Albany Junior High School (AJHS) is unique. AJHS was the first purpose built, junior high school in New Zealand and is designed, both philosophically and structurally, to cater for the needs of the adolescent learner. Our philosophy is based on the firm belief that our Year 7 to 10 learners have far greater skills and abilities than society generally gives them credit for and, with the support and guidance of parents and teachers, they have the ability to manage and drive their own learning. Taking ownership leads to exceptional levels of engagement and achievement.
We utilise sound, well researched teaching and learning practices, supported by a strong curriculum, relevant to the needs of adolescent learners in years 7 to 10. In addition to rigorously learning core subjects, our learners have the freedom to explore their interests. We also work closely with parents and caregivers to identify the potential that is within every learner, providing them with the means to succeed in life.
Our vision pervades every aspect of what we do as a school in terms of catering for individual learning and improving teaching and learning. It is therefore vital that teachers, learners, and parents are able to articulate our vision, “Empower Each Learner To Excel In A Fast Moving World”, by helping students manage their learning and turn their goals into reality.
STEPHEN KENDALL-JONES, PRINCIPAL