Our comprehensive teaching programmes are based on the New Zealand Curriculum as prescribed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

The New Zealand Curriculum Standards are highly regarded internationally.


Core Curriculum — Educating for Excellence

The school curriculum is made up of eight essential learning areas:

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  • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Social Science
  • Health & Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Learning Languages

Underpinning the curriculum areas are five key competencies:

  • Thinking
  • Understanding language, symbols and texts
  • Relating to others
  • Managing self
  • Participating & contributing

Enrichment Programmes

In addition to the core curriculum, St Heliers School provides a wide range of experiences

and resources to foster student learning.


For information about Enrichment Programmes Click here


Second Language Programme               

Mandarin is offered to Year 5 to Year 8 students.  


A Mandarin Learning Assistant is employed to assist with the delivery of the programme.


Cultural Learning

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Aotearoa New Zealand has a proud bi-cultural history. At St Heliers School our students are exposed to a range of cultural experiences relating to Tikanga, Te Reo and Te Ao Māori.


We aim to uphold all of the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.