Years 5 and 6

HOLISTIC CURRICULUM

Social responsibility is fostered through encouragement to consider their actions and their influence on others from what feels right in their hearts and minds.

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCES

Our caring educators provide genuine support for students' feelings and thoughts about themselves and others as they transition into puberty and head towards secondary school.

PERSONALISED LEARNING

Students learn to use their growing academic and creative abilities to explore ideas and issues that are important to them
Katie
Katie O'Loughlin
YEAR 5-6 EDUCATOR

“It is so important to me that our youth grow and develop in an environment that embraces diversity and helps them reach their full potential whilst engaging with their environment and community.”

Consolidating learning and growing creativity

This is typically a consolidation period for students. They are still in the middle of their creative development phase and are provided with feedback and guidance from trusted educators. Nature is now shifting the brain’s focus from emotional development to the further opening of its rational/logical abilities. Their learning potential is supported through the Feuerstein cognitive development programme.
Developing self-expression and confidence

Reading, writing and maths are a big focus for year 5 and 6 students, and wherever possible learning happens through meaningful real-world experiences. Students regularly meet with their educator to review their learning pathway. Projects, selected by students and guided by educators, are an important factor in growing their creativity and self-expression. Students are guided to learn team skills and leadership skills and are encouraged to grow through personal and group challenges.

“Can’t wait to send our youngest next year!”

We are happy we made the choice to send our 5-year-old son (now 6.5) to Seven Oaks. He has been... Read more

Kurt, parent

“Both our children have thrived”

We chose Seven Oaks because of its holistic, child-centred approach to education. In today’s environment of large class sizes, Seven... Read more

Fiona, parent

“His energy can be focused on learning and not worrying”

Seven Oaks School would have been off my radar had it not been recommended by a leading Christchurch businesssoman, whose... Read more

Di, parent

“Our boys look forward to going to school and they are engaged”

We are delighted with our experience at Seven Oaks School. All of the educators, as well as the head of... Read more

Cecily, parent

“Everything from emotional intelligence to eco-literacy”

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Amazing school. My daughter was not coping well with the modern learning environment at her previous primary school. She was... Read more

Meeghan, parent

“Both of our children instantly felt a strong sense of belonging at their new school”

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Leeane, parent

“We love the wide curriculum”

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Jo, parent

“Our son thrives when he can learn in a hands-on environment”

Seven Oaks has been a fantastic fit for our family. In particular, the play-based learning philosophy for the new entrants... Read more

Matthew, parent

“All about developing more than just educational outcomes!!!” 

The right school... Small class sizes. Play-based learning is developing our child amazingly well. Key element for me is it's... Read more

Liam, parent

“Can’t wait to send our youngest next year!”

We are happy we made the choice to send our 5-year-old son (now 6.5) to Seven Oaks. He has been... Read more

Kurt, parent

“Both our children have thrived”

We chose Seven Oaks because of its holistic, child-centred approach to education. In today’s environment of large class sizes, Seven... Read more

Fiona, parent

“His energy can be focused on learning and not worrying”

Seven Oaks School would have been off my radar had it not been recommended by a leading Christchurch businesssoman, whose... Read more

Di, parent

“Our boys look forward to going to school and they are engaged”

We are delighted with our experience at Seven Oaks School. All of the educators, as well as the head of... Read more

Cecily, parent