Academic Support

Students receive support in the core learning areas of English, Mathematics, Science and Social Science. They may also be offered core generic unit standards if deemed appropriate to their learning needs. Duration 6 week modules Standards Programme is tailored to individual learning needs. Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Cross Curricular

Academic Writing

Students will Complete their annual writing portfolios by finalising their selection of writing from the year. They will learn to revise and edit samples to meet the formal and/or creative writing standards at Level 1, 2, and 3.  Students will also prepare for external assessments involving formal writing (English, History,Biology), unpacking questions and learning the […]

Advanced Academic Writing

Level 2  Students will complete their annual Writing portfolios by finalising their selection of writing from the year. They will learn to revise and edit two samples to meet the standard at Level 2. Students will also prepare for external assessments involving formal writing (English, History, Biology, etc.), learning the essay structure, unpacking questions, etc. […]

Advanced GIS

Students will learn to use state of the art digital mapping software to provide solutions to a range of geographical and logistical challenges. Students will learn to create digital maps from data points gathered during field work and learn to use the information gathered for a specific purpose Standards AS 91433 AS 91429 (external) Learning […]

Agriculture/Management Practises

As a commercial grower, you need to know about the management practices that you can use to ensure a quality product is produced in great quantities at the right time to ensure profit. This course will allow you to look into the practices of your choice. Standards  AS 91292 (Internal) Costs  Nil Prerequisites  AS 90155 Learning […]

An Introduction to Global Studies

Students will construct a study of an issue on a global scale. Students may choose an issue that interests them within the context of the subject. Vocational Pathways   Primary Industries, Service Industries, Creative Industries Standards  AS 901013 (Internal) Learning Areas  Social Sciences Vocational Pathways  Primary Industries, Service Industries, Creative Industries

Analyse a Skill

This course involves analysing a physical skill performed by self or others. Students will break the performance of the physical skill down into component parts, explaining the parts using bio-mechanical principles. Then using the performance analysis and bio-mechanical principles to provide feedback and/or feed-forward to the performer with the intent of improving their performance of […]

Anime

Students will study an Anime film and look at the style and conventions. They will closely view scenes and analyse techniques, themes and ideas. Possible films: Grave of the Fireflies, Spirited Away, 5 Centimeters per Seconds, Sword of the Stranger, Akira, Garden of Words, The Girl Who Leapt through Time, Wolf Children, Howls Moving Castle […]

Barista Boss

This course has been set up for those wanting to work in a café environment and become an awesome Barista. This course will let you walk away with a Barista Certificate. It contains all aspects of the coffee production and mastery of the art of espresso.   Standards US 17284 (Internal) US 17288 (Internal) Costs $80 Recommendations Completion […]

Be who you want to be/Web Design

Students will produce still images using Photoshop and other image manipulating software. Students will then use these images to create a website of their choice.   Standards  US 26745 (Internal)  US 18734 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations  Nil Learning Areas  Technology Vocational Pathways  Manufacturing & Technology

Biopic

Students will study a Biographical film and look at the style and conventions. They will closely view scenes and analyse techniques, themes and ideas. Possible films: Ali, Ghandi, Brian’s Song, The Social Network, Walk the Line, The King’s Speech. Standards  AS 90856 (Internal) Costs  Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas English  

Black is Beautiful

Students will study the Black Civil Rights movement in the USA, from the 1950s to the 1970s. They will learn how to identify causes and consequences of significant historical events. Students will also compare the Black experience in the US to that of Maori in New Zealand. Standards AS 91005 (External)  Costs Nil  Recommendations Nil  Learning […]

Blowing your Top

Students will learn about how people lived in Pompeii before 79 AD and the devastating effects of the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in that year. The two main focusses will be on everyday life for ordinary Romans and the eruption itself. Standards AS 91202 Learning Areas Social Science Costs Nil Vocational Pathways Creative Industries

Blueprints

Level 1 Concepts for Architecture and House Design. Students will learn to draw architectural plans in 2D and 3D using a modelling software program.  Students will learn about producing and reading plans for architecture. This unit will focus on house design. Leve 3 Concepts for Architecture – Multi building complex. Students will learn to draw architectural plans in […]

Body Science

This course is geared for students with an interest in physical education, medicine, animal health or healthy living.  It will cover the basics of digestion, respiration, circulatory system, muscles, skeletons and bones in a practical way.  It combines Science and Physical Education and will enhance your knowledge of the body and your sports performance. Standards AS […]

Building Academy Level 3 2017

Students work towards a National Certificate in Building and Construction. They will gain practical hands on Building experience. Students are required to take Building Theory as one of their courses and must be prepared to undertake a Gateway Placement in the Industry. This program is a Tertiary Funded Course and places are limited.   Duration 2 […]

Building Academy/Level 2

Level 2 Students work towards a National Certificate in Building and Construction. They will gain practical hands on Building experience. Students are required to take Building Theory as one of their courses and must be prepared to undertake a Gateway Placement in the Industry. This programme is a Tertiary Funded Course and places are limited […]

Cake Decorating

Students will learn different decorating techniques using a variety of mediums including butter cream, fondant, and sugar paste. Students will be able to decorate different cakes in a variety of themes Duration: 1 Day for 6 Weeks Learning Areas: Technology, Hospitality Costs: $40      

Calculus Methods

Students will work through different methods of differentiation or integration in meaningful contexts where possible. Although the course offers two standards, students will only be allowed to complete one of the two standards in the module. Standards AS 91578 (External) Or AS 91579 (External) Costs Graphics calculator Recommendations L2 Algebra and/or  Calculus Learning Areas Mathematics & Statistics

Chemical Reactivity

This course follows on from “Chemical Reactions 1.”  It is a more in-depth look at rates of a reaction and equilibrium principles. It involves elaborating, justifying, relating, evaluating, comparing and contrasting, or analysing chemical reactivity.  This requires the consistent use of chemistry vocabulary, symbols and conventions.   Standards  AS 91166 (External) Costs Nil Recommendations Any of: AS […]

