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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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    

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 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

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 […]

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  

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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/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 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 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 […]

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

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 […]

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 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.  […]

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 […]