Our Learning

At Cockle Bay School we use an inquiry based approach to learning.  It is driven by students' curiosity about the world around them. It encourages connection, co-operation, and collaboration by allowing students to pose and solve problems together and with their communities in shared, authentic learning experiences.

To guide the students through the learning we have developed our own inquiry model.


Learner Profile

At the heart of all learning at Cockle Bay School is the Cockle Bay Learner Profile which is made up of the 4Cs (Collaboration, Caring, Continuous Improvement, Celebration) the skills (critical and creative thinking, responsible, knowledgeable, autonomous learner, connected).

Central to this is our Whakatauki: Children and their learning is at the heart of all we do.

Specialist Programmes

At Cockle Bay School we offer three Specialist Programmes for your child - Music, Physical Education, Dance and Drama.  

These specialist programmes are taught by expert teachers and our students attend Physical Education and Music classes for 45 minutes a week and Dance and Drama 45 minutes one Term per year.