Our Pekerau Curriculum
All areas of the New Zealand Curriculum are provided for at Pekerau Primary School with particular focus on numeracy and literacy, evidenced by particular programmes and professional development of staff. Other key areas of the curriculum include science, social studies, the arts, te reo and tikanga Māori, health and physical well-being. Students are engaged in physical education, swimming programmes and education outside of the classroom as part of the school programme. Our Year 3 to 6 students participate in passion projects to get their creative juices flowing and in 2021 we will be initiating Level 4 Te Reo Māori in a number of classes across the school.
Te Reo Māori me ōna Tikanaga
Te Reo Māori is incorporated throughout our Curriculum and is a big part of our Pekerau Way of doing things. At Pekerau your child will learn about diversity and the language and customs of the māna whenua (people of this land).
As a school, we commemorate important historic events such as Rangiaowhia, we look forward to annual Matariki celebrations and karakia, waiata and stories (myths and legends) are an entrenched part of our daily classroom routines.
Read more about our Level 4 Te Reo Māori Curriculum development
Education Outside the Classroom
We value opportunities that take our students outside the classroom to support our in-class learning. In previous years, our Year 5 and 6 classes attend camp, we have had EOTC week for our middle syndicate and we utilise the Te Awamutu Pools to teach swimming.
EOTC is always an exciting part of our curriculum and now that we are part of the Government's ZERO school fees there is no charge to whanau and parents for any trips we go on!