examples of school thinking and actions.

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Published on: 13 Mar 2009