World Class Curriculum Delivery
“In 2012 I travelled to the United States, England and Hong Kong on a research sabbatical. I was fortunate enough to attend a variety of leading education institutions, including spending time at Harvard University. I returned with a real sense of pride that Medbury’s approach has resulted in a truly world class delivery of the curriculum and thus a world class education for our boys.” Peter Kay, Headmaster.
- Medbury’s Unique Curriculum Framework
Whilst Medbury uses the New Zealand curriculum we have developed a Medbury Curriculum Framework to guide its delivery at Medbury.
A key objective is to ensure the development of the “whole boy”, including his social and personal development.
• It is designed to meet the learning needs and styles of boys.
• It focuses on blended learning programmes integrating different learning areas and on higher order thinking.
• The combination of technology and traditional teaching methods to ensure that our boys are 21st Century learners.
• It caters for different interests, abilities, and on collaboration.
• The curriculum is extended with over 25 extra-curricular activities, resulting in busy and successful boys.
• A Year 8 leadership programme, where the boys are taught and practise the art of leadership in all aspects of their lives.
• An extensive pastoral care programme underpinned by the Medbury Values.
- Personalised Learning Programmes
Key to being able to unlock our boys potential with the Medbury Curriculum Framework is the use of Personalised Learning Programmes.
- Highly Qualified and Motivated Teaching Staff
We recognise that boys need a range of strong role models, both men and women, with a high proportion of male teachers in the Senior School. We seek the best specialist teachers with passion for their subjects and provide extensive resources enabling them to pass on their knowledge to the boys.
- Exceptional School Facilities and Resources
Medbury has substantial resources including a science laboratory, personal Apple laptops for all boys in Years 5-8, Apple TVs, pods of iPads, interactive whiteboards and an art studio. There is also a drama and dance studio, a music suite, sound proofed music studios, a library designed to engage boys in reading a wide range of books, a modern gymnasium, a heated swimming pool, astro-turf pitches, tennis courts, a challenge course, climbing wall, cricket nets and sports fields. These resources all support a higher quality of curriculum delivery.