Curriculum structure

We continue to develop an exciting and relevant curriculum for all our learners

These changes have occurred after extensive consultation with the Ministry, parents, community, staff and most importantly students. Staff have been developing ideas, monitoring and reviewing the ideas in practice and are now looking forward to the changes that have been made.
The reasons for the changes have been to continue to improve our academic successes, offering a range of pathways and consultations for all of our students, work outside of subjects one day a week to enable students to have new learning experiences in a variety of areas.

We want our students to experience extended learning time so they can follow enrichment activities and enquiry based learning. Students will work with a mentor or kaitiaki to explore pathway options, set academic and personal goals and then evaluate their progress. We want our students to be prepared for the world of work and further academic studies through taking informed choices. Working individually with each student will be a priority. Friday timetable is well planned and an essential part of the student's experiences.

Students in Years 7 and 8 will be assigned a classroom for the majority of the core subjects and specialist teachers will come to them to teach each subject. They will move out of these rooms for Technologies and Arts, PE and Science where specialist rooms will be needed for their studies.

We know our new curriculum structure allows students to look at a variety of pathways for their future and then they can set targets so they reach their goals.
We believe students will be more engaged and therefore our academic results will continue to improve. This new structure allows us to live our vision.


Phone: 07 877 8173

Piopio College
18 Aria Rd  PIOPIO 3912
New Zealand