YEARS 9 and 10 education is aimed at excellence. We believe students at Years 9 and 10 need to experience a wide range of subjects in order to make informed choices at Year 11, so as to reach their full potential. Wherever possible students are grouped according to ability.
All students in Year 9 will study the following subjects
English. Mathematics, Science, Social Studies including Economic Studies and Careers, Physical Education including Health and Dance, Technology and Arts (Music, Art, Digital Technology, Food, Hard Materials), Language - Te Reo Maori, Japanese, Cook Island Maori, Samoan
All students in Year 10 will study the following subjects
English including Drama, Mathematics, Science including Electronic Technology, Social Studies including Economic Studies and Careers, Physical Education including Health and Dance, Several options including Te Reo Maori, Japanese, Cook Island Maori, Music, Art, Digital Technology, Food, Graphics, Hard Materials Technology, Financial Literacy, Dance
All year 9 and 10 students will work towards our Junior Diploma. This Diploma encourages students to strive for excellence in their academic achievement. Top achievers can have their diploma endorsed at Merit or Excellence level.
Each department in the school has specific assessments that will be used to give an overall picture of where a student is at in terms of learning. Assessments will be marked in the same way the senior school assessments are marked. The diploma will help create a smoother academic transition for our students into NCEA.
Students at Year 9 should be working at or around Level 4 of the curriculum and be entering Level 5 work by the end of the year. Students at Year 10 should be working at or around Level 5 of the curriculum and be entering Level 6 work (NCEA) by the end of the year.