Our JUNIOR CURRICULUM is based on The New Zealand Curriculum which sets the direction for student learning and provides guidance about the design and review our curriculum.

The vision of the New Zealand Curriculum is for young people:

The principles of the New Zealand Curriculum put students at the centre of teaching and learning, so that they experience a curriculum that engages and challenges them, is forward-looking and inclusive, and affirms New Zealand’s unique identity.

The values of the New Zealand Curriculum are expressed at Mount Hutt College as PRIDE. Through their learning experiences, students will learn about:

Through their learning experiences, students will develop their ability to:

The New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies:

The New Zealand Curriculum specifies eight learning areas: English, the arts, health and physical education, learning languages, mathematics and statistics, science, social sciences, and technology.

The learning associated with each area is part of a broad, general education and lays a foundation for later specialisation. Like the key competencies, this learning is both end and means: valuable in itself and valuable for the pathways it opens to other learning.