Curriculum Overview & Senior Student Handbooks for 2013.
Senior Student Handbooks and Option Forms are Available to Download - see below
Stationery list 2013
The stationery list is available here
COURSES OF STUDY
YEARS 0 TO 6
Pupils in these classes cover the seven learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum and through them the Key Competencies. The core programme is delivered by home room teacher(s), with specialist teaching in areas such as PE, Technology and The Arts where timetabling allows. Where possible, units of work are integrated into multi-disciplinary studies. All pupils from Year 0 onwards have experience with computers. A Reading Recovery programme operates for the pupils who, after their first year at school, have shown that they have not made the progress expected in all aspects of their reading. The number of students entering this programme is dependent on Ministry funding.
YEARS 7 & 8
Year 7 & 8 students continue to follow a course of study based on the NZ Curriculum with specialist teaching in PE, Technology, The Arts & Science. They receive an introductory course in some international languages.
YEARS 9 & 10
All pupils study English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education. The remaining curriculum areas will be covered by a multi course structure of part year modules.
Students take six subjects to present for the National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 1.
Courses in English, Mathematics and Science will be compulsory with three further subjects chosen from: Economics, Geography, Health, Graphics (with CAD), Hospitality, Digital Technologies, Physical Education, Materials Technology, Music, History, Textiles, Drama and Visual Art. The list of available subjects may change, depending on student demand. Other subjects may be available through the Correspondence School.
Please see below for NCEA information and Yr11 Student Handbook
Students take six subjects to present for NCEA Level 2. English and Mathematics are compulsory. Four further subjects can be chosen from: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Economics, Geography, Graphics, Health, History, Hospitality, Materials Technology, Digital Technologies, Physical Education, Physics, Music and Visual Art. This list is not, however, exclusive. Students will be able to make up a course from Level 1 and 2 subjects, after consulting with Assistant Principal, Mrs Howes.
Please see below for NCEA information and Yr12 Student Handbook
The following subjects are offered at Year 13: Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, English, Geography, Graphics (with CAD), Physics, Physical Education/Health and Statistics with Modelling. These allow sufficient NCEA level 3 credits for university entrance. We can also provide subjects and qualifications to meet the needs of students not going on to university by linking some students with Year 12 classes. Credits are thus available at NCEA Levels 2 and 3. Work placement and leadership opportunities are available.
Courses tailored to student needs are developed after consultation with Mr Cole and Mrs Howes.