Key Competencies

At Havelock North Primary School we believe Key Competencies:

  • reflect life long learning
  • develop a healthy sense of identity for all
  • foster adaptability and an ability to respond to changing situations
  • require deliberate acts of teaching and practice
  • are integrated into all learning areas
  • The Students

By learning the key competencies, the children are open to new learning by:

  • applying their past knowledge and skills to new learning situations
  • adapting to a variety of learning situations
  • managing their own learning
  • self and peer assessment of their own learning
  • contributing to the depth of thinking and learning
  • developing an awareness of their own strengths and weaknesses
  • thinking flexibly
  • making the most of the teachable and learnable moment
  • challenging their learning and thinking
  • recognising and changing their own thinking as appropriate
  • solving problems
  • taking risks
  • seeking alternatives
  • developing a love of learning
  • developing self confidence
  • developing effective questioning skills
  • The Teachers

Teachers are expected to teach the key competencies using deliberate acts of teaching by:

  • modelling and demonstrating
  • establishing learning intentions and success criteria
  • planning activities which reflect students’ needs
  • helping students set their own learning goals
  • helping students relate their prior knowledge to new learning situations
  • providing opportunities for students to practise their learning
  • planning opportunities for students to apply learning to new situations
  • responding through feedback and feedforward
  • assisting students to reflect critically on their learning
  • setting challenging learning opportunities
  • knowing their learners and their learning needs
  • being continuous learners and open to new ideas
  • being positive about the school and their students
  • contributing in teams