Classic Literature

Students will read a classic novel selected from a list provided. They will read the novel and conduct an independent study to prepare for an external assessment with the aide of the teacher. This course is ideal for written text study, preparation for university and developing a love for literature.   Standards AS 91472 (External) […]

Communication is the key

Effective organisations, effective communication! Students will be working through researching and presenting information of various texts. They will also be exposed to creating a written report where they will communicate their findings in an effective but simple way, demonstrating key skills. Standards  US 2990, US 1279, US 3491 Costs, Nil Recommendations, Nil Learning Areas, Workplace      

Connect the Dots

Students will analyse texts based around either a theme of their own choosing or one negotiated as a class. Analysis will be presented in written form and include connections drawn between written and visual texts. This independent study builds on skills develop in the Connections standard at Level 2 and is an ideal way to […]

Creative Designs/Interiors

Students will look at interior design concepts and use the latest interior design trends to inform their own ideas for designing a new look for their chosen room e.g. lounge, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, study etc. Students will explore what influences interior design, sustainability and the importance of trends in fashion, while learning to develop their […]

Dark Heroes

Students will analyse texts that have anti- heroes or dark heroes and look at the stereotype and how they are portrayed in different genres. They will present their analysis in written form. Standards  AS 91104 Recommendations  L1 Literacy – AS 90582 Learning Areas  English Costs  Nil  Vocational Pathways  Service Industries    

Death of a King

Students will learn about the tumultuous events in England in the 1600s and the causes and consequences of the Civil War. They will study key people such as King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell and the events that led to the king’s execution.   Standards AS 91438(External) Costs Nil Recommendations One previous History module at Level 1 or […]

Do we really care for our land?

Students will investigate a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue, including for example the use of 1080, the environmental impacts of dairy farming or tourism in the Ruapehu District, and explain different attitudes to it and possible solutions to the problems it presents. Standards  AS 91245 (Internal) Costs  Nil Recommendations  One previous Geography module at Level […]

Drawing 101

Visual Arts Pt 1/Students will learn through the exploration of artists’ models and experimentation with varied mediums, applying the techniques and processes those artists bring to their own work. They will use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media. Standards  AS 90914 (Internal)  Costs Nil  Recommendations  Nil  Learning Areas  The […]

Drawing 102

Students will learn through the exploration of artists’ models and experimentation with varied mediums, applying the techniques and processes those artists bring to their own work. Students will use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice. Standards  AS 90915 (Internal)  Costs  Nil Recommendations  Drawing 101 Learning Areas  The Arts Vocational […]

Drawing 201 2017

Visual Arts Part 1/Use drawing methods and develop ideas in a related series of drawings. Students will use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to painting. Standards  AS 91311 (Internal) Costs  Nil Recommendations  Students should have Level 1 Art Learning Areas  Visual Arts, Design Vocational Pathways  Creative Pathways

Drawing 202

Visual Arts Part 2/Use drawing methods and develop ideas in a related series of drawings. Students will develop ideas in a related series of drawings appropriate to established painting. Standards AS 91316 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Drawing 201 Learning Areas  Visual Arts, Design Vocational Pathways  Creative Pathways

Drawing 301

Students will explore artists’ models and experiment with varied mediums, applying the techniques and processes of those artists to their own work. Students will use drawing to demonstrate understanding of conventions appropriate to painting. Standards AS 91446 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Level 2 Art Learning Areas The Arts

Drawing 302

This course is practical based and comes after Drawing 301. Students will explore artists’ models and experiment with varied mediums, applying the techniques and processes of those artists to their own work. Students will systematically clarify ideas using drawing informed by established paintings. Standards AS 91451 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Drawing 301 Learning Areas The Arts Vocational Pathways […]

Electricity

Level 1 Students will learn basic electrical principles, and apply wiring skills in a scale practical setting similar to home or auto wiring. Students will understand the theory between various wiring systems commonly found in houses and automobiles and develop the skills to install these systems Level 2  This course follows on from Electricity Level […]

Elite Sports Academy

The Elite Sports Academy aims to equip students with lifelong knowledge and skills by enhancing the sporting performance of individuals by developing both physical and mental skills. There will be specific focus on understanding sport and training as well as its application. Duration Full Year Standards A series of Unit Standards and Achievement Standards associated with Sports […]

Elite Sports Development

The Elite Sports Development aims to equip students with the foundation knowledge and skills through enhancing sporting performance of individuals by developing their physical and mental skills. There will be a specific focus on understanding sport and training as well as its application. Duration Full Year Standards A series of Unit Standards and Achievement Standards associated with […]

Espresso yourself

Students will work in a café environment and become a barista. This course is the first stepping stone towards the New Zealand Barista certificate. Standards  US  17285(Internal)  US  17286(Internal) US  17287(Internal) Costs $80 Recommendations  Knowledge of Food Safety Learning Areas  Technology Vocational Pathways Service Industries  

Experience/Adventure Sports

This is the final of our “Experience” projects and provides you with the opportunity to combine the skills gained in previous modules in an applied setting. Adventure Racing or Multi Sports involves tackling courses as an individual, relay team or in a group.  Each course will include at least two forms of travel (bike, run, […]

Experience/Mountain Biking

Students will begin their mountain biking on the gravel roads around Taumarunui progressing onto steeper terrain and onto forestry tracks in the Kururau range. Your biking skills will then be tested on increasingly long and stretching terrain including Pureora Forest’s Timber Trail, the 42nd Traverse and Mountains to Sea Trails. You will have the opportunity […]

Experience/Paddle Sports

Students will learn how to paddle a white-water kayak in the pool before progressing onto Grade 2 white-water on the Whanganui and Whakapapa rivers. Kayak rolling will be developed as a pool and river skill, as will basic self and group rescue techniques. Students will have the opportunity to paddle Canadian Canoes from Cherry Grove […]

