The New Zealand Curriculum identifies five Key Competencies

  • thinking
  • using language, symbols, and texts
  • managing self
  • relating to others
  • participating and contributing

People use these competencies to live, learn, work, and contribute as active members of their communities.

More complex than skills, the competencies draw also on knowledge, attitudes, and values in ways that lead to action. They are not separate or stand-alone. They are the key to learning in every learning area.


The staff at Clendon Park School is a passionate, caring, and dedicated team, committed to ensuring that all students receive high quality learning programmes in stimulating learning environments.

As well as developing skills and knowledge, our staff teach values and attitudes within meaningful learning contexts. As a team, we want our school to be one where each student achieves to their personal best and attains success.

Our staff work in close partnership with the community to ensure that our students become confident, connected, actively involved, self managing, life long learners.

Within our school we have Four Teams

We have the Junior School, which includes children in the first half of their primary school education. This includes children in the New Entrants through to Year 3 or Year 4.

The Senior School, which caters for students in the latter stage of their primary school education. This includes children from Year 4 to Year 8.

We are also very lucky to have our two bilingual units within Clendon Park School.

The Te Whānau Āwhina team encompasses the junior and senior classes within the Maori bilingual team.

Tautua mo Tupulaga includes the classes, both junior and senior within the Samoan bilingual team.