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English as an Additional Language (EAL)

At NZSJ, we pride ourselves on being an international community of learners, and we recognise that this means that not all our students will speak English, the School’s language of learning, fluently. Therefore, we provide a strong English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme headed by Tim Maitland, who comes with over 10 years of experience teaching children of all levels and backgrounds. He works closely with the homeroom teachers to identify the language support that is required and to create personalised lessons based on the needs of the students. This programme is offered during class hours, as well as in the form of an after­school activity.

Music & Arts

Every year, at each level of the school, students take part in a Music programme with a specialist Music teacher. This part of the curriculum combines singing, music appreciation, moving to music and experience with a range of instruments. Our older students also have opportunities to join the choir or Kapa Haka (cultural dance) groups.

Physical Education & Sports

In all grade levels, students are actively involved in regular, quality physical education (PE). Not only do students take part in a skills-­based PE programme with a specialist PE teacher (which includes swimming in our on-­campus pool), they also engage in regular fitness activities with their classroom teacher. Students are encouraged to participate in a range of sports opportunities both through the school and through clubs in the local community.

English as an Additional Language (EAL)

At NZSJ, we pride ourselves on being an international community of learners, and we recognise that this means that not all our students will speak English, the School’s language of learning, fluently. Therefore, we provide a strong English as an Additional Language (EAL) programme headed by Tim Maitland, who comes with over 10 years of experience teaching children of all levels and backgrounds. He works closely with the homeroom teachers to identify the language support that is required and to create personalised lessons based on the needs of the students. This programme is offered during class hours, as well as in the form of an after­school activity.

Music & Arts

Every year, at each level of the school, students take part in a Music programme with a specialist Music teacher. This part of the curriculum combines singing, music appreciation, moving to music and experience with a range of instruments. Our older students also have opportunities to join the choir or Kapa Haka (cultural dance) groups.

Physical Education & Sports

In all grade levels, students are actively involved in regular, quality physical education (PE). Not only do students take part in a skills-­based PE programme with a specialist PE teacher (which includes swimming in our on-­campus pool), they also engage in regular fitness activities with their classroom teacher. Students are encouraged to participate in a range of sports opportunities both through the school and through clubs in the local community.


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