Experience/Snow Sports

This project offers students the chance to experience a variety of different winter sports in the mountain environment including: Skiing and Snowboarding. Students may choose to specialise in Snow Sports and develop an area of particular interest, for example by combining this module with the Snow Sports Academy. Duration 1 Days for 12 Weeks Standards US 17468 […]

Experience/Tramping

Students will complete a number of day tramps including the Tongariro Crossing. They will develop their physical fitness and group work skills whilst experiencing some outstanding scenery. Within the module navigation skills will be developed using maps and compasses so that you can safely plan your own tramps. Duration 1 Day for 6 Weeks Standards US […]

Extreme Beginnings

Students will study the development of landscapes from extreme natural events. They will explore how our world is shaped and why our landscapes look the way they do.  This course complements the earth sciences. Standards AS 91009 and/or AS 91007 (External) Costs Nil Recommendations  Nil Learning Areas  Social Science, Science Vocational Pathways  Primary Industries, Service Industries, […]

Facebook and You

Students will choose a topic of enquiry with their teacher. An example is the use of social networking, how it is used and how it can affect a wide range of people, for good or bad! Standards AS 91040 Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Social Science, English Vocational Pathways Creative Industries

Farming Academy/Level 2

Students work towards a National Certificate in Agriculture, Primary Industries. They will gain practical hands on Farming experience. Students are required to take Farming Theory as one of their courses and must be prepared to undertake a Gateway Placement in the Industry. This programme is a Tertiary Funded Course and places are limited Standards National New […]

Farming Academy/Level 3

Students work towards a National /New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture, Primary Industries. They will gain practical hands on Farming experience.Students must be prepared to undertake a Gateway Placement in the Industry.This program is a Tertiary Funded Course and places are limited. Duration 2 Days, Full Year Standards National New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture, Primary Industries Level 3 […]

Fiction informs Reality 2017

Students will investigate aspects of a geographic issue at a global scale and consider solutions to these as presented by dystopian fiction writers. In particular, students will study the short stories of Kurt Vonnegut Junior. Students will study issues of equality and population control at a global scale. The research component of this course contributes […]

Financial Skills

Level 2  Students will look at various scenarios which will have a short and long term impact on personal income in a given context. They will also examine various debt management strategies in relation to personal finances. Level 3  Students will develop and look at various scenarios which will have a short and long term […]

General Chemistry

Level 1 What is stuff made of ? What are chemicals ? Why do we call water H2O ?  What happens when different chemicals are mixed ?  How do we use chemicals in everyday life ?  What is going on in our chemical world ?   Standards  L1/AS 90944 (External) Costs  Nil Recommendations  Nil Learning […]

Genetics

Level 1 Students will learn about the basics of DNA.  DNA is the blue print of the body, and is responsible for how we look and how our bodies function.  Students will learn how DNA works, how it becomes unique and how humans have taken advantage of it (have a look at your dog). Level 2 This […]

Geographical Research

Students will undertake a Geographic Research with Guidance. This course will support students to develop their research skills and will complement the research conducted in other learning areas. Standards  AS 91244 (Internal) Costs  Nil Recommendations  Nil Learning Areas  Social Science Vocational Pathways  Service Industries, Creative Pathways

Get Published

Students will develop and publish their own novel by first developing a novel idea and writing and editing their work to a publishing standard. They will develop their cover and market their work using print-on-demand services online as well as their own website/blog. Students will also have the opportunity to write short stories for competitions […]

Global Geographical

Students will undertake research into the global topic of the Diamond Trade. This course will support students to develop their research skills, to describe patterns, causes and effects of the global trade. Students will discover the brutal history behind the diamonds that sparkle in our stores. Standards AS 91432 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Social […]

Hairdressing Academy

Students work towards a National/New Zealand Certificate in Hairdressing. They will gain practical hands on experience.Students are required to take Hairdressing Theory as one of their courses and will work in the School Hairdressing Salon, one day per week. This program is a Tertiary Funded Course and places are limited. Duration 2 Days, Full Year Standards National/New […]

Haurora

Students will look at personal Hauora (Well-Being) where the students develop a health-related goal and an action plan based on the principles of SMART goals. They then implement an action plan that must be sustained over a minimum of three weeks. At the end of the implementation an evaluation of the plan is done. This […]

He ain’t heavy he’s my brother

Students will participate in a social action that relates to rights and responsibilities, e.g. 40 Hour Famine, and outline their own personal processes and involvement, justifying specific decisions they make. Standards AS 91282 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas  Social Science Vocational Pathways  Creative Industries

Heroes

Students will study a Hero film and look at the style and conventions. They will closely view scenes and analyze techniques, themes and ideas. Possible films: Thor, Dark knight, Man of steel,   Standards AS 90856 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas English Vocational Pathways  

Hiroshima and the bomb

This course will look at the reasons for the dropping of the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, the effects, both short-term and long-term and the different opinions people had about the bombing. Standards  AS 91232 Learning Areas Social Science, Science & Learning Languages Recommendations L1 History or Science Costs Nil  Vocational Pathways Creative Industries […]

History and Hollywood

Students will view 2-3 movies which are based on historical events, e.g. Rage, Troy. They will identify key facts and themes from the movie, then study the main events from other sources and compare the two. The assessment involves writing from the perspective of people involved in the real-life event. Standards  AS 91004 (Internal) Costs […]

Hospitality Academy Level 3

Students work towards a National Certificate in Hospitality. They will also gain practical hands on experience. Students are required to take Hospitality Theory as one of their courses and will run an in-school Restaurant one day per week, in Terms 2 & 3. This program is a Tertiary Funded Course and places are limited. Duration 2 […]

Hospitality Academy/Level 2

Students work towards a National Certificate in Hospitality. They will also gain practical hands on experience. Students are required to take Hospitality Theory as one of their courses and will run an in school restaurant one day per week. This programme is a Tertiary Funded Course and places are limited Vocational Pathways Service Industries Duration 2 Days/Full […]

Human Rights

Students will choose a human rights action and create a report on the issues involved. A wide range of topics could be considered, eg racism, treatment of women, child slavery, human trafficking or gay rights. Students will detail actions taken to create social justice in their chosen area. Standards AS 91043 Costs Nil Recommendations  Nil […]

I Disagree!

