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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

The opportunity to thrive, not just survive

These turbulent times mean it has never been more important to carefully consider your children’s well-being and happiness. So many children are anxious about the future. To equip them to thrive in a world of change and uncertainty, in 2009 we created a school that first and foremost builds their inner strength and social skills. From that base of deep inner knowing they are able to produce outstanding academic results.

One of the key strengths we focus on is resilience. Like the other Seven Oaks strengths, this is not a separate topic simply bolted on to the regular curriculum; the principles that grow resilience have consciously been built into our day-to-day educational programme and into the caring, respectful way our carefully selected team of talented and committed educators interact with each student.

Seven Oaks is the school we would all have benefited from when we were young: small class sizes, a caring approach and respect for individuality are at the foundation of our vibrant community. We think all children can achieve their potential with our advanced educational model, so we keep our fees low to make it accessible to more families. If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch.

Jeremy Orczy
Seven Oaks School Principal
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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

The education

we all wish for

These turbulent times mean it has never been more important to carefully consider your children’s well-being and happiness. So many children are anxious about the future. To equip them to prosper in a world of change and uncertainty, in 2009 we created a school that first and foremost builds their inner strength and social skills. From that base of deep inner knowing they are able to produce outstanding academic results.

One of the key strengths we focus on is resilience. Like the other Seven Oaks strengths, this is not a separate topic simply bolted on to the regular curriculum; the principles that grow resilience have consciously been built into our day-to-day educational programme and into the caring, respectful way our carefully selected team of talented and committed educators interact with each student.

Seven Oaks is the school we would all have benefited from when we were young: small class sizes, a caring approach and respect for individuality are at the foundation of our vibrant community. We think all children can achieve their potential with our advanced educational model, so we keep our fees low to make it accessible to more families. If you would like to find out more, please do get in touch.

Jeremy Orczy
Principal
Seven strengths we build at Seven Oaks »

Developing the skills to thrive

Brilliant Curriculum »

Learn about our progressive curriculum

Parents' stories »

Read more about our holistic approach

Small classes

Low ratios enable educators to get to know students and properly meet their needs

Real-world learning

Students learn better when they understand how knowledge can be applied

Academic results

Check out our outstanding academic results and ERO report findings
Y0-2 | Ages 5-7

These early years are critical to developing a positive sense of identity at school – finding their own happy place in the wider world of learning

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Y3-4 | Ages 7-9

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

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Y5-6 | Ages 9-11

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

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Y7-8 | Ages 11-13

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

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School news and events

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3 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

3 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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4 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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4 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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7 months ago

Seven Oaks School

This term the tamariki in the Senior Project Class have chosen to be part of a Junior Master Chef option. Each week they are given challenges, where they use their imagination and creativity to produce wonderful results. The challenge this week was 'Eggs', where they needed to produce a meal using eggs. The winning group made ravioli from scratch.....delicious! ... See MoreSee Less

8 months ago

Seven Oaks School

Learning outdoors is always so enjoyable, and there are so many things that feed into different curriculum areas. We try and get students out there as often as possible. Recently, they have been inspecting the eels we found in our spring, picking sweet and fragrant cranberries – also called Chilean guava if you didn't knw – co-operating on sandpit construction projects, and talking about why different leaves have varied appearances and properties. We feel so lucky to have so much nature around us every day. To find out more about our amazing independent school, please get in touch. ... See MoreSee Less

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"My daughter was not coping with the modern learning environment at her school. Moving her to Seven Oaks was the best decision. The nurturing environment with small class sizes and caring educators have transformed my daughter into a happy, confident girl, who looks forward to going to school every day. Highly recommended!"

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