KAIPAKI SCHOOL - Bringing Learning to Life - 687 Kaipaki Road, RD 1, Ohaupo - Phone 07 823 6653 - Fax 07 823 6625 - Email office@kaipaki.school.nz

The 5Cs of Learning at Kaipaki School 


In 2019 through our school production 'The Faraway Tree', we introduced the 5Cs of Learning to Kaipaki School. 


The 5Cs are: Collaboration, Communication, Community, Creativity and Critical Thinking.


Each C has 3 actions: 

Collaboration; Contribute, Negotiate, Engage

Community: Care, Appreciate, Contribute

Communication: Listen, Speak, Present

Creativity: Imagine, Invent, Experiment 

Critical Thinking: Question, Evaluate, Reflect  


Throughout the last few years we have been learning about and implementing these tools for learning into all aspects of school life. Each term we have a school wide focus on one of the 5Cs. We learn about this C in many ways. We discuss and unpack the 'actions' of the C (3 words shown below on pictures). We also base and present our fortnightly class certificates around the C, and a strong aspect of  our classroom learning is focused on the C also. We have 5C books/online journals where we record our learning about the C. We also share this learning via Seesaw with parents and caregivers. 


Our current school wide focus for Term 3 2021 is: Communication; Listening, Speaking and Presenting.  This links well with our current learning - in particular our school production and senior school speeches.  This year we have also explored Community and Creativity.