Ako Orewa is an approach to learning that directly reflects the expectations of the New Zealand curriculum. Students take ownership of their learning and development in that they are encouraged to reflect on their own learning processes and to learn 'how to learn'. They are self-motivated with a ‘can-do’ attitude and see themselves as capable of self-assessment. They establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects and set high standards. They have strategies for meeting challenges designed in response to their identified interests and their own learning needs.
Ako Orewa is the learning programme of Orewa College. It recognises that individual content will differ between courses but also instills an expectation that each student will understand:
Their own learning process:
A common language of learning
Their learning environment
Their tools and skills to enhance learning
Understanding these learning elements provides a sound base for future learning in different situations. You are encouraged to discuss these expectations with your child as opportunities arise in their day to day lives.