Engaged, confident students who enjoy learning and are successful is what we strive for at St Paul’s School. Through rich learning environments and a responsive curriculum, our students are able to achieve success and always aim for excellence. Our school vision is: Love-Aroha, Learn-Ako, Serve-Mahi.
We are a Relationships-First school, where each classroom environment fosters a family like context for learning. We have a rich, responsive curriculum which includes Maths delivered through the Maths No-Problem programme and Literacy that incorporates the Science of Reading. If you know our principal, then you will know how much she loves reading and that passion is shared with every child through the Reading Nights Award System. This is where each child is supported and encouraged to read every night and are rewarded with a medal at the end of the year if they achieve this awesome goal.
Once a year we showcase one of the Performing Arts as a major focus which culminates in a presentation in the form of: an Art Exhibition for Visual Arts; a Musical Extravaganza for Music; a whole school production for Drama and a Dance show. We are very fortunate to have a music specialist that teaches music to every class, as well as working with groups of students in a gifted and talented programme.
Sports and PE is an important part of life at St Paul’s School. We have a range of sporting opportunities and participate in local Cluster events such as Cross Country, Basketball, Touch, Rugby, Netball, Swimming, Chess and Gymnnastics tournaments.
Currently our teachers are upskilling in Kagan Cooperative Learning and Digital Technology to deliver the curriculum in an engaging way. Education Outside the Classroom is also a tool we use for authentic learning experiences and student engagement.