Curriculum in Action
We provide a robust and interesting curriculum experience for the tamariki at Pukekohe East School. Here are a few examples of what happens in a Pukekohe East classroom:
Using both manual skills and digital skill, students develop and progress through the school curriculum in challenging but fun environments.
Problem-solving using mathematical skills and knowledge is key to developing numerate students. We strike the balance between knowledge taught and skills learned by using their developed skills in real-world problem-solving challenges. This creates retention by creating authenticity for skills learned by children.
We have lots of opportunities for visual art, singing, music and dance. Every second year we hold a school musical production and Pet Day - which is held every year - is a good opportunity to see some of the beautiful visual pieces the children create.
Science and Technology is part of inquiry at Pukekohe East School. This is a time to promote curiosity and question the world around them. We use lots of different topics, activities and provocations to promote this curiosity in students.
Health and PE
Being a rural school the students are encouraged to play, run and be part of team sports. We compete in most sporting competitions around the Franklin area and have School Cross Country and Athletics every year. We are a Health Promoting school. We encourage healthy food in lunchboxes and educate on the importance of a fit and healthy lifestyle.
Te Ao Maori
We are at the start of our learning journey with the New Aotearoa histories curriculum that has been released. We are also on our own journey as a school. We are starting to establish the 4 values of Maramatanga, Kaitiakitanga, Manaakitanga and Whanaungatanga throughout our school. A school kapahaka group is in it very beginning stages but we expect it to grow as children's confidence develops.