- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.
- 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?”
- Research Ability
- Oral Communication and Presentation
- Report Writing
- Statistical Analysis
- Careers Education