Welcome to Collingwood and our local area school. We are located in a beautiful Tasman area which provides a stimulating backdrop for learning to take place.
As an area school we have students from Years 1 to 13 which means we can offer education for all children without them facing the challenges of having to adjust from one school to another. We have a positive, family atmosphere with regular interactions between all year groups. These include buddy reading, tabloid sports, performing arts and Show Day to name a few. Our school vision is Creative, Collaborative, Connected, Confident. We aim to instil these attributes in our students through all the different opportunities we can offer.
We offer a wide range of subjects for senior secondary qualifications. The traditional ones such as Mathematics, English and Social Sciences sit alongside more specialised ones such as Tourism, Building and Forestry. We endeavor to have our students direct the structure of the senior secondary school by working with them to develop individual programmes. As a result, we are open to exploring other subject options than are traditionally offered if a student shows an interest in them. Our teachers work hard to keep up-to-date with the latest ideas in teaching and learning. We have excellent computer facilities with modern equipment, high speed internet access and the ability to offer lessons through distance learning.
We also make use of our local environment with a range of outdoor activities for all year levels. Key areas of focus include camps at Totaranui, Ski Trips to Hamner and class groups walking the Heaphy and Abel Tasman tracks. All classes at some stage have field work on the local beach, Farewell Spit and marine areas. The Kahurangi National Park ecosystem is also another area well explored by students.
Academic achievement is our core business and helping facilitate the learning of each individual within the school is of key importance. Our aim is to meet the individual needs of each child and help them reach their goals whether it is university, an apprenticeship, work or some alternative pathway. Students will have the opportunity to explore their community – locally, nationally and globally. Making connections and exploring their world is a key aspect of the education offered at our school.
Years 1 - 13
Int. students 4
Specialist subjects Outdoor Education,
School features Park-like setting
Special activities outings each term, end of term awards