Our Curriculum

“Our Space; Our Place; Outer Space”


Tahatai Coast School acknowledges the requirements of the new NZ Curriculum. In fulfilling our mission statement, Tahatai Coast School strives to assist every student to be the best possible person they can be in terms of their academic, social, physical and cultural development.


TCS Curriculum Vision

Striving to be the best

In partnership with our community Tahatai School will

provide the skills, knowledge, experiences

and values to enable children to reach their full potential.

Ka mahitahi mātou o te Kura

o Tahatai me te hapori nei, 

heiwhāngai i ngā pūkenga, 

i temātauranga, 

i ngā uara me ngā

wheako e eke ai te tamaiti ki tetaumata o tōna pitomata.


Tahatai Coast School Curriculum

The Tahatai Coast School Curriculum (TCSC) has been designed to provide a framework that guides our teaching and learning in order to empower our students as they come to terms with themselves as learners by:

  • Fostering the development of literate and numerate competencies
  • Knowledge and awareness
  • Attitudes and values
  • Skills and strategies for life.  


Its principle function is to put in action the set direction for student learning outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC p. 6) and to develop the competencies they need for study, work and for lifelong learning, so they can go on to realize their true potential. The TCSC aims to improve children's learning through quality teaching and learning programmes, practices, strategies and opportunities. It supports our children to:

  • Learn about themselves as learners; develop self-belief and the capacity to achieve high expectations.
  • Make connections so they can see real purpose for their learning.
  • Develop the values, knowledge, and competencies that will enable them to live full and satisfying lives.
  • Improve their achievement in the foundation competencies of literacy and numeracy.
  • Be competitive by nature, to improve and excel, but also collaborative and cooperative in their learning and social context.
  • Embrace change and learn to be collaborative problem-solvers.
  • Develop the skills required to synthesize information and create useful knowledge.
  • Experience opportunities to achieve across a broader set of domains and curriculum learning areas.
  • Become global citizens where they actively interact with others locally, nationally and internationally.