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:

Project List


Year 7



Year 8


Year 9


Year 10




The Human Circus



Flight and Space




Great Books


Narrative Poetry


New Zealand Writing





A Language & Culture


Language of Music or Movement


Maori or Pacific Island Language and Culture



Advanced Language & Culture




Human Beings






An Artist or

An Era


An Ancient Culture




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




Great Scientists






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