What is unique about Campion College?

  1. We are the only Catholic Year 7 to 13 school in Tairāwhiti. We offer a way of living that is based on the teachings of Jesus Christ as understood through the Catholic faith.
  2. We are a Year 7 to 13 College. Most of our students remain in the College for 7 years and this one transition point offers a strong advantage in developing student learning.  The curriculum is linked from Year 7 to Year 13.
  3. We have strong academic achievement. We know that all students develop at different rates academically but we believe that all can achieve.
  4. Every student has a learning mentor who works with the student and their whānau to help guide and support the learning.
  5. Our innovative curriculum is based on the latest research about how people learn. It is an academically challenging programme that provides choice and ownership over learning for our students. The key skills we focus on are collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity. Much of the learning is connected to real life experiences which help build understanding.
  6. We encourage all students to become independent, resilient learners who actively seek, use and create knowledge using faith and reason.
  7. Our learning modules are based on collaborative teaching strategies. This involves teachers planning and delivering the teaching together. When developed over the whole school this is proven to be up to 4 times more effective than single teacher classrooms.
  8. We focus on the development of the whole person. We encourage all students into leadership and participation in a wide range of activities.
  9. We focus on Catholic Social Justice principles with a particular emphasis on a preferential option for the poor and vulnerable in society and stewardship of the earth for the good of all.
  10. We have modern and innovative learning spaces that enable all students to excel in their learning and achievement.
  11. We are a B.Y.O.D. (Bring Your Own Digital Device) school which utilises the google suite. Digital devices form an important learning tool for all students.
  12. We offer a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.