Local Curriculum

Welcome to our little school with a big heart!

At Ridgeview we are on our Structured Literacy journey. We are using the Sunshine scope and sequence as the basis for our Structured Literacy. 

Our Writing programme links in with our Structured Literacy, as well as focusing on different genres. We are also beginning to use The Code to support our Literacy and Spelling programme.

We are currently working with Lucie Cheeseman from MathsMatters NZ to revise our Maths programme to move towards a problem solving approach. Our students have really taken to the new approach and are really enjoying Maths!

We use our Inquiry Model of Spark-Take off – Mahi – Show and Share in our wider curriculum.

We are fortunate enough to have our very own heated school pool! Our pool is used for Swimming lessons in terms 1 and 4 where our students are able to swim 3 days a week, every week, for half of the year. Our pool is also open after school and on weekends in Term 1 and 4 and also for private hire during this time.

Performing Arts (Music/Dance/Drama)
We have private music lessons available for our students as well as Music sessions in class. Every second year our school puts on a production where every student (and we really do mean EVERY!) student is involved and has the opportunity to perform on stage.

Market day
Each year our students set up games and make items to sell on our Mini Market Day. This is a great opportunity for our students to get creative, for our community to come together, and to fundraise for our tamariki.

Matariki breakfast 
Each year for Matariki we have a Matariki Breakfast where our whole school community is invited and the school provides a breakfast for our staff, students and their whanau.

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