Drama

Students will perform and devise their own drama. They will demonstrate their ability to view and respond to live drama.  Assessments will be internal in the form of filmed performances, and a small amount of written/oral evidence.  There will also be one externally assessed exam at the end of the year.

Students who plan to take Level 1 Drama need to have studied Drama in Year 10.

Music

This course covers solo and group performance, theory and listening skills as well as some music technology.  Students are able to aim to achieve excellence endorsement at Year 11 with this course. There are 24 credits offered – 20 internal and 4 external.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• Previous experience with a musical instrument and success in Year 10 Music.
• A willingness to complete all written aspects of the course.

Itinerant Music Lessons

• All students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through the Itinerant Teachers of Music Scheme (ITMS). The school has specialist instrumental teachers that take lessons on these each week.

Drama

Students will perform and devise their own drama. They will demonstrate their ability to view and respond to live drama.

Assessments will be internal in the form of filmed performances, and a small amount of written/oral evidence.  There will also be one externally assessed exam at the end of the year.

Students who plan to take Level 2 Drama will need to have studied Level 1 Drama.

Music

This course covers solo and group performance, New Zealand music, theory, listening skills as well as some music technology.

Students are able to aim to achieve excellence endorsement at Year 12 with this course. There are 23 credits offered – 17 internal and 6 external.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• Previous experience with a musical instrument and success in Level 1 Music.
• A willingness to complete all written aspects of the course.

Itinerant Music Lessons

• All students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through the Itinerant Teachers of Music Scheme (ITMS). The school has specialist instrumental teachers that take lessons on these each week.

 

 

Drama

Students will perform and devise their own drama. They will demonstrate their ability to view and respond to live drama.

Assessments will be internal in the form of filmed performances, and a small amount of written/oral evidence. There will also be one externally assessed exam at the end of the year.

Students who plan to take Drama at Level 3 need to have studied Level 2 Drama.

Music

This course covers solo and group performance, research, music analysis, theory, and listening skills.  There are 28 credits offered.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• Previous experience with a musical instrument and success in Level 2 Music.
• A willingness to complete all written aspects of the course.

Itinerant Music Lessons

• All students have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument through the Itinerant Teachers of Music Scheme (ITMS). The school has specialist instrumental teachers that take lessons on these each week.

 

Physical Education

This is an endorsed course which covers a range of sport science topics, including team work, biomechanics, skill development and psychological aspects.

The course has a high level of practical components as well as theory assessments.  All achievement standards are internally assessed.  The year course will be constructed depending on the student interest and made up from the range of units as shown below.

There will be a minimum of 22 credits offered. If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• To participate in all practical activities and complete all written aspects of the course.

Health

An endorsed course made up of both internal and external achievement standards. The course is relevant and meaningful for young people and the topics can vary depending on their interests and needs.  Students will learn about health including sexuality, relationships, communication, goal setting and resilience.  Not only will students gain credits but also life skills, goals and future pathways. The course will be constructed with individual students from the following standards and a minimum of 20 credits offered.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• A good level of literacy, an interest in health for yourself, others and New Zealand society.

Home Economics

This level 1 Home Economics course contributes 24 credits towards the Level 1 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA). This subject can be endorsed.  The students will gain understanding of hygiene and safety in the kitchen. The program is designed to enable students to gain understanding of the National Nutritional Guidelines, healthy eating practices, and the effects on well-being.

If considering this subject next year you will need:

  • To be able to conduct research.
  • To have a strong interest in health and well-being.
  • To enjoy preparing and presenting food in a variety of ways.

Students who plan to take Home Economics at Level 1 will need to have completed Year 10 Home Economics (or be approved by Teacher In Charge.

 

Health

An endorsed course made up of both internal and external achievement standards. The course is relevant and meaningful for young people and the topics can vary depending on their interests and needs.

The focus for this course is providing students with the skills to apply their knowledge to their own lives and in their community.  Not only will students gain credits but also life skills, goals and future pathways.  The course will be constructed with individual students from the following standards and a minimum of 18 credits offered.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• A good level of literacy, an interest in health for yourself, others and New Zealand society.

 Home Economics

Students will work at the level 7 in the NZ Curriculum. This level 2 Home Economics course contributes 24 credits towards the Level 2 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and can be endorsed.

In Year 12 the students will investigate nutritional aspects that affect health and wellbeing.  Practical food preparation and serving will be included.

If considering this subject next year you will need:
• To be able to conduct research.
• To enjoy preparing and presenting food in a variety of ways.

Students who plan to take Home Economics at Level 2 need to have completed Home Economics in year 11.

 Recreation Studies

This course is designed with the more practical learner in mind. It is made up of unit and achievement standards which are all internally assessed. Students are therefore NOT able to gain endorsement.

Tiki Ltl group photoStudents will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities including sport, leisure and outdoor education.  Students will be given opportunities to lead others in physical activity by coaching sports teams and assisting on primary school camps.

The course will be made up of approximately 70% practical lessons, with the remainder in the classroom.  The year course will be constructed depending on the student interest, community events and made up from the range of units as shown below.  There will be a minimum of 18 credits offered.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• To have an interest in practical activities and helping others participate.

Sports Science

This is an endorsed course which covers a range of sport science topics including: the sociology of sport, biomechanics, skill development and motor learning, fitness training and psychological aspects.

