Extending every child's gifts, meeting every child's needs

About Our Curriculum

The Carey College Curriculum blends

  • the best of New Zealand schooling,

  • the standards and insights of the Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum, and

  • the clarity and goals of a biblical approach to nurturing children.

 

With the flexibility only possible in a small school where all children receive personal attention, we balance a structured syllabus with the needs and gifts of each child.Courses are integrated in seamless continuity from first till last day at school.

Years 1—6

A Head Start in the Basics

 

In Junior Primary we give children a head start in basics, a foundation for learning.  They learn to read, do real maths, and explore the wonder and diversity of the world in which God has placed them.  

 

 

Small, Nurturing Class

· 20 pupil maximum with small break-off groups as needed

· Learning adjusted to individual maturity and ability

· Attractive, modern computer-equipped classrooms

· Using the Cambridge Primary Curriculum and tests

 

A Curriculum that Works

· Using phonics, 5 year-olds normally learn to read to a tested 8 year reading level in their first year at school 

· Children learn all four rules of arithmetic, and learn to use each of them with accuracy

· They learn to write stories that tell a story because their ideas are given order and structure—and they learn how to spell accurately, use good grammar, and present work in attractive hand-writing

· In Bible they learn how their daily work relates to what God tells us, how he sustains what he has created, and what he wants

· Basics of Writing, Spelling, Reading, Bible and Maths are extended to include Computing, Science, History, Geography, Physical Care, Art and Music

 

 
 

Years 7 & 8

Enrichment & Growth

 

In Senior Primary we continue teaching the basics but enrich the range of subjects and skills, provide opportunities for studies in more depth and develop independence in work habits.

 

 

 

Small Class, Individual Help

· 25 pupil maximum with break-off groups as needed

· Courses are adapted for each student to meet specific needs

· Attractive, modern computer-equipped classrooms

· Using the Cambridge Primary Curriculum and tests

 

Enriching the Basic Curriculum

· Development of the basics in Bible, English and Maths is maintained

· A balanced core curriculum includes Computing and IT, Science, History, Geography, Physical Care, Music and Art

· Pupils are introduced to languages (including French, Mäori, NT Greek & Hebrew)

· Increased emphasis is placed on independent research skills, evaluating and applying information, and responsible decision making

· Technology (including Electronics, Cooking, Woodwork, Crafts, Horticulture, and Technical Drawing) is introduced in years 7 & 8

· In years 7 & 8 exams are introduced (at the end of each year) and  students exhibit their first independent research projects in public

Years 9 & 10

Beginning Specialisation & Independent Study

 

In Junior College students are taught a core course and specialist options that prepare them for advanced secondary schooling or vocational options according to individual gifts and calling.

Small Class, Individividualised Courses

· 21 pupil class maximum: most teaching is individually or in small groups

· Gifted specialist teachers bring special opportunities

· Role models cross age boundaries: peer pressure is minimised

· Attractive, modern resources and computer-equipped classrooms

· Using the Cambridge Lower Secondary Curriculum and Tests

 

Beginning Specialisation & Independent Study

· Modular courses based on the Cambridge Curriculum—students work at their own level in each subject, learning good work habits and responsibility for time management

· Core courses prepare students for Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels

· Our 14+ Enrichment Programme offers challenges in Skills, Service, Sport and Expeditions leading to Duke of Edinburgh Awards

· Core subjects are Bible, English, History & Geography, Science, Mathematics, Physical Care, Art, Music and Computer Studies

· Vocational, Life Skills and Extension options can be chosen from the full range of Carey College and Cambridge subjects

 

Years 11-13

Flexible Preparation for Vocations & Tertiary Study

 

In Senior College the diverse needs of students are met with extensive course choices leading to international qualifications, vocational certificates and work experience.

Individual & Small Gruop Tuition

· Courses are individually planned and taught in groups of 1 - 5 pupils

· Stimulation from interaction with students of different ages

· Sharing in God’s gift of teachers with special knowledge and skill

· Attractive, fully equipped, computerised classrooms and tutorial rooms

· Using the Cambridge International Examinations Curriculum

 

Flexible Curriculum Leading to International Qualifications

· Core subjects are selected from the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) extensive list with Polytech and vocational options

· Our 14+ Enrichment Programme continues with challenges in Skills, Service, Sport and Expeditions leading to Duke of Edinburgh Awards

· Only Bible is compulsory and there are no exclusions in the selection and matching of subject options.  Students choose any combination from the whole range of Cambridge and vocational subjects.

· Students can graduate with a CIE AICE Diploma, A Levels, or IGCSE, and vocational qualifications and experience

· Teachers for all courses: no courses by correspondence

 

The Cambridge International Curriculum &

Cambridge International Examinations

 

Carey College is a Cambridge Associate School blending the Cambridge Primary and Secondary Curriculum with our own courses.

Being a Cambridge Associate School ensures our teaching is to the highest measured international standards and presents opportunities for students in a range of qualifications recognised and respected world-wide.

 

College courses include options preparing students for Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) such as IGCSE and A Levels.  

 

Why Cambridge?

· CIE meets our standards and NZQA qualifications (eg NCEA) do not

· Our Christian perspective is respected and accepted within the CIE framework

· CIE qualifications are recognised all over the world

· They are trustworthy and external-exam based

· They are structured around a challenging, quality curriculum that fits our aims

· They are flexible, meeting the needs of both vocational and academic students

· Cambridge University is one of the world’s most respected universities

 
 
 

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