NZ Curriculum

Here at Ellerslie School, we aim to mould students into confident, connected and actively involved lifelong learners. We believe that through their learning experiences  our students will develop their own values and respect the values of others. The New Zealand curriculum has eight learning areas and these are:


english.pngEnglish – our students study, use and enjoy the language. We also teach them literature to be communicated orally, visually or writing.

arts.pngArts – our students get the chance to explore, refine and communicate ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses and feelings to create work and respond to the work of others.

physical-education.pngHealth and Physical Education – our students learn about their own well-being, that of others and society. They learn about health-related and movement contexts.

languages.pngLearning Languages – our students learn to communicate in an additional language, develop their own capacity to learn further languages and explore different world views in relation to their own.

mathematics.pngMathematics – our students explore relationships in quantities, space and data. They learn to express these relationships in ways that help them make sense of the world around them.

science.pngScience – our students explore both the natural, physical world and science itself so that they can participate as critical, informed and responsible citizens that have significant roles.

social-studies.pngSocial Sciences – our students explore how societies work and how they can participate and take action as critical, informed and responsible citizens.

technology.pngTechnology – our students learn to be innovative developers of products and systems. They learn to be discerning consumers who will make a difference in the world.


We are committed to making a difference and being the best that we can be.