Teaching and learning at Green Bay School is directed by the New Zealand National Curriculum.
There are 8 learning areas: English, The Arts, Health and Physical Education, Learning Languages, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology.
The needs of individual students are at the centre of all teaching, learning and assessing. Student achievement is to be fostered by providing teaching and learning programmes which incorporate the National Curriculum. Green Bay School has developed a strategic plan that is reflective of school policies, plans, and programmes, including those for curriculum, assessment and staff professional development.
We use Overall Teacher Judgements to report to students and their parents on students’ progress and achievement in relation to the National Curriculum. We report to parents in plain language at least twice a year. The purpose of teaching and learning is to foster the achievement of all students attending our school.
Our current philosophy is to provide learning programmes that are challenging and appropriate to the present and future needs of our students. The school recognises its responsibilities to meet the learning requirements of all students including those with special learning needs and within its general teaching programmes.
Green Bay School is widely regarded as a school that is providing a good quality of education for all its students. The students participate in a range of interesting learning activities that are frequently linked to their own lives and the local community.
Our school is a PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) School. Three Expectations were identified as being highly valued after consultation with our school community. Our three Expectations are Respect (Whakaute), Positivity (Matika) and Initiative (Auahatia). These Expectations are at the centre of our Strategic Plan.