Cultural diversity is one of eight principles in The New Zealand Curriculum that provides a foundation for schools’ decision making. The principle of cultural diversity calls for schools and teachers to affirm students’ different cultural identities, and incorporate their cultural contexts into teaching and learning programmes.  Cultural activities are a major part of life at James Cook High School and the musical, dance, and dramatic talents of our students year after year never fail to astound and delight us. We provide practical opportunities such as Polyfest to ensure that our students have an opportunity to feel proud of their culture and share it with others.


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