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CURRICULUM PROGRAMMES

The school offers the full range of subjects from the New Zealand Curriculum Framework:-

Reading                                   Language
Spelling                                   Handwriting
Mathematics                         Science
Technology                            Social Studies
Health                                     The Arts (including Music & Drama)
Physical Education              Information Technology
Technicraft (Years 7 & 8)
Foreign Languages (Year 7 & 8)

A variety of support programmes are organised each year to cater for both extension and remedial needs. All children’s progress is carefully monitored to ensure children succeed. We value the way children learn and our programmes are based on child centred learning principles.

Parents are kept informed of their child’s development as a three way partnership between school, child and parents makes for the best possible educational achievement.

Information Technology
All classrooms have computers which are integrated into the children’s learning programmes. Students are able to use the Internet .

Outdoor Education
Senior students at Adventure will have the opportunity to undertake a school camp. We offer a wide range of outdoor activities with Year 5/6 students undertaking a week long residential camp every second year and Year 7/8 students undertaking a South Island camp every second year (alternate to the Year 5/6 camp year). In addition to this tramps, hikes and trips are undertaken in a graded sequence according the children’s age.

Reading Enrichment
A literacy based programme designed to extend reading and writing skills for children experiencing difficulty.

Sports
Our emphasis is in kiwi sport, which is based on participation and skill development. Syndicates offer a daily programme of physical education and one sports afternoon a week. All sports are covered over the year. Provision is made for individual team, school wide and interschool sports. School teams also take part in annual touch, netball, cross country and volley ball competitions. In the winter Term netball and hockey teams represent the school in Saturday competitions. During terms 2 & 3 a Y7/8 team play in the Parumoana Basketball Competition. There is a Year 7/8 water polo team who compete in the Hutt Intermediate school league.

Swimming
Students have the opportunity to participate in a swimming programme. Our school uses the modern heated facilities of Cannon's Creek Pool for the Year 3 - 8 students and Ally Todd Swimming School for the juniors. The programme includes water confidence, swimming instruction and water safety training.