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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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  

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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/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/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(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 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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]