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Student learning is at the forefront of school operations.  The shared vision ‘learning to make a difference’ reflects the school-wide focus on student ownership of learning.  This focus on learning is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to be confident, connected and actively involved lifelong learners. ERO Report 2012

Our Community:

The partnership of family, whanau and school is a key component in the understanding of progress and the school believes implicitly in the importance of keeping parents informed of their child’s progress and how they can contribute to improved learning outcomes.

Our Curriculum:

At Brookby we place emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy, integrated across the curriculum.  We employ a specialist music teacher who teaches music, choir, orchestra, recorder and ukulele.  Our students are also offered keyboard and guitar lessons as an after school activity.  Our school choir participates in the ‘Kids for Kids’ concert, and dance groups perform in the local dance festival.  Every second year we stage a ‘whole school’ musical theatre production.  Senior students are invited to participate in the William Pike Challenge Award biennially.

An important feature of the school year is Agriculture Day, which takes place at the end of Term 3.  This is a time when we celebrate our special environment and the rural community in which we live.  Each child is expected to raise and care for an animal (lamb, calf, chicken or goat).  They ‘show’ them and participate in all the associated activities.  It is a valuable learning experience and a highlight of the year.

We have introduced planning, teaching and learning around the SOLO taxonomy.

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