Middle: Years 7 to 10   - Rooms 12 to 16

Y10 Spirit of Adventure

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The Middle years represent a time of huge change for students, in terms of academic performance, social responsibility, behavioural expectations and their physical maturity. Our aim is to manage these changes as effectively as possible, navigating this journey in a way that prepares them for the challenges of Year 11, and beyond."

Mr Mann is an Assistant Principal and in charge of the Middle School.

Year 7

Here, we continue the Junior School's homeroom approach, although our two homeroom teachers share the responsibility of teaching Reading, Writing and Mathematics. Additionally, students take PE, Maori Language and Art throughout the year, with termly 'taster' courses in: Digital Technology, Hard Materials Technology, Food Technology and Music.

Year 8

We feel that by Year 8, students need to be experiencing subject specialist teaching in Mathematics and English. Therefore, our two homeroom teachers are experts in these subjects, and teach the whole of the year group English and Mathematics. Both of these classes are grouped according to ability. As with Year 7, students take PE, Maori Language and Art throughout the year, with termly 'taster' courses in: Digital Technologies, Hard Materials Technology, Food Technology and Music.

Year 9

At Year 9, there are two classes, and students have subject-specialist teachers for all of their lessons. Integrated Studies is a new venture covering the curriculum areas of English and Social Studies.. PE and Health are also taught throughout the year as core subjects. Additionally, students take 13 week 'taster' courses in Maori Culture, Graphics, Music, Automotive, Art, Digital Technology, Hard Materials Technology and Food Technology.

Year 10

At Year 10, there are also two classes, and students again have subject-specialist teachers for all of their lessons. English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, PE and Health, are taught throughout the year as core subjects. Additionally, students choose four options which includes: Maori Language, Graphics, Music, Art, Digital Technology, Hard Materials Technology, Automotive, and Food Technology. They study their first two options for the first half of the academic year, before switching to their second option choices for the remaining half.

Follow the Year 10 Curriculum Guide for more detailed descriptions.

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