Learning Teams

Clarkville School has established collaborative practice and our teaching teams work together closely to care for the wellbeing and learning of each child. Every team supports its students to live our values and grow learners who have agency. Their mission statements reflect the developmental needs of students and their team approach to growing the tamariki in their care.

Years 1 and 2 – Whakarewa 

In Whakarewa we believe the world is a rapidly changing place and that we have a responsibility to be active participants as global citizens.

To be these citizens we need to be self-regulating and resilient so that we can harness our curiosity to learn from our mistakes and celebrate our successes.

Years 3 and 4 – Tūhura

In Tūhura we aim to develop a culture that supports positive relationships and kindness, so all students can feel a sense of belonging.

This culture of belonging will celebrate students’ uniqueness, inspire their curiosity, increase their self-belief and allow all students to experience success.

Years 5 and 6 – Hōpara
In Hōpara, we are future-focused. We believe in developing agency, being creators and reflecting on our learning.

Years 7 and 8 – Matawara

In Matawara we believe we are creators of dreams, experiences and inspiration. When we collaborate with others we have the opportunity to make a difference in our world.

Through the leadership opportunities that are provided, we have a responsibility to care deeply and respect ourselves and others, our learning, our planet and humanity.