Level 2  Students will learn the art of debating! In doing so, they will learn how to prepare a speech around a controversial topic of interest. They will work with team-mates to make points about their topic and respond to points made by an opposing team.For inspiration and guidance students will view and study the […]

I Want to Know what Love is? 2017

Students will read and analyse written texts (poetry/lyrics, play, and short story) with the theme of love. At the same time, they will learn about relationships, identify positive views of sexuality. They will examine different kinds of love and explore healthy expressions of these in terms of both language and actions.Students will also write a […]

Inquiry-Based Literacy

This course caters for students who struggle with Literacy and are aiming to improve their skills for life outside of school. Students will be able to select their own topic for study. During their study, students will compete reading activities and produce samples of writing and speaking. This course will be offered twice during the […]

Introducing Robotics

Students will study general introduction to robotics. Students will be involved in a highly interactive, hands-on project where you will be able to work together to build a robot through basic programming Duration 1 Day/6 Weeks Learning Area Mathematics, Science, Technology Costs Nil    

Introduction to Algebra

Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to solve various problems in different contexts. The course will offer students various algebraic strategies to solve abstract problems.   This is an external standard and is necessary for students wishing to do Level 2 Mathematics   Standards  AS 91028 (External) Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Mathematics & Statistics Vocational […]

Introduction to Calculus

Students are introduced to Calculus Methods using various contexts. They will study basic differentiation, integration, gradients of curves and examine how to maximize and minimize a given variable in practical situations. Standards 91262 (External) Costs Graphics calculator Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Mathematics Vocational Pathways Primary Industries, Construction & Infrastructure, Manufacturing & Technology, Service Industries, Creative Industries  

Introduction/Adventure Sports

This project will introduce you to the concept of Adventure Sports where you will combine different disciplines to complete mini-challenges. Events could be arranged as relays or teams with the objective reached over land and water and overcoming natural obstacles. An introduction in this project could lead to further outdoor education projects. Duration 1 days […]

Introduction/Mountain Biking

Our area is one of the best in New Zealand for Mountain Bike trails.  This project offers students the opportunity to begin to access this amazing resource right on our back door.Starting with basic skills and bike handling and building towards more advanced skills to help students negotiate obstacles and more challenging terrain. This projects […]

Introduction/Paddle Sports

Develop basic water based skills that will introduce you to kayaking, canoeing and water safety.You will learn in safe environments how to handle a variety of different water craft and how to look after yourself and others in the water.This project introduces the skills needed to progress on to other water based outdoor education projects. […]

Introduction/Tramping

Students will learn about the equipment, clothing and skills required to safely carry out a simple tramp in bush environments. Learning will tackle place mainly in outdoor settings where students will learn more about the interactions between humans and our outdoor recreational locations. By developing these essential skills students will be able to progress onto […]

Japanese Conversation

Students will learn the art of Japanese conversation. Every week there will also be some hands-on work on Japanese culture – e.g. cooking, origami, calligraphy, watching videos, online practice Vocational Pathways  Service Industries, Creative Pathways Duration  1 Day/ 6 Weeks Standards  AS 90895 (L1) AS 91134 (L2) AS 91555 (L3) Learning Areas  Learning Languages Costs […]

Japanese Listening

Students will learn how to read Japanese. Every week there will also be some hands-on work on Japanese culture – e.g. cooking, origami, calligraphy, watching videos and online practice. Duration 1 Day 6 weeks Standards  AS 90893 (L1) External AS 91133 (L2) External AS 91553 (L3) External Learning Areas  Learning languages Costs  Nil    

Journeys

Students will analyze epic journeys and look at conventions of the genre. Students will then select their own texts and identify connections between all the texts. This course is one option for completing the mandatory requirement for L1 English AS 90852: Explain significant connection(s) across texts, using supporting evidence.   Standards AS 90852 Costs Nil […]

Kururau Crusher

The body of an Athlete is placed under enormous stress when taking part in extreme events such as the Kururau Crusher, yet it is able to adjust and cope.  This course will offer students an opportunity to study the homeostatic control processes in the body, look into the event and its impact on NZ society […]

Lets Play Computer Games

Level 2  Students will learn how to create a plan for constructing a Computer game using ‘Game maker’ and learn how to write advanced codes in order to control certain objects, actions and get scenes to change colour etc. Students will be able to use advanced programming skills using ‘Game maker’ and be able to […]

Life Sized Caricatures

Students will research public or known figures and produce a life-size caricature for display. Produce a resolved work that demonstrates purposeful control of skills appropriate to a visual arts cultural context. Standards AS 91460 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Drawing 201 Learning Areas Visual Arts, Design and Hard Materials Vocational Pathways Creative Pathways

Lifeguard

You will learn about: Aquatic supervision techniques Aquatic rescue techniques How to supervise customers How to identify and manage hazards and risks How to lead emergency responses Project Duration  1 Day for 6 Weeks Standards  US 27540 US 27542 US 27543 US 27499 Learning Areas  Health & Physical Education Recommendations  Minimum Age 16 Costs $143.75 Vocational Pathways Primary Industries, […]

Look at those Curves

Level 3 In this course students will study various curves such as circles, hyperbolas and ellipses through mathematical modeling.  Students will work their way through from simple equations to complex formulas. The course develops in students the ability to look at real life problems and create mathematical models.   Standards   AS 91573 (Internal) Costs  Nil Recommendations […]

