Auraki / English Medium Pathway

English Medium School (Auraki) Years 0 – 6

Āhuru Mōwai Years  0 – 1

Āhuru Mōwai, our Year 0-1 new entrant programme, aims to provide a nurturing, safe haven for tamariki. Our focus is on children learning through play and directing their own learning based on their strengths, interests and natural curiosity. We seek to foster a close connection with, and respect for nature, as kaitiaki of our environment.

Meet the Team

Whaea Lisa
Whaea Nicola
Whaea Sarah
Whaea Saskia


Whānau Nohinohi Years 2 – 3

In 2021 there are 4 classes in our junior English medium whānau, covering Years 2 – 3.

The teachers in our whānau plan units of study together and are moving into an inquiry-based approach to teaching and learning.  

Every child is expected to read for at least 20 minutes each day at home. We encourage the use of the free and effective website XtraMath to support our students in the learning of their maths basic facts. 

Other homework is set by each teacher to support learning in class related to specific units of inquiry and something that you can help with at home.

Whānau Marama

Our English Medium Senior School (Years 4 – 6)

There are 4 classes in our senior English Medium whānau, covering Years 4 – 6.

As children transition into Whānau Marama we begin to focus on students taking greater responsibility for their own learning, ultimately becoming self-directed learners. There are greater opportunities for students to be involved in inquiry projects connected to real world challenges.

We continue to explore biculturalism and multiculturalism in a New Zealand context through our Critical Histories units of learning.