Integrated and Project-Based Curriculum

What is an Integrated Curriculum?

Our model integrates Mathematics, Science, English, Social Studies and Technology. We treat knowledge as being seamless and interrelated. An integrated curriculum is a means of breaking down the artificial barriers between subjects as they have been traditionally taught. It is also an effective way of broadening the possible topics that may be learned and investigated. Within our model, all eight of the Essential Learning Areas of the NZ Curriculum are covered at the appropriate levels.

What is a Project-Based Curriculum?

A project-based curriculum treats the investigation of a topic as the basis for learning. There are eight projects per year level. Within each topic, teaching staff identify the areas of the NZ Curriculum that need to be overtly taught. Each project provides the students with the opportunity to direct their own learning and work to a depth and breadth that is difficult to achieve within a traditional structure.

Key benefits                                             excellence awards kids

Learning skills are enhanced:

Goal Setting

  • planning
  • investigative research and presentation
  • computing, etc

Thinking skills are advanced:

  • metacognition
  • evaluation
  • synthesising information, etc.

For enquiries and further information about the Project-Based Curriculum, please email Karen Poole: trust@villaeducation.org.nz

Project List

 

Year 7

 

 

Year 8

 

Year 9

 

Year 10

 

Architecture

 

The Human Circus

 

 

Flight and Space

 

Statistics

 

Great Books

 

Narrative Poetry

 

New Zealand Writing

 

 

Shakespeare

 

A Language & Culture

 

Language of Music or Movement

 

Maori or Pacific Island Language and Culture

 

 

Advanced Language & Culture

 

Plants

 

Human Beings

 

War

 

Reactions

 

An Artist or

An Era

 

An Ancient Culture

 

Archaeology

 

Film or Director or Genre

 

 

Production & Inventions of the Past

 

 

Change through Technology

 

Production of the Present and Future

 

Business in Action

 

New Zealand: Places and People

 

 

The Oceans

 

A People or Country or Time

 

 

Law and Culture

 

Animals

 

Great Scientists

 

Sport

 

Machines

 

To find out more about the Intergrated, Project Based Curriculum, see the documentary on the 'Home' page of this website.