Major School Production/Performing Arts

This project lends itself to the major school productions in 2016.‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘West Side Story’. Students will perform, dance, sing, have the opportunity to play as part of a band, group or solo, design and create sets and costumes. Duration 1 Day Full Year Standards 91090, 91270, 91416, 91274, 91417, 91091, 91272, […]

Making Music/Performing Arts

This project offers credits for endorsement in Making Music Levels 1 to 3 (Music studies standards will be offered as a personal project component to this project). Students will perform two substantial pieces and/ or programmes of music as a featured soloist. Students will demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece and /or two substantial […]

Managing Change

In this course, students work individually and interview a person they know in the community who has experienced a significant change in their lives, with a focus on what that individual has done or learnt about building resilience as a result of that change experience. Care will be taken around how to use ethical research […]

Māori Performance/ Costume and Design

Students will learn about the significance and meaning of specific costume items and designs. This knowledge can form a foundation for further study in performing arts. Level 1 Standards US 22755 Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Learning Languages  Vocational Pathways Service Industries  Creative Industries

Māori Performing Arts and the performer

Students will research and discover information about a group or performer who has played a significant role in the world of Māori performing arts. This knowledge can form a foundation for further study in performing arts. Level 1 Standards US 22753 Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Learning Languages Vocational Pathways Service Industries Creative Industries

Māori Performing Arts/Origins of song and dance

Origins of Song and Dance/Students will research and learn about genres of song and dance, both contemporary and traditional. This knowledge can form a foundation for further study in performing arts. Level 1 Standards US 22754 Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Learning Languages Vocational Pathways Service Industries  Creative Industries  

Maori Performing Arts/What is it?

Students will learn about the key components of performance that are typical of a performer in Māori performing arts. This knowledge can form a foundation for further study in performing arts.   Standards  US 22752 (Level 1) Costs  Nil Recommendations  Nil Learning Areas  Learning Languages

Mapping and Data Skills

Level 1  Students will be introduced to Geographic skills and the Geographic process which allows them to analyse a wide range of data. Students will be introduced to Geographical Information Systems and digital mapping. Level 2  Students will develop vital mapping and data skills which will support them with event planning, analysing events and development.Students […]

Mathematical Models

Students will learn how to use the information given in a practical context to represent this into equations which they will solve to determine the solution. They will also look at minimising cost and maximising profit using Linear Programming Techniques.   Standards AS 91574 (Internal) AS 91587 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations  Level 2 Algebra Learning Areas […]

Mechanics

Level 1  This course will cover the basics of physics for movement and energy.  How and why do things move; students interested in sports, mechanics, building, projectiles, flying.  For instance students will learn why one bullet shoots better than another Level 2  Mechanics Level  2 follows on from Mechanics Level 1, it takes the original […]

Modelling in Algebra

Level 1  Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to solve various problems in different contexts by representing information using equations and then solving to find the possible solutions. Level 2 Students will learn the knowledge and skills needed to solve various problems in more complex contexts by representing information using equations and then solving […]

Moving Dimensions

Level 2 Students will design and make an advanced prototype using Robotics and 3D design software. This is the follow up of a progressive course students will be able to continue with in Level 3. Level 3 Students will design and make their own prototype using Robotics and 3D design software. This is the final part […]

Mural Painting/Extended Media

Students will research murals that demonstrate cultural conventions. Students will develop ideas and plan for a mural to be placed in a public setting. Students will also produce a finished mural that demonstrates skills appropriate to cultural conventions. Standards AS 90917 (Internal) Costs Nil  Recommendations Drawing 101  Learning Areas The Arts Technology English Vocational Pathways Construction […]

New Zealand Film

Students will view a film set or made in New Zealand. They will look at the style and conventions, closely viewing scenes and analysing techniques, themes and ideas.   Standards   AS 91107 (English Internal) Costs  Nil Recommendations  L1 – AS 90856 Learning Areas  English,  Social Science Vocational Pathway  Creative Industries

Numbers at Work

Students will learn to carry out various Number calculations in decimals, fractions and percentages in various contexts.  They will also be able to extend their knowledge around budgeting, GST and foreign exchange.  This is a compulsory course at Level 1 and offers the foundation for higher level Mathematics. Standards  AS 91026 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning […]

NZ History

Students will learn about and analyse an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders, eg the suffragette movement, Parihaka or the Vietnam War. Standards AS 91435 Costs Nil Recommendations One previous History module at Level 1 or 2 Learning Areas Social Sciences Vocational Pathways 

Outdoor Leader

This is a yearlong project that leads to the National Certificate of Outdoor Leadership. Through the course you will develop your personal skills in Kayaking, Mountain Biking and Tramping before leading others in these activities. Completion of the Certificate demonstrates: Outdoor Recreation Leadership Communication Risk management Weather Knowledge And prepares you to work independently to […]

Overseas Issues

Students will research an issue that is found overseas and they will speculate on the reason why these have become an issue and come to their own conclusion on what is to be done about it. Findings will be presented as a written report, as part of a debate, or both. Standards AS 90853 (Internal) Optional: […]

PC Doctor

Students will learn the basic procedures for servicing a personal computer system. Installing hardware and software as well as undertaking and documenting a range of appropriate testing procedures to demonstrate the system meets the requirements of a specified personal computer system.   Standards AS 91081 Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Technology Vocational Pathways  Primary Industries, Construction & Infrastructure, Manufacturing […]

Personal Project

Students may undertake a personal project or study by applying to the Senior Project Coordinator for approval. Students need to be capable of self directed learning and be working on making or creating a product or on achieving a particular study goal. Students will be allocated 1 day per week to undertake this personal project […]

Photography

Basic Photography/ Students will develop ideas around basic photography techniques.Students will use drawing methods to apply knowledge of conventions appropriate to photography. Standards  AS 91312 (Internal) Costs  Must have: Digital Camera 6 Mega Pixels up Recommendations  Nil Learning Areas  The Arts,  Technology, English Vocational Pathways  Manufacturing & Technology,  Social & Community Services, Creative Industries

