Our learning day is adjusted to meet the needs of our students. We prioritise writing, reading, phonics/spelling, movement/fitness and maths each day. The core curriculum subjects  are also balanced by a rich wider curriculum focus and each term we have an inquiry topic that allows our students an opportunity to explore and learn about different curriculum areas.

Play based learning is a key component of our junior school classrooms.  Throughout the day children have the opportunity to play and develop the key competencies such as managing self, relating to others and participating and contributing. 

This also allows children to follow their own interests and develop friendships within the classroom.  Our junior students also participate in a movement programme twice per week.  This is to develop the gross motor skills, co-ordination and core strength that is required for a child to learn to read, write and solve mathematical problems. 

Each year our Ramarama Curriculum has a focus on Science, Social Sciences, The Arts and Health & PE



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

  • Swimming
  • ECCS Sports 
  • Life Education- Week 4

  • ECCS Sports
  • Year 6-8 Camp Bentzon- Week 9 
  • School Production practices 
  • School Cross Country

  • ECCS Sports
  • Calf Club Day 
  • School Speeches & Poems 
  • School Production- performance
  • Grandparents Day
  • Te wiki o te reo Māori

  • ECCS Sports
  • Flower Show- Week 2
  • Graduation Dinner 
  • Year 8 Day Out
  • Junior & Senior Prizegiving


Major Focus


Social Sciences- Whakapapa me te whanaungatanga | Culture and identity. 

Major Focus


Music & Drama 


Major Focus


Science- Material World 


Major Focus


Health- Healthy communities and environments.