Academic information 

ACG Strathallan School offers a structured curriculum with a strong emphasis on numeracy and literacy.

Academic Info


The Primary School offers the Cambridge Primary Programme. This curriculum aims to establish a sound base for all subsequent learning through an emphasis on the acquisition of basic skills in numeracy and literacy.

Skills are established at an early stage in a range of subjects that will assist students to become more confident and competent learners. English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education and Health, Art and Music form the programme for Years 1-6.

The curriculum also includes the study of a second language, with Mandarin being introduced rom Year 1 and Spanish from Year 4.

Our Primary students will learn about the environment around them, people near and far, and their responsibility to the community and the global world in which they live. They will learn about themselves and be encouraged to develop good habits for later study. From an early age they will learn to use technologies with confidence.


Cambridge Primary is the basis for the curriculum in English, Mathematics, and Science. Other subjects include:

  • Physical Education and Health
  • Social Science
  • Music
  • Art
  • Sport
  • Spanish (Years 4-6)
  • Mandarin (Years 0-4)


A semi-specialist programme is offered to the students. While most of the class time is spent with their homeroom teacher, students also take some subjects like Art, Music, Physical Education and Science taught by specialist teachers.

The daily timetable is organised into four even blocks of time, resulting in twenty periods over a week. Almost fifty percent of teaching time is given to literacy development (English), and a further twenty five percent to Numeracy skills (Mathematics). Reading is taught with an initial emphasis on phonics, using the Jolly Phonics Programme.

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ACG Strathallan

RD1 Papakura, New Zealand


Phone:+64 9 295 0830

Fax: +64 9 295 0833