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Year 9

Everyone studies:
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Visual and performing arts
  • Information Communication
    Technology (ICT)
Students may be identified as needing ESOL, Literacy or Numeracy support which will be provided.

We believe in giving our Year 9 students some choice about what they want to study. Students can choose from the following technology courses:

  • Hard materials (wood, metal, etc)
  • Foods
  • Graphics

The Arts
They also have some choice about which arts courses they wish to select from the following:

  • Visual Art
  • Drama
  • Music

Students may also choose a second language:

  • Maori
  • German
  • Samoan

In addition to opportunities for extension within their regular classes, the College runs a gifted and talented programme which includes extension studies, robotics club, mentoring and future problem solving.  Students are also encouraged to prepare for and enter competitions and special events such as the Australian  Mathematics competition, Auckland University Economics Competition, Young Enterprise, Maths well, Debating and art and essay competitions.

Check out our Learning Pathways
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Learning support
The school allocates significant resources to help students who need support with mainstream learning. Those who have reading difficulties will receive additional reading support. Others may have work specifically tailored to them, have some teacher aide assistance in class or join the Learning Support Centre for a period of time. We go to considerable effort to accurately profile students’ learning abilities and needs before they commence College so that we can best direct resources and balance classes.

Co-curricular Activities
All students are placed into Whanau groups - Amo, Koruru, Maihi, Tokomanawa.  The names connect to our school marae, Te Whanau Tahi (One Family) and to our core values.

Whanau competitions provide occasions to express school spirit and give students a sense of belonging.  Students are also provided with wider leadership opportunities in organising participation in activities such as the athletic sports and dodgeball competitions.

Outdoor Education
In Term 4 Outdoor Education Programmes run for all junior students. We believe that our Outdoor Education experiences allow students to develop self confidence and leadership skills.

In the Senior School specific programmes are related to areas of the curriculum, eg Geography field trips to Rotorua and Turangi, Biology to the Rimutaka Forest Park and Sports Education to Mount Holdsworth.