What We Do
A model for education in the 21st Century
The Villa Education Trust established Mt Hobson Middle School in 2002, where its academic model has been proven. In 2014 the trust opened a Partnership School in South Auckland with a second opening in West Auckland in 2015. The success of these schools has led to an increased roll at both sites for this academic year (2016). In addition, this year the Trust has launched the Villa NCEA Academy (VNA) at Mt Hobson Middle School, offering NCEA levels 1-3 for students in Years 11-13.
What we do:Most schools are based on a 19th Century model and build innovations on old foundations. The Villa Education Trust model, for Years 7-10, was created to suit students learning in the 21st Century and brings an ideal means of teaching and learning in the information age.
The programme involves all students in fantastic learning experiences and caters for all intelligence traits and learning styles. Academic standards are high and expectations of the students are both demanding and fully supported. Teaching staff are given minimal administrative tasks as their prime focus is to teach to the very best of their ability.
Our model works by bringing the outside world into the classroom and by taking the classroom outside. Through a unique day structure, we ensure students are highly engaged throughout the school day.
International coverage, of what we do: http://www.realcleareducation.com/articles/2015/11/06/what_makes_for_great_education_in_our_schools_a_lesson_from_new_zealand_1240.html
Villa Education Trust schools....
- Provide a core programme that consists of Mathematics, English, Science, Social Studies and Technology
- Develop students' independent learning skills, through cross-curricular projects.
- Are inclusive of, and work closely with, families and the local community.
- Track and support students after they have moved to their Year 11-13 schools.
- Have state-of-the-art ICT.
To find out more, please browse this website or view the following links:
Click to go to the South Auckland Middle School website
Click to go to the Mt Hobson Middle School website (incorporating the Villa NCEA Academy).
Click to go to the Middle School West Auckland website.