Guiding Principles


Kadimah School is committed to small class sizes and specialist teaching to ensure that we are able to meet individual children’s needs and develop them to their full potential.

Our guiding principles are to:

  • Deliver quality teaching and learning programmes which provide for individual learning styles and needs, while encouraging excellence and lifelong learning.
  • Provide a caring and safe environment that promotes fairness encourages self-respect, self-discipline and positive attitudes.
  • Develop teaching and learning programmes with the major focus on literacy and numeracy.
  • Develop programmes that ensure the children have a secure sense of Jewish identity and purpose in their lives, as well as an understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
  • Acknowledge the relationships between children, parents and teachers working towards common goals.
  • Encourage children’s creative and lateral thinking.
  • Develop an increasing understanding of the bicultural principles that are inherent in the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • Promote social and environmental sustainability as a value underpinning engagement with NZC.
  • Develop future focused education incorporating progressive pedagogy aligned with ICT.


In Term 3 2016 Kadimah School had it’s latest ERO review as a state integrated school.  We received a very pleasing and affirming report, which bears testimony to the amazing teaching faculty Kadimah is blessed with.  ERO made these comments:

“The integration process has opened up multiple opportunities for resourcing and teacher development that benefits student learning.”

“The Jewish Special Character is clearly evident throughout school operations. The school’s main objectives are to foster student’s sense of Jewish identity and pride in their heritage in an environment that builds a lifelong love of learning.”

“The school is well placed to sustain and improve its performance. A feature of the school is the high expectations that the board, staff and community have of the school to extend students to the best of their ability.”

For a full copy of the ERO Review click Kadimah-School ERO Review final.


To review the 2017 Charter please click 2017 Charter