Our Curriculum

Birkenhead College offers a comprehensive curriculum closely aligned to The New Zealand Curriculum. Students are at the heart of our teaching and learning program. A variety of alternative pathways with a large number of subjects are available for all students to choose from, allowing them to build on their strengths so that they can leave school as capable, confident and motivated life-long learners.

Our teachers have high academic expectations of every student and are committed to forming strong relationships with all of them. Our teaching approaches capture student interests and strengths and are highly engaging. We encourage innovation, creative thinking and problem solving across the curriculum to help our young students develop into capable, future focused learners who are well equipped for the world of tomorrow.

Our teachers are flexible and adaptive in their efforts to find opportunities for all learners to succeed. Next steps needed to raise achievement are clearly communicated so students grow to be self-assured in their learning. Students are closely monitored academically to ensure they achieve success, and those with special learning needs are supported to achieve the best possible outcomes. 

We welcome and value a close relationship with our students’ parents and whanau, to work together, to enhance your child’s achievement.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​