Each board of trustees, through the principal and staff, is required to develop and implement a curriculum for students in years 1-13:
- that is underpinned by and consistent with the principles
- in which the values are encouraged and modelled and are explored by students
- that supports students to develop the key competencies.
Each board of trustees, through the principal and staff, is required to provide all students in years 1-10 with effectively taught programmes of learning in:
- The arts
- Health and physical education
- Mathematics and statistics
- Social sciences
When designing and reviewing their curriculum, schools select achievement objectives from each area in response to the identified interests and learning needs of their students.
Note: All schools with students in years 7-10 should be working towards offering students opportunities for learning a second or subsequent language. Teaching programmes should be based on the learning languages statement and the achievement objectives for this learning area. Teaching programmes for students in years 11-13 should be based, in the first instance, on the appropriate national curriculum statements.
Each board of trustees, through the principal and staff, is required:
- to gather information that is sufficiently comprehensive to enable evaluation of student progress and achievement
- to identify students and groups of students who are not achieving, who are at risk of not achieving, or who have special needs and to identify aspects of the curriculum that require particular attention
- in consultation with the school's Maori community, to develop and make known its plans and targets for improving the achievement of Maori students.
Each board of trustees, through the principal and staff, is required to implement its curriculum in accordance with the priorities set out in the National Education Goals and the National Administration Guidelines.