‘Values are deeply held beliefs about what is important or desirable. They are expressed through the ways in which people think and act.’ (The New Zealand Curriculum, MoE 2007)
The Boulcott School CHEER values are at the heart of everything we do:
The New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies. People use these competencies “to live, learn, work, and contribute as active members of their communities.” The New Zealand Curriculum Ministry of Education (2007), p.12
The key competences are:
Thinking; Using language, symbols and texts; Managing self; Relating to others; and Participating and contributing.
We incorporate the key competencies within all teaching programmes and see them ‘lived’ as part of the CHEER Values. They are specifically unpacked in school-wide inquiry investigations and further developed at syndicate and class level.