Karori Normal School

The Curriculum



 New Zealand Curriculum  


The Curriculum at Karori Normal School  is based on the New Zealand Curriculum document and reflects the Values of Karori Normal School.



Bowling Metaphor

Learning through play – What's it all about?

NZC Key Competencies 
Te Whariki



Critical, creative thinkers


When should a child learn to write?


PLAYed (The importance of play in early child development)


The First Two Years at School 1950s

Vauxall Primary school

What 3 to 7 year olds need to learn 

Play is Learning

NZ research into formal teaching of reading

New Entrant classrooms in the remaking

Sharing KNS Implementation of UDL with Colleagues

Getting started with the Implementation of UDL

UDL as our professional learning focus

Students experience of UDL in the classroom

How UDL has influenced my practice


Facts about your brain


 CORE Education - Lynne Silcock

Concepts at KNS


Our concepts of Change, Systems, Cause and Effect, Identity and Diversity give plenty of scope to draw on individual, community, national and global issues. Here are the understandings that are aimed for within selected concept and contexts. 

Change: The act, process, or result of altering or modifying.

Our world is changing and I can help make a difference.

Things that I do can change the future.

When making changes to my world I need to do so responsibly.

Diversity: Recognising the differences within and between groups and the relationship to time and/or place.

Living things are suited to their particular habitat and they respond to environmental changes, both natural and human induced.

Cause and Effect: Knowing why something happens or happened, or what happened as the result of something else.

My actions affect the people, places and environment around me.

Lifestyle choices impact on myself, others and the world.

Systems: A process or anything working together as part of a mechanism or an interconnecting whole.

There are different systems in our communities.

There are systems in place in our communities so we can meet our needs and wants.

There are interconnected systems in place in our communities so that our economy can grow.