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Our Beliefs about Learning

The Principles and Practices


    Establishing an emotionally supportive environment where children can build on previous knowledge and work at their own level

    Have high expectations and have students take control of their own learning...

    • Support students in developing a sense of identity, self confidence and key competencies
    • Develop a wide range of teaching strategies, including the use of technologies, and apply them creatively to support students' learning
    • Provide an inclusive classroom
    • Make connections to prior learning
    • Identify the knowledge students have gained and the next steps

          Personalised Learning

    Providing children with learner centered programmes, fostering personalised learning, challenging their curiosity and promoting creativity.

    Making learning meaningful for students...

    • Appreciate that all students can learn
    • Have high expectations of every student
    • Allow students to explore and experiment
    • Involve students in decisions about their own learning
    • Develop questioning skills
    • Provide ways to think critically and work creatively
    • Use reflection, feed back and self assessment
    • Create and/or source new knowledge
    • Use the 'Bellevue Learning Map' to support the learning process

          Shared Responsibility

    Making shared responsibility towards further learning, paramount for children, teachers, parents and the community.

    Learn how to learn and work with others with support and challenges...

    • Design tasks that strengthen student skills
    • Work in groups to support individual student learning
    • Build inclusive learning communities where students support each others learning
    • Facilitate shared learning
    • Provide opportunities for students to engage in New Zealand’s cultural diversity

           Future Focus

    Creating a passport for future journeys so that dreams, hopes and talents are realised.

    Provide opportunities for students to become confident users of technology and skills for 21st Century learning...

    • Promote e-learning to extend and enrich educational experiences
    • Support students to become proficient in ICT literacy skills
    • Promote critical thinking
    • Support students in developing the prerequisites for independent, collaborative and life long learning 
    • Make local and global connections