English

  • Engage with text-based activities.
  • Appreciate and enjoy texts
  • Make meaning (processing) while reading, listening, and viewing
  • Deconstruct and critically interrogate texts
  • Create meaning for themselves or others through writing, speaking, and presenting
  • Make appropriate and effective choices of ideas, language, and structure, applied in a range of contexts, purposes, and audiences

Science

  • Explore and investigate the world around them
  • Apply the Scientific Method to solve problems
  • Evaluate scientific information, and re-evaluate in light of new evidence
  • Communicate scientific ideas effectively
  • Link scientific knowledge with everyday ideas and actions

Social Science

  • Explore people, places, cultures, histories, and the economic world, within and beyond New Zealand.
  • Clarify their own identities in relation to their particular heritages and contexts
  • Understand, participate in, and contribute to the local, national, and global communities in which they live and work
  • Examine relevant current issues and analyse people’s values and perspectives
  • Consider the ways in which people make decisions and participate in social action
  • Evaluate the sustainability of alternative social, economic, political, and environmental practices

Mathematics

  • Explore, Investigate and communicate mathematical patterns and relationships.
  • Think critically and creatively
  • Use quantitative reasoning
  • Create mathematical models to represent situations in context
  • Communicate mathematical ideas

Expectations

  • Read 2 books at Yr9
  • Read 3 books at Yr10
  • Write in Journal 3x a week.
  • Exhibit Learning 4x a year.
  • Formal Examination at the end of Yr10.

Literacy

AsTTLE targets

Numeracy

AsTTLE targets

Key Learning Themed Projects - Project outcomes are interest-based

Learning Areas of the Arts, Technology, Languages and PE and Health will be covered through projects.

  • Cultural Heritage: Appreciation of Own and Other’s Cultures, Sense of Belonging and Identity, Culture Evolution.
  • Future’s Thinking: Affect of Own and Other’s Actions, Change and Adaptation, Goal Setting.
  • Community: A Place of Belonging, Evolution of Communities, Actions within Communities.
  • Citizenship: Good Citizenship, Origins and Evolutions, Barriers
  • The Environment: Interdependence of an Ecosystem and the Environment, Adaptation, Human Impact.
  • Sustainability: Natural Resources, Impact of World-wide Practices/Conditions, Responsibility.
  • Asia and the Pacific Rim: Ring of Fire, Cultural Groupings, Traditions and Interactions.
  • Learning Languages: Link People, Organised Systems to Give Meaning, Developing Identities.
  • Globalisation: Connectivity and Networking, Global Boundaries, Co-habitation of Cultures, Reciprocal Relationships with the World.
  • Coherence: Working Together to Achieve a Common Goal, Teamwork, Collaboration
  • Financial Capability: Financial Information and Processes, Personal Financial Management.

Learning Goals

  • Empirical Reasoning: “How do I prove it?”
  • Quantitative Reasoning: “How do I measure, compare or represent it?”
  • Communication: “How do I take in and express ideas?”
  • Social Reasoning: “What are other people’s perspectives on this?”
  • Personal Qualities: “What do I bring to this?”

Learning Foci

  • Research Ability
  • Oral Communication and Presentation
  • Report Writing
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Well-being
  • Careers Education

Wellness Model

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