• Encourage children to learn through inspiring integrated activities, including daily play based learning.
  • Showcase our learning through our student-led team assemblies.
  • Encourage children to be self-directed learners.
  • Foster creative thinking through creative play and activities.
  • Develop our Halswell School values of Whanaungatanga, Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga, Manawanuitanga and Kotahitanga
  • Group children to cater for individual needs.
  • Support all our learners with a robust enrichment programme.
  • Participate in a variety of EOTC activities throughout the year.
  • Develop our Growth Mindset attitudes.
  • Promote future-focused, confident and connected learners.
  • Value e-Learning and authentic learning experiences.
  • Acknowledge New Zealand’s bicultural heritage by integrating Te Reo, tikanga into our learning programmes and by providing regular Whānau afternoons.

The Teachers

The Ōrongomai Learning Centre consists of eight T-Groups. T20, T21 and T22 classes are in the Kererū Studio; T23, T24 and T25 classes are in the Tōtara Studio and T26 and T27 classes are in Kāhu.