The focus of the curriculum is to ensure students experience a rich, personalised and authentic learning journey within individual, small group and large group contexts. Critical and applied deep thinking skills are emphasised with the aim to develop self-regulated learners.
Project-based learning allows students to become fully engaged in topics that capture their interests, passion and talents while also providing them with the context to experience multiple learning styles and expressions of applied knowledge.
Students in every subject area have a range of abilities, so in all areas we need to cater to strengths and weaknesses. For more information, please refer to the following:
RVS has a high staff to student ratio to ensure optimal support for each learner. Our teacher aides are flexible, well trained and are an integral part of students’ learning support.
Junior School (Years 1-6)
We have richly developed programmes, especially around sciences and arts, and utilise the Interact curriculum (for Years 1-8) which approaches the New Zealand curriculum within a Biblical framework. Technology is a tool that has an integral role in shaping the learning environment, and our students are exposed to a variety of cutting-edge technologies.
Richmond View School uses the Interact Curriculum for Years 1-8 as a means of drawing together The Bible, The New Zealand Curriculum and higher order thinking skills. If you would like to know more about Interact Curriculum, please visit their website here.
Middle School (Years 7-10)
Years 7-10 students study the essential learning areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science and PE/Health. In Years 7-9 students also take Technology and Arts subjects.
As they journey through Middle School, students begin to specialise their programme of study, commencing with a language selection in Year 9 and three subject options in Year 10 in addition to their core programme.
This broad-based curriculum enables students to make informed choices when moving into Senior School where their programme becomes specialised according to future aspirations.
Senior School (Years 11-13)
Thanks to the CENZ Certificate, students at RVS are able to access an unlimited range of courses from around the world that can be credited towards qualifications. The CENZ Certificate has three options:
Students determine their programme of study in consultation with staff and whanau to ensure they select the most relevant combination of courses to achieve their future employment or further education intentions.
We also offer the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Levels 1, 2 and 3, should students wish to follow that pathway.
Work experience opportunities will be available for all students, whether considering a move into employment or further study in an academic field.