Our Special Character

Students are central to their own learning.

Students individual interests and enthusiasms are nurtured to create learning which they are passionate about and interested in.

Tree Adventures

Mt Auckland Tramp

Goat Island

The entire community is the learning environment. Learning experiences extend past the boundaries of place, time, age and methods of learning.

Gibbs Farm

We encourage, nurture and celebrate creativity, innovation and challenge.  Finding new ways for students to recreate and represent knowledge helps to prepare for a future that will demand flexibility, and adaptability.

Everyone is a learner and everyone is a teacher.

Kiwi Release

Berger Farm

Students set themselves goals creating the opportunity to challenge themselves beyond their age.

Grandparents Day

Families are vital and active partners in students learning.  We know that our most successful students are the ones whose families are actively involved.

Goat Island Marine Reserve

A high trust environment, treating each other with mutual respect and kindness.

The individuality of each student is valued. Students are respected for their views.

Mind Lab Animation

Trees For Survival

Preparing students to be effective members of our local and global community