Bradford in Action

Bradford’s culture is based around the School Values of:

Bradford’s culture is based around the School Values of:

  • We Care
  • We Grow
  • He Waka eke Noa (we’re all in this together)


Every week we come together for our Values Assembly where we focus on an aspect of our values to weave into our learning and play  in the classroom, playground and day to day interactions with others.

Our curriculum is based around rich authentic learning experiences that develop us as a whole.  The key competencies of:

  • Managing Self
  • Relating to others
  • Thinking
  • Participating and Contributing
  • Language, Symbols and Text


are woven into our learning programmes.  We believe wholeheartedly with The New Zealand Curriculum that these competencies are required for active and positive contribution within our society.  That they are not separate or stand-alone. That they are the key to learning in every learning area.

Here at Bradford we provide many daily opportunities for our learners to practise and model the K.Cs.  We are particularly proud of programmes such as:

  • Buddy Learning and Social Programmes
  • Student Leadership Roles and Opportunities
  • Our School Council
  • Our EOTC opportunities
  • Our Arts Programme
  • Our Kapahaka
  • Buzzy Bees  (Transition to School Programme)


If you would like more information about any of these opportunities then please contact us.