Hello – Kia Ora!
Tēnā koutou e te whānau, he mihi nui kia koutou katoa
Welcome to Balmoral School and our school website. Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. We aim for this website to be a place where you can find information about our school and where we can communicate with you.
Balmoral is an innovative and forward thinking school. On our site we have both a Primary School and an Intermediate School. Our most recent Education Review Office report highlighted very high student achievement in reading, writing and mathematics and celebrated the fact that we have a “broad and holistic view of success and achievement is integral to the school’s vision, philosophy and culture. Children are active participants in their education where curiosity, challenge, critical thinking and creativity are valued outcomes. The school promotes the joy of learning.”
We are continually looking for ways to improve and develop our curriculum in order to ensure that our students are engaged, challenged and thinking. Again, this was highlighted by the Education Review office: “The school’s curriculum design draws on research and current educational thinking to meet the learning needs and aspirations of students and parents. It provides students with opportunities to learn, achieve and progress through the breadth and depth of the NZC.” To read the latest report, please click on the link: https://www.ero.govt.nz/review-reports/balmoral-school-auckland-20-12-2018/
The vision for our school is simple, “To value diversity and to develop curious, confident and connected learners”.
Our school is a place where children can obtain the highest quality education. It is a place where students and teachers feel challenged and safe, can innovate, make mistakes and achieve great things. Staff love their work and children want to learn. It is a place where people feel a sense of belonging, good friends are made, and great stories will be told. A place where children and teachers can gain a greater understanding of the world around them, and where parents play an active role in supporting their children’s learning. Together we respect the concept of diversity, celebrate who we are and discover our nation’s heritage.
I look forward to meeting both you and your child in the near future.