Learning at
Bellevue School

Learning environment

At Bellevue School we place the learner at the centre, supporting the growth of the whole child. We foster learning focused relationships, have an unwavering belief in all our ākonga, and build on the special qualities that each child brings.

We believe in building student voice and independence and encourage students’ different learning styles within all our classrooms.

Through Play Based Learning and Student Inquiry, we provide children the opportunity to explore, problem solve, think critically and creatively and collaborate with others.

What are some of the benefits of how we teach?

  • Children have choice about where and how they work
  • Collaboration is fostered and children are encouraged to help and support each other in their learning
  • Learning can be personalised and tailored to suit different needs
  • Learners are encouraged to self-manage and self-direct their learning
  • Choice, flexibility and options encourage high levels of engagement


Home Learning

Access to our home learning resources for each of our 5 teams.

Click on the team links below to open an interactive pdf.
Explore the image(s) as they are full of live links to different learning resources.

E-learning and ICT

We are fortunate at Bellevue to have a generous number of e-learning devices throughout the school. Devices are used for designing, researching, presenting, creating and collaborating with peers, teachers and whānau.

Classes utilise devices in the ways that best suit the learners and their needs. However, classes will mainly use iPads with some chrome books utilised as well.


Key competencies


The New Zealand Curriculum outlines five key competencies, which are described as the capabilities people have, and need to develop, to live and learn today and in the future.
Students at bellevue School will have the opportunity to learn through using the Key Competencies


The five Key Competencies are:

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



At Bellevue School we provide a rich and varied curriculum which is integrated through our Inquiry learning and Ako Takaro (play learning). The following curriculum areas are taught at Bellevue School, as outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • The Arts (Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Art)
  • Technology
  • Te Reo/Tikanga Maori
  • Health & PE

Learning support

We are fortunate to have a full time learning support coordinator who is based at Bellevue School. This enables us to work closely with all stakeholders to ensure that we are catering for those students with additional learning needs.

We have a trained Reading Recovery teacher on site, who works one-on-one with children to provide extra literacy support.

We provide extra programmes such as “Seasons For Growth” to support social and emotional needs across the school.