Improvement In Action Te Ahu Whakamua

Ensuring access to the curriculum – McAuley High School

We expect everybody to be successful who comes through our door.

Curriculum approaches in years 9 and 10 are designed to set students up for success.

This video illustrates

Domain 4: Responsive curriculum, effective teaching and opportunity to learn

Evaluation indicators

  • Students learn, achieve and progress in the breadth and depth of The New Zealand Curriculum and/or Te Marautanga o Aotearoa 
  • Students have effective, sufficient and equitable opportunities to learn

Key content

  • Assessment prior to school entry is the starting point for tracking students’ achievement and progress
  • Mixed ability groupings operate at years 9 and 10
  • All students work to individual goals and teaching is differentiated
  • Priority is place on students achievement and progress in mathematics and English to ensure all students have opportunity to succeed in NCEA
  • Role modeling by senior students enables year 9 and 10 students to develop the confidence to achieve equitable outcomes
  • “We are all the same, we all have our strengths and our weaknesses, we all move forward, there is no difference between us”     

Things to think about

  • How do you ensure that the design and implementation of your curriculum enables every student to make the progress needed to achieve curriculum expectations and be successful beyond school?