As a school we:
- Place considerable emphasis on literacy (reading and writing) and numeracy (mathematics)
- Provide a broad, rich and stimulting curriculum that engages students
- Offer an inquiry based curriculum
- Strive for equity and excellence in achievment of students
- Support our students to become self directed, motivated and successful
- Believe in our students being active and actively involved in their learning
- Have a strong house, whanau and buddy network within the school which encourages healthy competition and support for new enrolments
- Enrich our students learning through the authentic use of e-learning, with 1-1 in years 6-8
- Te Reo & Tikanga are taught in all classrooms, so all students develop their ability to live successfully within a bicultural community
- Special Education Needs Co-ordinators (SENCO) support learning with special needs programmes
- An Enrichment teacher support students with learning difficulties, SLD's and early intervention programmes as well as providing extension programmes.
Our students participate in a range of interschool sporting and cultural events throughout the year including: Swimming, Tabloids, Rugby, Ripper Rubgy, Kapa Haka, Dance, Gymnastics and speech competitions.
At Twyford School we believe students benefit most by experiencing a blend of learning that involves both digital learning and hands-on learning experiences. The key is that the students and teachers need to have the flexibility to select the most appropriate tool (chromebook, ipad, pen and paper or other equipment.) This sort of learning environment is more engaging for students and allows them to take ownership of the choices they make. This type of learning also allows for more personalised instruction ensuring all students needs are being met. Most importantly a blended learning environment reflects the world in which we currently live, socialise and work.