At Summit Point, we are re-thinking education for the world that your child will live in. Our integrated curriculum is built around how the brain learns, using a framework developed by visionary educator Mark Treadwell.
Your child will build ever deeper understanding, and apply that understanding creatively across the strands of language, literature and literacy. They will become increasingly able to be independent lifelong learners through explicit competencies and skills far beyond the traditional New Zealand Curriculum. Our students will become highly capable of successfully transitioning into 21st century communities and workplaces.
PRINCIPLES OF OUR INTEGRATED CURRICULUM
Realising learning capacity: Neuro-diverse learners develop their confidence through living and learning with a growth mindset. Your child will use progressions to inform their next steps, realising their hidden potential and stretching themselves to achieve and flourish in all learning areas.
Collaborating: Learners who actively participate and collaborate value the needs of the group over the aspirations of the individual. At Summit Point, your child will understand that the more complex a problem, the more likely that collaboration will yield more beneficial results. They will develop common shared understandings, values and goals, respecting and empathising with others, and consistently setting high standards with each other.
Making meaning: Learners who make meaning are inquirers. Your child will problem solve, question, investigate and make decisions using processes, thinking tools and a range of learning strategies. We help them think deeply to build on their prior knowledge, make connections to expand their own knowledge and grow conceptual understandings.
Breaking new trails: Learners break trails to become self-aware of their own abilities. Most importantly, your child will be challenged and motivated to investigate new ideas, pursue personal interests and strive towards personal bests in life and learning.
"We were desperate to help our son’s self-esteem and confidence. Enrolling him at Summit Point restored his belief in himself."
"Being encouraged to demonstrate his knowledge using educational technology has helped remove barriers to my child’s learning and made him less anxious about tests and assessment."
"The teachers at Summit Point go above and beyond to nurture the different learning styles of students."
"Rebecca supported us to understand our child’s strengths and challenges and find a way to foster his love of learning."
"We have been working with Summit for almost a term and my word, our daughter has come a long way since she started at the school."
"It’s a hard decision sending your child to a ‘special’ school, but now we’re out the other side, we realise how much our daughter needed the attention and environment that Summit Point offers."
"Her time at Summit gave our daughter the space and time to learn at her own pace, be recognised for her talents and participate in the running of the school."
"Graduating from Summit, our child is a confident learner and has a range of strategies which have helped her transition to high school."