Ngaio School

Our Place to Learn

Home Learning Programmes in Kakapo and Tui

STRIVE: (Start Out, Think, Relate, Investigate, Value, Excel)

STRIVE is a challenge-based home learning programme. We were inspired by Neill O'Reilly at Windsor School and Clarkville School. We want children to develop the values and Key Competencies in the New Zealand Curriculum through relevant and interesting contexts. The goals of STRIVE are:

  • to recognise the learning that children already do outside of school, and to encourage them to extend themselves in these areas
  • to challenge children to try new things
  • to encourage children to contribute to their family, school and community
  • to enablge children to discover, develop and showcase their talents.

At the beginning of Years 3-6 children are given an optional STRIVE booklet.  The booklet is explained to children at school and is part of our annual meet the teacher evenings.