Literacy & Numeracy: The Foundation


In literacy, children learn about, enjoy and use language and literature in a variety of ways: orally, visually and through reading and writing. By engaging with books and texts, magazines and newspapers; students become better speakers and listeners, writers and readers, presenters and viewers.

At Kaingaroa School we look at ways we can integrate literacy in authentic contexts across the curriculum - to include subjects like science, maths, inquiry, technology and the arts.

We approach literacy through the dimensions of effective practice:

  • Knowledge of the learner (including what motivates them to learn)

  • Knowledge of literacy (reading, writing, speaking and visual language)

  • Understanding and using good literacy strategies

  • Engaging learners with relevant texts

  • Understanding the expectations in literacy

  • Partnerships with whanau

We aim to grow in our students a love of literacy, which motivates them to find out more and supports them to be successful as they move from primary school into the wider world.


We use a problem solving and mixed grouping approach to develop good mathematician skills.

We aim for all students to be confident at using these skills through the eight mathematical practices:

How you can help at home

Take a look at core Maths apps and websites you can visit