Junior Projects

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, […]

Senior Projects

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  

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 […]

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 […]

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/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/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/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, […]

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     […]

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 […]

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

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, […]

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  

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    

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 […]

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 […]

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

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  

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

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 […]

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, […]

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    

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 […]

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 […]

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/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 […]

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    

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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/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/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/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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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      

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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