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Subject Overview

The School-wide Goals for 2015 are:
  • To promote a culture of excellence through which all students develop the skills to achieve success as life-long learners.
  • Use data from standardised tests, National Standards, reports and other sources to embed the teaching as inquiry pedagogical model.
  • Be culturally responsive in all teaching practice and programmes with a particular focus on raising Pasifika achievement.
  • Target students who are below National Standard in Number and Writing to raise achievement level in all curriculum areas.
  • Implement aligned Level 3 NCEA standards and review Level 2 standards.
  • Put strategies in place to increase the number of students achieving Excellence and Merit Subject Endorsement in Level 2 NCEA.

YEARS 7 - 9 CURRICULUM

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 complete a compulsory course including:
  • Art
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • English
  • French
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education & Health
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Technology

YEAR 10 CURRICULUM

Students continue with compulsory core curriculum:
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Social Sciences - Geography, History, Business, Economics  
 Plus two subjects from the choices below:
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • English Language Studies
  • Fabric Technology
  • Food Technology
  • French
  • Music
  • Te Reo Maori
  • Visual Art

YEAR 11 CURRICULUM
 Students study six subjects for NCEA level 1. Compulsory subjects are:
  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science or Health
 Other subjects are:  
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Chinese
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Design/Photography
  • Economics
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Human Sciences
  • Music
  • Personal Development
  • Physical Education
  • Science Extension
  • Te Reo Maori (correspondence)
  • Technology - Food
  • Technology - Materials
  • Visual Art  


YEAR 12 CURRICULUM
Students can study six subjects for NCEA level 2. Compulsory subjects are:
  • Religious Education
  • English
 
 Other subjects are:    
 
  • Accounting
  • Art - Design
  • Art - Painting
  • Art - Photography
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • French
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Mathematics (3 options)
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Tourism
  • Personal Development
  • Physics
  • Technology - Food
  • Technology - Materials
 
 
YEAR 13 CURRICULUM
Students study six subjects for NCEA level. Religious Education is compulsory. Other subjects are:  
  • Accounting
  • Art - Design
  • Art - History
  • Art - Painting
  • Art - Photography
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Classical Studies
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • French
  • Gateway
  • Geography
  • Health
  • History
  • Mathematics - Calculus
  • Mathematics - Statistics
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Tourism
  • Performing Arts Technology
  • Physics
  • Technology - Materials
  • Technology - Food