Our goal is to establish NRT Senior School of Creative Enterprise as a Partnership School. This will provide an alternative pathway to educational achievement for those young people who struggle in traditional education and require a different more in-depth approach. Also important to our model is that we are in collaboration not competition with the existing network of South Auckland secondary schools.
What will make our school different and innovative is our teaching artist model, our teacher / student ratio of 1:6, our connection to community and the creative industries, and our whānau wrap-around model.
The teaching artist model sees working artists guiding registered teachers on how to bring creativity into all areas of our integrated curriculum. Teaching artists then work in the classroom with students, using their particular skill set to enable creative outcomes for assessment.
Through creativity we aim to instil authenticity, accountability and self-motivation in our young people. The way we teach and what we teach is guided by our core values of love, kindness, and compassion. This supports young people in transforming their own lives through education and creativity.
- Key tertiary partnership with Faculty of Arts, Manukau Institute of Technology
- Collaborative community development of school structure and pedagogy
- Pedagogical leadership from Executive Director, Sarah Longbottom
- Year 11-13
- NCEA Level 1-3
- New Zealand Certificate of Art and Design Level 2-3
- Opening roll of 25
- Maximum roll of 45