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Wellesley prides itself on personalising learning for each boy. We focus on creating a flexible programme that allows students to progress as they demonstrate their own personal mastery of academic content, regardless of time, place, or pace of learning.
Teaching students how they learn, so they become agencies for their own development, is key to how we approach teaching and learning at Wellesley. We want our students to be confident, resilient, innovative thinkers who are creative in the way they solve the problems they face.
Wellesley is divided into Years 1 – 4, Years 5 – 6 and Years 7 – 8 with a head teacher for each syndicate – Chévon O’Leary, Gavin Hughes and Andrew Tait respectively. Wellesley emphasises the importance of preparing the boys for each syndicate transition.
Our dedicated team of classroom teachers deliver the core curriculum subjects based on the New Zealand Curriculum. Students are also taught by four highly qualified specialist teachers in the areas of physical education, visual arts, performing arts and STEAM.
The curriculum groupings across the school have a head teacher – Maths; English; STEAM; Visual Arts (Glen Jorna); Performing Arts (Carolyn Hawke), Sport (Jeremy Field). We also have a full-time librarian (Jane Kent) and a team of learning support specialists headed by Mary-Anne Morgan.
Our teachers use a variety of teaching practices, based around integrated inquiry, to facilitate learning using a personalised approach for each boy.