Bombay School - Our Best Always - Ake Runga - Years 0 to 8

Our School - Curriculum

School Curriculum 

Bombay's Learners are provided with an integrated curriculum based on contexts that are authentic and meaningful for 21st-century learners. Explicit teaching of reading, writing and mathematics, in particular, occurs within these contexts.

  • Literacy - reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and presenting information.

  • Numeracy - number, statistics, geometry, measurement.

  • Inquiry - undertaking an investigation usually based around a science, social studies or technology topic.

  • eLearning in Context - Bombay students use a range of IT tools in context to support their learning. In so doing they also learn specific IT related skills.

  • Healthy Living - personal care, safety, nutrition, physical education and sport. 

  • The Arts - visual art, music, drama and dance.

Learner Support

Delivery of the Health Curriculum

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  • Requirements are outlined by classroom teachers at the beginning of the school year.

Sporting and Cultural Opportunities

  • Bombay's Learners are provided with opportunities to participate in syndicate and school-wide sporting events.
  • Year 4-8 Bombay Learners participate in school and interschool sports including swimming, winter codes, cross country, and athletics.
  • We vary between syndicate concerts and school-wide productions.

Educational Trips (EOTC)

The process of learning and understanding is greatly enhanced by direct experience.  It is likely that your child will have the opportunity to participate in educational trips.  Parent support is often needed with transport and supervision and written notification regarding class visits will be sent home by teachers concerned.  Your assistance will be highly valued.

Camps start at year 3 with an on-site camp on the school field.  Year 4-8 have a camp each year. The location is planned in term one, with most camps taking place in term 4.

Reporting to Parents

  • Three Way Conferences, attended by the child, parents and teacher are held at least twice a year.
  • Seesaw is a digital platform that we use for communicating each child's progress and achievement in aspects of the curriculum.  This provides parents with real-time feedback and insight into your child's work and school life. 
  • We have a formal summary which is produced in June and December and which should be viewed in conjunction with Seesaw to give you a holistic picture of your child's progress.

English for Speakers of Other Languages - E.S.O.L.

  • Additional learning support is provided for children whose first language is not English.
  • Specially trained teachers/teacher aides provide in-class and/or withdrawal group support for speaking, reading and writing in English.
  • English Language Learning Progressions (E.L.L.P) are used by classroom teachers to plan and deliver learning programmes appropriate to the stage and mastery level of each child's spoken and written English.

Reading Recovery

  • A specialist teacher provides 1 to 1 Reading Recovery tuition for the lowest achieving six-year-old children on a daily basis for 20 weeks.

Learning Assistants

  • Learning Assistants/ Teacher Aides work either in-class or in a withdrawal group situation to assist children who need additional support with aspects of their learning or self-management.

Para-professional Support

Specialist staff are available upon application to work with staff and children to meet identified personal, social or learning needs.

  • R.T.L.B Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour
  • R.T.Lit Resource Teacher of Literacy
  • Speech Therapists
  • Special Education Psychologists and Caseworkers
  • Physical Disabilities Service - Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists
35 Paparata Road, Bombay 2675
P 09 236 1012 | F 09 236 0458 | E