Knowledge - Character - Relationships

Tautimai ki a Ngā Manu Nui.  In the Ngā Manu Nui learning space we teach Year 2-3 learners with a collaborative team approach.  We are passionate about providing a programme that supports our tamariki to be actively involved their learning journey, creating experiences and supporting children as they add to their Knowledge, Character and Relationships Kete.

In Ngā Manu Nui we offer a play based learning approach through our ‘Exploration’ programme where the children’s own areas of interest provide a weekly/fortnightly Learning Context (topic focus).  Our tamariki have opportunities to drive their own learning by engaging with resources and activities that are chosen to stimulate curiosity, encourage teamwork and to deepen our learners understanding of the world around them.  

Sitting alongside Exploration is our instructional programme where foundation skills in the core curriculum areas are taught, working in small groups, with individuals, in whānau and in whole class settings.  We use a variety of teaching approaches including visual, aural, physical, verbal and social to ensure that all learners have opportunities to succeed.

We actively encourage ākonga to be risk takers and to be respectful.  Learning is a journey and a process, and in Ngā Manu Nui we guide our learners as they move towards taking greater responsibility for managing themselves, their belongings and our shared environment.  Through the Three Kete we support our tamariki emotionally, physically and academically to be the very best that they can be.


Our People

We have a great team behind us here at Southbrook School. Our staff are passionate about education and love teaching in and supporting our school and students.

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Our Students

Our students are what makes our school. Watching them form their education is what motivates us. Seeing the kids grow is an awesome privilege.




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