Alongside the regular curriculum is our Tutor Mentoring programme that promotes metacognitive approaches to understand how to learn and mentoring processes focused on reflection on academic goals and progress. This is supported by Year 12 and 13 students.
The curriculum meets the requirements of the New Zealand Curriculum where the Key Competencies and Values are developed within the eight learning areas.
Learners have four periods a week of English, and three periods a week of Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science and Social Studies.
These five subjects continue into Year 10 as compulsory subjects.
Learners also study two languages (Japanese and French or Te Reo Maori) three periods a week for one semester; and Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) (approximately 10 weeks each of Music, Visual Art, Dance, and Drama) and Technology (approximately 10 weeks each of Food, Multi-Materials, Textiles, and Design and Visual Communication – formerly known as Graphics).
Learners continue with compulsory English, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science and Social Studies.
Learners have four periods a week of Mathematics and three periods a week of English, Science, Social Studies and Health and Physical Education.
In addition they choose THREE options from the remaining learning areas (Languages, Visual and Performing Arts, and Technology). One option slot may be filled with two half-year courses.
Students to select THREE options.