Learning Principles

Moving All Children Forward

We have high expectations for all students, and we work with the Te Iti Kahurangi Community of Learning to create easy transitions between ECE, Primary, Intermediate and Secondary School. Our goal is to impart a life-long passion for learning and to enable our students to achieve success in whatever they take on in later life.

Measuring Results

We use a range of testing tools to ensure our teaching team can see what works and what doesn’t for each child. Tools used include PAT (Progressive Achievement Test) and ICAS (formerly Australasian Schools Competitions), covering subjects in English, Maths and Science.

Student progress and results are now recorded in the eTAP Student Management System for increased ability to analyse and report on student achievement.


Gifted & Talented and Additional Programmes

Gifted and talented children at Oranga School are those who, regardless of differences, have potential or demonstrate exceptional performance in one of the following areas:


- General or specific academic aptitude

- Creative ability

- Leadership ability 

- Visual or performing arts, including cultural arts

- Physical activity

- Technological ability

Both withdrawal and in-class programmes will be used to develop those children's potential and self motivation using available staff strengths and those from the wider community. 

Latest ERO Report

You can read our latest and previous ERO reports here.

Celebrating Learning

We use SEESAW to share the learning that is happening in our classes. Please talk to your child's teacher about how to access this.