Freemans Bay School
The Freemans Bay Curriculum engages, empowers and enriches our students. Our values are Respect, Honesty, Friendship, Reaching for Success and Celebrating Cultural Diversity. The school is situated on the edge of the Central Business District not far from Ponsonby Road. Freemans Bay School is a medium sized primary school with approximately 420 students. Students from many ethnic backgrounds attend Freemans Bay School which makes our school an exciting and vibrant place to be.
We are a well-resourced school with a well-stocked library, extensive grounds with large mature trees and very good sporting facilities. We have a strong commitment to resourcing future orientated learning. All classrooms have interactive computer boards, i-pads, a range of netbooks and access to digital cameras and i-pods.
The school currently comprises of twenty classrooms. The school is organised into four areas: Whänau (family or school teams) Rau for children from New Entrants to Year 2; Whänau Puna for Years 3 and Year 4; Whänau Wai for children in Years 5 and Year 6. This composite two-year structure enables our school to provide support and extension for your child in a family group setting. Whänau Ata is the school’s Mäori Immersion Unit for Years 1 to Year 6. Our unit was the first Maori language unit established in Central Auckland. Currently this unit teaches over eighty percent of the New Zealand Curriculum in Maori.
Our school has a commitment to high academic standards and an expectation that all children will succeed. Professional development for staff is on future oriented learning which encompasses e-learning, thinking and Assessment for Learning. Many of our staff continues post graduate study, which ensures that our teaching is based on National and International research on best educational practice.
At Freemans Bay School, we have made a strategic effort towards strengthening future orientated learning using e-learning tools to support our personalised learning environment through e-reflections and e-feedback. Our school online learning environment, enables students to post reflections on their learning and get feedback from their peers, teachers and parents. We encourage our students to be accountable for their own learning, by documenting learning goals and progressions on our online learning environment.
Schooling is an open partnership between the parents, the child and the school. In order to maximise the learning potential of all children we need to have open communication between all parties. We do want and expect you to be involved in the learning at Freemans Bay School and hope that you will take the time to contribute to our school.
Children leave Freemans Bay School at about 11 years of age to attend Ponsonby Intermediate, Kowhai Intermediate or Pasadena Intermediate.