Planning a Career/Pathway

Students will identify and describe and produce a plan of a personal career pathway of interest. They will then use this to plan and conduct an interview which are essential skills in job preparation.   Standards  US 4251, US 1296 Costs  Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas  Work and Study Skills  

Poetry & Prose

Students will read and analyses written texts in various genre (poetry, fiction, non-fiction). Analysis will focus on the key ideas and effects intended by the writer and the techniques used to communicate these. Standards  AS 91100 (External) Costs  Nil Recommendations  L1 AS 90851 Learning Areas English Vocational Pathways  Primary Industries,  Construction & Infrastructure, Manufacturing & Technology   […]

Practical Investigation

Level 1  The “Scientific method” is what all sciences are based on.  This course introduces students to the way practical science works to inform scientific ideas.  Students will learn to design and carry out practical experiments relating to physics, chemistry and biology. Level 2 The “Scientific method” is what all sciences are based on.  This course […]

Principles of Training

Students will demonstrate understanding of the application of biophysical principles to training for physical activity and the body’s response to exercise and movement.  This Course will involve training for an event.   Standards  AS 91329 Costs  Nil Recommendations  Literacy skills Learning Areas  Health & Physical Education Vocational Pathways  Service Industries, Creative Industries

Profitability

This course follows on from Sustainable Farming practices and practices used by Commercial Growers to ensure the profitability of a Primary Product.   Standards AS 91529 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Any one of: AS 91157  AS 91154 Learning Areas Science Vocational Pathways Primary Industries  

Raging Rhythm & Vines

In 2003, when a group of finishing Otago University mates wanted everyone together for one last party, the Rhythm and Vines was born. That year 1800 people partied together. Now 30,000 people from all areas of the world rage in the vines. The event is arguably a rite of passage for every 18 year old […]

Reading Japanese

Students will learn how to read Japanese. Every week there will also be some hands-on work on Japanese culture – e.g. cooking, origami, calligraphy, watching videos and online practice Project Duration: 1 Day/6 Weeks Standards: AS 90896 (L1) External AS 91136 (L2) External AS 91556 (L3) External Learning Areas: Learning Languages Costs: Nil    

Reality is Subjective

As part of a cross-textual study (involving films, written text, news stories, etc.), students will research claims and myths of the media and compare it to fact based reality. They will speculate on the reason why these myths are perpetuated and come to their own conclusion on what is reality. Standards  AS 91478(Internal) Learning Areas  […]

Revolution

Level 1  Students will view the film V for Vendetta in conjunction with a study of the causes and consequences of a major historical event involving a revolution against a government (e.g. Parihaka, Gandhi in India, Russian Revolution, American Revolution, Occupy movement, Guy Fawkes). Students will complete a study of the causes and consequences of […]

Right Angle Triangles

Level 1 Students will study Pythagoras and Trigonometric ratios in various contexts. They will calculate the length of sides and the size of angles in right angled triangles which is an essential skill for both Academic and Trades Pathways. Standards AS 91032 (Internal) Costs Scientific Calculator Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Mathematics & Statistics Vocational Pathways Manufacturing & Technology, Service […]

Ripple Effect

This Course involves the student continually reflecting on the effect or impact that the use of their interpersonal skills is having on others. Students will participate in activities and reflect on their interpersonal skills in different situations. Standards  AS 90965 Costs  Nil Recommendations  Literacy skills Learning Areas  Health & Physical Education Vocational Pathways  Service Industries, Social […]

Robotics

Students will study robotics. Students will be involved in a highly interactive, hands-on project where you will be able to work together to build and program a robot through basic programming. Duration 1 Day, 6 Weeks Standards  Nil Costs  Nil Recommendations Have completed Introducing robotics Learning Areas  Mathematics, Science, Technology  

Science & Technology Academy

This project will help students with: a better understanding and achievement in science, hands on activities, and practical engagement with concepts.Students may wish to take part in this project to enhance their education in science, or just look into ideas they are interested in. Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas Science Vocational Pathways Primary Industries, Construction & Infrastructure, […]

Scientific Research

Level 1 Literacy is important in Science too.  Students will learn how to research and write scientific reports, by forming and finding evidence for their ideas.  Students will investigate and report on big issues in our Community, World and possibly the Universe. Level 2 This course follows on from ‘Scientific Writing Level 1’  Students will be looking […]

Services/Cadet Unit

We aim to develop confident, responsible young citizens who are valued within their community by providing them with a military framework and safe, enjoyable, challenging opportunities.To foster a spirit of adventure and teamwork, and to develop those qualities of mind and body essential for good citizens and leaders. To provide challenging and disciplined training activities, […]

Sexuality

Students will explore promoting positive sexuality using a range of strategies. These include development of personal knowledge and skills to support sexual health, self-worth and self-acceptance; maintaining and enhancing well-being in sexual relationships; inclusive practices whole communities can engage in. Promoting positive sexuality also means to be inclusive of the diversity of sexualities that exist […]

Shakespeare Club

Students will study a play by William Shakespeare then perform selected scenes for the 2016 Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festival. If the numbers allow, there will be opportunities for students to direct scenes for the festival. Duration 1 Day Six Weeks Standards Nil Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas English The Arts

Show us respect

Students will investigate a specific conflict that has arisen from different cultural beliefs and ideas and show understanding of the different perspectives of people involved. Examples could be the Land Hikoi or the Land Wars. Standards  AS 91279 Costs  Nil Recommendations  Nil Learning Areas  Social Science Vocational Pathways  Social & Community Services

Silica Rapids

This program is about the environment and how it finds a natural balance, and how humans fit in with this balance. There are a lot of thoughts around the future of our world and the impact humans are having on the environment and the impact the environment is having on us.  Students will begin to […]

Snow Sports Academy

Ski Racing – Focused on GS and Slalom Race training, fitness and snow time. Snow Board Racing – Focused on GS, Slalom and Board Across, fitness and snow time. Slopestyle – Focused on park based skills Senior Snow Sports Academy Squads will be constructed depending on levels of interest in ski race, slopestyle and snowboard […]

