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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 

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  

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 […]

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 […]

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  […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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, […]

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 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 […]