PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGE

EMPOWERING CHILDREN IN TODAY’S TURBULENT WORLD

These challenging times mean it has never been more important to carefully consider children’s wellbeing and happiness. So many people, both young and old, are anxious about the future. That’s why in 2009 we created a school that is truly different: prioritising the development of inner strength and social skills that can empower children to build the peaceful, tolerant world most of us yearn for.

We have a strong focus on resilience. This is not just a module bolted on to the regular curriculum; it has been deliberately and carefully built into our day-to-day educational programme and into the caring, respectful way our team of talented and committed educators support each student.

Small class sizes enable our educators to deliver our advanced, holistic curriculum in a way that is personalised to each child. This allows us to support them on their unique path and make the academic curriculum meaningful through real-world experiences.

We keep our fees as low as possible to make this opportunity accessible to more families. If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch.

Jeremy Orczy
Seven Oaks School Principal
INSPIRING

HOLISTIC CURRICULUM

Our skilled educators are able to push the boundaries of their students’ imagination
ENGAGING

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES

Students choose what interests them and we help them build and extend their abilities
NURTURING

PERSONALISED LEARNING

Our small classes and caring educators help students get the most out of school

Our principal Jeremy is happy to show you around and answer your questions

UNIQUE LEARNING PATHS

THE SEVEN OAKS JOURNEY
TO BRILLIANCE

Children move through many crucial, short-lived developmental stages on their path to adulthood. Psychologists believe each stage provides the foundation for future stages, and that missing stages can limit future development.

The learning journey at Seven Oaks is designed to optimise the brain’s natural development, while honouring each individual and the natural variations each child experiences along their pathway.

Each student at Seven Oaks follows a unique path, moving on to each new stage when they are ready, but the year and age groups are broadly outlined below.

AGES 5 – 7

YEARS 0 - 2

These early years are critical to developing a positive sense of identity at school – our caring community makes the transition easy for the child and their parents/caregivers
AGES 7 – 9

YEARS 3 - 4

Exploring and observing, discovering and explaining – lots of hands-on experiences and activities give a practical and personalised context to emerging academic skills
AGES 9 – 11

YEARS 5 - 6

With a strong focus on creativity and self-expression, team and leadership skills and personal growth, we encourage social responsibility and ask students to listen to their hearts and minds
AGES 11 – 13

YEARS 7 - 8

As our students start to look towards new horizons, we ensure their skills are cemented and encourage independence, confidence and respect for others and the environment

Considering a new school is a big deal – you’re welcome to ask questions or come and visit

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

School performance is traditionally measured by their academic results via Progressive Achievement Tests or other quantitative tests. Seven Oaks scores are outstanding in these tests, however our children’s happiness and parents’ satisfaction are the most important measures that motivate us to evolve and fine-tune the education we offer. Our students’ strong academic results are a natural outcome of the attention we pay to their social and emotional growth.

Educator’s communication

Holistic growth focus

Experiential learning

Quality of education

What parents say

Seven Oaks Progressive Achievement Test (PAT) Results 2019

(Percentage above national average by length of time at Seven Oaks)

This graph illustrates the typical growth in academic results according to how long students have spent at Seven Oaks – the longer they spend at Seven Oaks the stronger their academic results.

Based on our PAT scores, students who start at year 1 are likely to be almost 60% above the national average by the time they finish year 8.

LIFE AT SEVEN OAKS

NEWS & EVENTS

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4 weeks ago

Seven Oaks School

The World Peace Game

At Seven Oaks School every child plays the World Peace Game when they become senior students (Year 6 to 8 students). It is a five-day, 15 hour game.

The World Peace Game is a geopolitical simulation in which the children are asked to solve 50 interlocking world problems, while at the same time, raising the country budget of all nations.

This is a wonderful experience for the children especially during these challenging political and socioeconomic times in the world. The appropriateness of the World Peace Game is of tangible relevance to our school community and the society at large. It is very complex and involved.