Social Responsibility

Students will demonstrate social responsibility through applying a social responsibility model in physical activity.   Standards  AS 91334 Costs  Ropes course Recommendations  Nil Learning Areas  Health & Physical Education Vocational Pathways  Service Industries, Social Community Services, Creative Services

Speaking Japanese

Students will learn how to speak Japanese language. Every week there will also be some hands-on work on Japanese culture – e.g. cooking, origami, calligraphy, watching videos and online practice Project Duration: 1 Day for 6 Weeks Standards: AS 90894 (L1) AS 91135 (L2) AS 91554 (L3) Learning Areas: Learning Languages Costs: Nil     […]

Sporting Influence

This assessment activity requires you to participate in a variety of physical activities, which could include: games (invasion games, net/wall games), dance, te ao kori, outdoor pursuits and aquatic activities. The range of physical activities offered to you should provide you with new and varied experiences and opportunity to try new pursuits. Assessment will be […]

Sports Impact

This course involves evaluating physical activity experiences to devise strategies for lifelong well-being. Students will examining personal physical activity experiences to date, considering the influences on and reasons for participation in physical activity experiences. Then make judgements about the relationship between the experiences; and the potential impact of the experiences on lifelong well-being, using the […]

Sports Leadership

This course involves evaluating leadership strategies that contribute to the effective functioning of a group. Students will explain how and why strategies are applied and, using ongoing reflection, explaining how the strategies contribute to the effective functioning of the group in a physical activity context. Students will be put into a leadership position and be […]

Sports Performance

Dare to Train/Students will learn what a quality performance is and the training needed to be successful in an event or skill. This course is aimed at students who are interested in training for a designated event, or improving a designated skill. This course will involve training and completing an event such as the Tough […]

Sports Science

Level 1 & 2 This course looks at anatomy, bio-mechanics, components of fitness and physiological responses to exercise. This course is aimed at students who are interested in the body and how it works in relation to movement.The students will develop an understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance […]

Sports Skill Development

Students will learn what a quality performance is and the training needed to be successful in an event or skill. This course is aimed at students who are interested in training for a designated event, or improving a designated skill. Standards AS 91501 Costs Nil Recommendations  L1 Literacy Learning Areas  Health & Physical Education Vocational Pathways Service […]

Statistical Methods

Students will have an option of studying time series data which involves looking at the pattern of a given variable over a time period and drawing conclusions OR bi-variate data which involves studying the relationship between two variables and drawing conclusions. Standards AS 91580 (Internal) Or AS 91581 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations AS 91268 at L2 Learning Areas […]

Strategies to Improve

This course involves demonstrating strategies that improve the performance of a physical activity, and describing the outcomes.   Standards  AS 90967 Costs  Nil Recommendations  Literacy skills Learning Areas  Health & Physical Education Vocational Pathways  Service Industries, Social & Community Services, Creative Industries  

Survival

Students will analyse a variety of written and visual texts with the context of Survival, looking at conventions. This course is one option for completing the mandatory requirement for L1 English AS 90852. Standards AS 90852 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations Nil Learning Areas English  

Te Reo/Listening

Students will develop their listening skills that will enable them to listen to and understand what is being said in conversations. They will learn to listen for familiar words and phrases in a range of settings. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other settings, for example, on the Marae, […]

Te Reo/Listening 2017

Students will develop essential listening skills that will enable them to listen to and understand what is being said in simple conversations. They will learn to listen for familiar words and phrases in a range of settings such as ‘school’ or ‘town’. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other […]

Te Reo/Reading

Students will develop essential reading skills that will enable them to read and comprehend short stories and texts. They will learn to identify key themes, people and actions taking place within the texts, through familiar topics. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other settings, for example, on the marae, […]

Te Reo/Reading

Students will develop their reading skills to enable them to read and comprehend short stories and texts. They will learn to identify key themes, people and actions taking place within the texts, through familiar topics. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other settings, for example, on the Marae, at […]

Te Reo/Speaking

Students will develop essential speaking skills that will enable them to speak confidently about familiar topics. They will learn how to structure mihi in a format that is based on traditional styles and to deliver this appropriately to an audience. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other settings, for […]

Te Reo/Speaking

Students will develop their speaking skills that will enable them to speak confidently about familiar topics. They will learn how to structure mihi in a format that is based on traditional styles and to deliver this appropriately to an audience. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other settings, for […]

Te Reo/Writing

Students will develop essential writing skills that will enable them to write using appropriate grammar and structure. They will learn to write simple reports, reviews and recipes through familiar topics. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other settings, for example, on the marae, at home, or at school. Standards […]

Te Reo/Writing

Students will further develop essential writing skills to enable them to write using appropriate grammar and structure. They will learn to write short texts that are structured and succinct, through familiar topics. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other settings, for example, on the marae, at home, or at […]

Te Reo/Writing

Students will develop their writing skills that will enable them to write using appropriate grammar and structure. They will learn to write reports, reviews and recipes through familiar topics. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other settings, for example, on the marae, at home, or at school. Level 2 […]

Te Reo/Writing(External)

Students will further develop essential writing skills to enable them to write using appropriate grammar and structure. They will learn to write short texts that are structured and succinct, through familiar topics. These skills can be applied across other learning areas and also in other settings, for example, on the marae, at home, or at […]

The end of the World as we know it

Students will look at visual and written texts that deal with oppressive, tyrannical governments. Students will make connections between texts that show dystopian world views.This course is one option for completing the mandatory requirement for L1 English AS 90852. Standards AS 90852 Learning Areas English Costs Nil Vocational Pathways Creative Industries 2017

