In Year 9, students gather each morning whaanau classes based on School Houses. During the day they study in two mixed ability classes, where they have subject-specialist teachers for all of their lessons. Integrated Studies covers 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 Te Reo Maori and Tikanga, Graphics, Music, Workshop/Electronics, Art, Digital Technologies, Hard Materials Technology and Food Technology.
At Year 10, there are also two classes, and students again have subject-specialist teachers for all of their lessons. Integrated Studies (English & Social Studies), Mathematics, Science, PE and Health, are taught throughout the year as core subjects. Additionally, students choose up to four semester options which may include: Maori Language, Graphics, Music, Art, Digital Technology, Hard Materials Technology, Automotive, and Food Technology. Students study two options in each half of the academic year. Some choose to study two semesters of the same option.Follow the Year 10 Curriculum Guide for more details.
Senior School: Years 11 to 13
We offer a full programme as would be available in most New Zealand schools.
Core National Curriculum subjects, studied in the Middle School, continue into the Senior School.
From Year 11 to 13 there are specialist teachers in the Arts, Business Education, English, Mathematics, Physical Education and Health, Sciences, Social Sciences and Technology.
Follow this Course Guide link for more detailed descriptions.
And of course, as for all High Schools, there are the usual extra-curricular opportunities such as Camps, Leadership Courses, Senior Ball, and so on.
Late in 2016, much anticipated new learning spaces were opened for the use of Middle and Senior students. “The Learning Hub” and attached Science Labs and Information Center have made possible integrated and cutting edge learning opportunities.
In 2019 we adopted a Semester based timetable for Senior Courses.
Mrs. Tessa Ritchie and Mrs. Darren Mann are the leaders of Curriculum and Wellbeing respectively