By providing a wide range of programmes, Broadgreen endeavours to give each student the opportunity to learn skills, knowledge and develop positive attitudes to learning. Through a varied curriculum students will be able to develop personal interests, build independence, self confidence and increasing responsibility for their own learning.
Our school is continually developing our curriculum to cater for students learning needs and interests.
Some of our school highlights include:
- School Production (even year)
- Stage Challenge (odd year)
- Performing Arts Extension Group
- Camps (odd year)
- Music tuition and performances
- Arts Modules
Broadgreen provides a variety of language and reading experiences for students through oral, written and visual language programmes. Support reading programmes are offered.
- School speech competition
- ICAS English Exams
- Interschool speech competitions
- Literacy Quiz
- School Magazine
- School Radio
Gifted and Talented Education
Broadgreen identifies gifted and talented students to support their learning.
Classroom teachers provide programmes to extend and meet the needs of gifted and talented students in their classrooms.
School wide programmes target gifted and talented students in key areas. A brochure is available at the school office.
Students focus on environment issues and concerns at local and school level.. Topics include:
- Zero waste.
Information and Communication Technology
Our programme enhances the development of information literacy by providing opportunities for students in a range of technologies integrated across the curriculum.
- ICAS Computer examination
- Radio Station
- The Loop
Our programme provides students with the knowledge and understanding of good health so they can take increasing responsibility for their own needs.
- Building Resiliency
- Pubertal Change
- Keeping Ourselves Safe
- Eating for Health
- Relating to Others
- Health and Drug Education
- Mental Health
- Sexuality Education (odd year)
Each year we offer an opportunity for students to learn a language. These include:
Outside The Classroom
- Curriculum related trips
- Class camp
- Mountain biking
- Interschool exchange opportunities include Christchurch South Intermediate
- Other outdoor pursuits
Students are grouped with others of similar need for numeracy.
Practical mathematics is further developed in technicraft areas. Opportunities include:
- ICAS Maths competition
- Broadgreen Mathix
- Nelson Mathix
- Otago Problem Solving Challenge.
- Music competitions
- Concerts to the public
- Instrumental and dance groups
- Instrumental tuition
- Concert band programme
- Rock band
Classes are offered for tuition in musical instruments. An information evening will be held early in term 1.
Opportunities are provided for participation and competitive physical activity.
- Aquatic Activities
- Te Reo Kori
- Cross Country
- Extension sports module
- Jump Jam
- Summer/Winter sports options
- BIS and Stoke community Fitness Trail
Throughout the year students are given the opportunity to be coached in several sports.
- Cross Country
- Table Tennis
- Touch Rugby
- Kiwi Tag
- Mountain Biking
NB Some sports incur a cost.
Programmes are designed to emphasise planning, experimentation and discovery with a practical approach where appropriate. We have a wide variety of science resources including a laboratory.
The programme includes biennial science fair for all students.
Social Sciences develop students understanding of people and their interactions with others and their environment
- Careers Education
- News cruise quiz
- Museum programme
- Community trips
Te Reo me Ona Tikanga Maori
Each classroom programme integrates Maori language and culture across the curriculum.
- Conversational Maori (Korero)
- Greetings (Mihimihi)
- Local places (Wahi Maori)
- Historical legends (Pakiwaitara)
- Waiata (Songs)
- Genealogy (Whakapapa)
Te Maataahauariki (The Imminent Dawn)
Te Maataahauariki is Broadgreen’s Maori Performing Arts Group. The members participate at a variety of levels.
- Formal occasions
- Weekly group hui and wananga
Technology provides opportunities for students to develop and extend their ideas and to explore creative solutions to practical problems through materials and food technology