The Power of Algebra

This course offers students a chance to explore and manipulate situations and find logical solutions to problems in context. Students will have an opportunity to form models that will help simplify complex real life problems Standards  AS 91261 (External) Recommendations  AS 91207 Learning Areas  Mathematics Costs  Graphics Calculator  Vocational Pathways  Primary Industries, Construction & Infrastructure, […]

The Resistance

Level 1 Students will construct a project using resistant materials like wood, plastics or metal. This course is perfect for creative students with good, practical ideas. Level 2 Students will construct an advanced project using resistant materials like wood, plastics or metal. In this course, students will build on the knowledge they have gained from the […]

The Russian Revolution

This course will look at the causes and consequences of the Russian Revolution in 1917, one of the most significant historical events of the 20th century. It will discuss the roles of key figures such as Tsar Nicholas II, Lenin and Stalin. Standards  AS 91233 (Internal) Costs  Nil Recommendations  One module of Level 1 History […]

The Two Dimensional Plane

Students will study various features between two points on a plane. They will calculate the distance, midpoint, gradient between the two points and apply this basic knowledge to more complex situations. Standards  AS 91256 (Internal) Costs  Graphics Calculator Recommendations  Nil Learning Areas  Mathematics & Statistics Vocational Pathways  Construction & Infrastructure

The Wonder Years

The Wonder Years is our junior curriculum, which focuses on supporting learners to develop a love of learning as they search for their identity as adolescents. For learners at this stage of development, a strong sense of identity, exploring their values and their place in the world is crucial in determining their lifelong learning habits. […]

The Workplace/Behind the scenes

Students will be exposed to and deepen their understanding of employment relationships, employment agreement and organisational change and the impact of such change on employment and other factors. Standards US 1980, US 1982, US 11827 Costs, Nil Recommendations, Nil Learning Areas, Business Skills Vocational Pathways   

The Workplace/Teams and Leaders

Students will investigate and explore effective Leaders and Teams in various organisations and use this knowledge to provide effective feedback on work performance which is key to any work related environment. Standards  US 1980, US 1982 Costs  Nil Recommendations  Nil Learning Areas  Workplace    

Tourism Academy/ Level 3

Students work towards a National/New Zealand Certificate in Tourism. They will also gain practical hands on experience and visit various Tourism Businesses This program is a Tertiary Funded Course and places are limited. Duration 2 Days, Full Year Standards National/New Zealand Certificate Tourism Level 3 Project Standards  57,  23761, 24726, 24727, 18211, 18212, 18237, 23761, 6400, 6401, […]

Tourism Academy/Level 2

Students work towards a National Certificate in Tourism. They will also gain practical hands on experience. Students are required to take Tourism Theory as one of their courses and be prepared to undertake a Gateway placement one day per week. This programme is a Tertiary Funded Course and places are limited Duration  2 Days/Full Year Vocational […]

Trigonometry

Level 2 Students will use a range of trigonometric methods and calculations to determine the length, angles and area of various triangles in real life contexts. Level 3  The course involves a study of trigonometric methods to help students determine possible models to describe various situations around them. Students will be able to look at a […]

TRUMP Training

This core course for Year 9 & 10 Students is designed to improve their key competency skills. Thinking strategies, relating to to others, using language, symbols and text, managing self and participating and contributing are the cornerstones of education and this course will support all students to develop these skills and strategies. Students progress in […]

Visual Arts/Entry Level

Visual Arts Writing (Literacy) L1/This course will give students basic understanding of cultural and other art-making processes, techniques, media, and methods in making art in order to inform their own understanding of art. Students will demonstrate understanding of art works from Māori and other cultural contexts using art terminology. L2/Students will learn about cultural and […]

Wearable Arts Design

Students will design and create a garment for the wearable arts competition.  Students will learn planning skills and how to draw up freehand sketches for fashion design Duration  1 Day for 12 weeks Standards US 6697 (L2) US 6700 (L3) Costs  Own materials Learning Areas  Technology, The Arts Costs  Nil Vocational Pathways  Construction & Infrastructure Manufacturing & Technology  Creative Pathways […]

What about Me?

Students will analyse texts that portray the classic conflict between the individual and the collective, between the human spirit and society.  They will present their analysis in written form. This course is one option for completing the mandatory Level 2 English requirement AS 91104. Standards AS 91104 (Internal) Costs Nil Recommendations L1 Literacy – AS 90852 Learning Areas […]

What are the chances 2017

Level 1 In this course students will study the elements of chance and the various terminology and calculations associated with probability in various contexts. Students will also plan and carry out their own practical investigation and use the data to calculate probability. Level 2 Students will investigate the chance of an event occurring in various settings.  […]

What happened in my backyard?

Students will research an historical event or place of significance to New Zealanders. They will select from a list of suggested topics, e.g. NZ involvement in WWI, the arrest of Rua Kenana or the development of the Ratana movement, or choose their own.   Standards AS 91434 Costs Nil Recommendations One previous History module at Level 1 or […]

Which one of you nuts!

Students will analyse the film “One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest” through the lens of either Feminism, Marxism or Freudianism. Students will research one of these theories, become and expert in it and present a written analysis of the film. This internal task is also an ideal method for preparing for the Film external. Standards […]

World Issues

Students will research world issues and delve into the two sides of an issue. They will speculate and draw their own conclusions on who is right and how these issues might be solved.  The research component of this course contributes to the Reading requirement for University Entrance.   Standards  AS 91105 (Internal) Costs  Nil Recommendations L1 […]

Writing in the Workplace

Students are to create a mock work place where they will learn how to correspond and write in appropriate forms for the workplace. This course will be for students that are competent writers who do not want to write in an academic way. This course is one option for completing the mandatory requirement for English […]

Writing Japanese

Students will learn how to write more in Japanese.Every week there will also be some hands-on work on Japanese culture – e.g. cooking, origami, calligraphy, watching videos, and online practice Project Duration:1 Day 6 Weeks Standards: AS 90897 (L1) AS 91137 (L2) AS 91557 (L3) Learning Areas: Learning Languages Costs: Nil