The children will find ways to approach problem solving and solution finding while learning to speak the language of co-operation and emotional intelligence. We have noticed that the children's resilience and perseverance are also repeatedly tested. There is some great learning happening.
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The World Peace Game

At Seven Oaks School every child plays the World Peace Game when they become senior students (Year 6 to 8 students). It is a five-day, 15 hour game. 

The World Peace Game is a geopolitical simulation in which the children are asked to solve 50 interlocking world problems, while at the same time, raising the country budget of all nations. 

This is a wonderful experience for the children especially during these challenging political and socioeconomic times in the world. The appropriateness of the World Peace Game is of tangible relevance to our school community and the society at large. It is very complex and involved.

The children will find ways to approach problem solving and solution finding while learning to speak the language of co-operation and emotional intelligence. We have noticed that the childrens resilience and perseverance are also repeatedly tested. There is some great learning happening.

1 month ago

Seven Oaks School

We have an Open Day this term on Thursday the 25th of May.

At the Open Day, there will be a presentation that will cover our philosophy and curriculum, then a guided tour of the school. Afterwards there will be time for a cup of tea and a chat.

If you are interested, please feel free to get in touch with Jeremy or Diane at the office. Our phone number is: 377-8603, my email is: principal@sevenoaks.school.nz
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We have an Open Day this term on Thursday the 25th of May. 

At the Open Day, there will be a presentation that will cover our philosophy and curriculum, then a guided tour of the school. Afterwards there will be time for a cup of tea and a chat.

If you are interested, please feel free to get in touch with Jeremy or Diane at the office. Our phone number is: 377-8603, my email is: principal@sevenoaks.school.nz

9 months ago

Seven Oaks School

We have an Open Day next term on Friday the 4th of November.

There will be a presentation that will cover our philosophy and curriculum, then a guided tour of the school. Afterwards there will be time for a cup of tea and a chat.

If you are interested, please feel free to get in touch with Jeremy
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We have an Open Day next term on Friday the 4th of November.

There will be a presentation that will cover our philosophy and curriculum, then a guided tour of the school. Afterwards there will be time for a cup of tea and a chat.

If you are interested, please feel free to get in touch with Jeremy

9 months ago

Seven Oaks School

This term our Outdoor option are taking bouldering lessons. Not only is bouldering a good physical challenge for the children but it is also a great mental challenge. There is a lot of problem solving to be done when climbing a set route and the children have loved the challenge so far.

Each week the children show great improvement in their skill set and they are becoming excellent communicators whilst helping their peers solve the problem on the wall.
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10 months ago

Seven Oaks School

Engaging students with maths takes imagination and organisation. Having small classes makes it easier to create and manage small groups, and it is always so effective for learning. These students are working hard, while also feeling relaxed and positive about their progress – ka pai! To find out how the philosophy and culture of Seven Oaks School could benefit your child, please contact us.
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Engaging students with maths takes imagination and organisation. Having small classes makes it easier to create and manage small groups, and it is always so effective for learning. These students are working hard, while also feeling relaxed and positive about their progress – ka pai! To find out how the philosophy and culture of Seven Oaks School could benefit your child, please contact us. 
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10 months ago

Seven Oaks School

At Seven Oaks, the children in the senior classes have an outdoor or onsite programme option.

In the outdoor programme, the children go offsite three days a week from 11am to 3pm. From 9am to 10:30am they do literacy and maths.

In term 1, the children did a beach focus. They learnt to surf, cleaned up beaches, learnt about the environment and erosion, and many other activities.

Over the course of term 2, the outdoor option class prepared themselves for a three-day tramp at Mount Sommers.

They learnt all the skills needed to embark on the adventure including; navigation, camp cooking and bush survival skills. The children also learnt about our native plants and wildlife and how to protect these. Through engaging in these sessions, the class used their mathematical thinking, creativity and created a strong sense of whānaungatanaga.

The children grew socially and emotionally, and became a tight knit group that were able to support each consistently and successfully work together.

They spent the days exploring the native bush, water caves and crossing swing bridges and our evenings were spent playing spotlight, cards and of course, toasting Marshmallows on the fire!
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