Our Curriculum

At Fergusson Intermediate our teachers are committed to providing a rich, holistic place based local curriculum that engages our young people and provokes their curiosity. Our content, contexts, resources and delivery are all geared towards motivating and engaging the emerging adolescent. At this age (Years 10-13) the social and emotional brain is in overdrive and our programmes are designed to provide our students with opportunities to connect, collaborate and celebrate with other people both inside and outside the classroom.

Literacy and numeracy skills (foundation skills) are explicitly taught and used to support the learning across the curriculum. We use the assessment provided by our contributing schools to ensure our programmes match the needs of the students from day one. We have a strong focus on tracking and reporting on “value added” over the students two years with us at Fergusson Intermediate School.

Engage the World, Change the World.

Over the two years at Fergusson Intermediate our students will use their skills and knowledge to conduct inquiries in the following areas:

Ma pango ma whero, ka oti te mahi….. With black and with red the work is completed

Year A (Whero) PATHWAY 1

Tūrangawaewae

Understanding where I stand

Where we stand, we listen

Kaitiakitanga

Caring for people and place

Our wonderful world

Whakapūawai

Flourishing ever forward

The future is circular

This is us

Reflecting on our year of learning, progress and achievement

Celebrate and share our success

Year B (Pango) PATHWAY 2

Tūrangawaewae

Understanding where I stand

Being in and of this world

Kaitiakitanga

Caring for people and place

Think globally, Act locally

Whakapūawai

Flourishing ever forward


Future Horizons

This is us

Reflecting on our year of learning, progress and achievement

Celebrate and share our success

More information about these learning concepts / Big Ideas can be found here: Pūtātara

New Pedagogies for Deep Learning (NPDL)

We started our journey as a Deep Learning school in 2018 and now have the key elements of Deep Learning embedded in our practice.

There are four Learning Design Elements:

  1. Pedagogical Practices
  2. Leveraging the Digital
  3. Learning Partnerships
  4. Learning Environments

Deep Learning centers around the development of six universal competencies
Character. Citizenship. Collaboration. Critical Thinking. Communication. Creativity.

These support and further develop our Aotearoa New Zealand Key Competencies:

  • Thinking
  • Relating to others
  • Using language, symbols, and texts
  • Managing self
  • Participating and contributing

As well as the Cultural Competencies found in Tātaiako:

  • Manaakitanga
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Ako
  • Wānanga
  • Tangata Whenuatanga

Visual Arts

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Music

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Design Technology

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Digital Technology

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Food & Fabric Technology

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Performing Arts

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STEAM

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