Junior Curriculum

The Year 9 and 10 Curriculum is developed around the New Zealand Curriculum and National Educational Guidelines. We provide courses based on the eight learning areas, as identified in the national curriculum:

  • The Arts
  • English
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Learning Languages

Key competencies are taught in all of these learning areas.
 

Year 9

  • Continuing our quest to provide appropriate programmes and challenges for all students, we will again in 2021, create a unique class designed to extend and challenge. Entry to this class will be by invitation and in consultation with families.
  • English and Mathematics classes place an emphasis upon further developing literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Learning support programmes are provided in Reading and Mathematics.
  • Students with special learning needs are assisted through individualised educational plans.
  • All Year 9 students participate in an integrated curriculum study where a common theme "Our Class and O-Tāwhao, our Mārae" is covered in all learning areas.

Year 9 Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health & Physical Education

Students choose FOUR OPTIONS from the following lists. They must choose one from Box A and one from Box B and any other two options.

 

Box "A": Arts/Languages

Dance
Digital Design & Photography
Drama
French
Graphics and Design
Performance Music
Special Effects & Modelling
Te Reo Māori
Visual Art
 

Box "B": Technologies

Argicultural & Horticultural Science
Business Studies
Digital Technologies
Fabric Technology
Food Technology
Metal Technology
Outdoor Education & Environmental Action
Wood Technology


Year 10

In Year 10 the emphasis remains with the New Zealand Curriculum goals of providing a broad education so study in the learning areas is continued.
Students have the option of selecting areas they wish to specialise in. Here they can choose from the arts, languages, technology, business studies, outdoor education, agriculture & horticulture, and Sporting Elite options.

  • Additional support for literacy and numeracy development is provided through the allocation of extra time to the English and Mathematics courses in the Junior School.
  • Learning support programmes are provided in Reading and Mathematics.
  • Students with special learning needs are assisted through individualised educational plans.

Year 10 Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Health & Physical Education

Students choose TWO OPTIONS from the following list:

  • Agricultural and Horticultural Science
  • Business Studies
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Performance Music
  • Visual Art
  • Moving Image & Special Effects
  • Digital Design & Photography
  • Te Reo Māori
  • French
  • Digital Technologies
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sport Elite
  • Food Technology
  • Fabric Technology
  • Graphics and Design
  • Metal Technology
  • Wood Technology
  • Electronics
     

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