The course will be made up of approximately 40% practical lessons, with the remainder in the classroom.  All achievement standards are internally assessed.  The year course will be constructed depending on the student interest and made up from the range of units as shown below.  There will be a minimum of 18 credits offered.

Students who plan to take Level 2 Sport Science next year will need to have completed level 1 Physical Education, or at the Leader of Learning’s discretion.

 

Health

This endorsed course is designed to introduce students to a range of health issues and practices with a view to career opportunities, including students having massages and visiting health professionals.  The achievement standards are a mix of internally and externally assessed credits.

Students are encouraged to research topics of interest to them whilst remaining in the parameters of the set tasks, which are the health practices and issues within New Zealand

The year course will be constructed depending on the student interest, community events and made up from the range of units as shown below. There will be a minimum of 18 credits offered.

This course can be combined with 2 or more other bio physical courses so students become part of the bio physical academy or it may be taken as a stand-alone course.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• A high level of literacy and an interest in people.

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This course has a large component of diving skills where students will complete their PADI open water and advanced diving certificate in the first term.  This course is designed with the more practical learner in mind. It is made up of unit standards and achievement standards which are all internally assessed.

Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of activities including sport, leisure and outdoor education. Students will be given opportunities to lead others in physical activity by coaching sports teams and assisting on primary school camps and attending a work based first aid course.  The course will be made up of approximately 70% practical lessons, with the remainder in the classroom.

The year course will be constructed depending on the student interest, community events and made up from the range of standards as shown below. There will be a minimum of 25 credits offered.

This course can be combined with 2 or more other bio physical courses so students become part of the bio physical academy or it may be taken as a stand-alone course.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• To have an interest in practical activities particularly in diving and helping others participate.
• To complete a Dive medical.

Cost (TBC)

Sport Science

This is an endorsed course. It covers the application of student’s knowledge to assessments in a range of sport science topics. These include: the sociology of sport, physiology, biomechanics, skill development, motor learning, and psychological aspects.

The course will be made up of approximately 30% practical lessons, with the remainder in the classroom.

All achievement standards are internally assessed.  Students may opt to choose this alongside other mainstream classes or combine it with 2 or more other bio-physical subjects to become part of the biophysical academy.

The year-long course will be constructed depending on the student interest and made up from the range of standards as shown below. There will be a minimum of 18 credits offered.

 

Pre Trades Technology

This course is an applied learning course where theory and practical are merged into learning that will assist students into further training or work.  It is designed for those students wanting a future in trades, especially our Tai Tokerau Trades Academy courses.

Trades Technology offers standards in carpentry, automotive/engineering, health and safety, first aid and preparation for work. This course is supported by the gateways programme and will have a workplace placement component.


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Science

This is a course for those who would like to keep science as an option and to have the opportunity to take any of the following senior subjects (biology, chemistry and physics) at level 2. It has an internal component where composting, diabetes and exercise & the circulatory system are researched for the internal assessments.

Students study a range of topics in the external exams including Biology – genetics, Chemistry – acids, bases and Physics – mechanics.  Students are able to aim to achieve excellence endorsement at Year 11 with this course.

Biology

This is a course for those who would like to keep science as an option and it is often a compulsory course for any students contemplating a career in the health sector (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, medicine). It has an internal component where practical skills, ecology, biological ideas, animal adaptations and practical microscopy skills are researched for the internal assessments.

In Terms 1-2 the course assesses the internal assessments and the external assessments are studied in Term 2-4. Students study a range of topics in the external exams including cell processes and genetic variation.

Students are able to aim to achieve with excellence endorsement at Year 12 with this course.

Chemistry

In this course, students will gain an understanding of why substances have particular properties, identify the presence of dissolved substances, determine the concentration of substances and begin to explain why some reactions may or may not occur.

Students are expected to purchase a workbook (which is a text book with CD for revision) and have a calculator, exercise book or refill, pens and highlighters.

Access to the internet is an advantage.  The course is academic and approximately 25% of lessons are practical investigations. Students are expected to memorise chemistry facts to recall in assessments.

 Physics

In this course, students will gain an understanding of nuclear physics and radioactivity, motion, forces, waves, electricity and electromagnetism.

Students are expected to purchase a workbook (which is a text book with exercises for revision) and have a scientific calculator, exercise book or refill, pens and highlighters.

Access to the internet is an advantage.  The course is academic and approximately 20% of lessons are practical investigations. Students are expected to spend approximately 30 minutes daily on home learning.

Biology

This is a course for those who would like to keep science as an option and it is often a compulsory course for any students contemplating a career in the health sector (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, medicine).

It has an internal component where mangrove ecology, biological ideas and biotechnology skills are researched for the internal assessments. In Terms 1 and Term 2 the course assesses the internal assessments and the external assessments are studied in Terms 1 and 3.

Students study a range of topics in the external exams including plant & animal responses and speciation. Students are able to aim to achieve with excellence endorsement at Year 13 with this course.

Chemistry

This is a course for those who would like to keep science as an option and it is often a compulsory course for any students contemplating a career in the health sector (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, medicine).

It has an internal component where mangrove ecology, biological ideas and biotechnology skills are researched for the internal assessments. In Terms 1 to Term 3 the course assesses the internal assessments and the external assessments are studied in Terms 1 and 3.

Students study a range of topics in the external exams including plant & animal responses and speciation. Students are able to aim to achieve with excellence endorsement at Year 13 with this course.

 

 

 

 

What is Social Science?

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

Social Science encourages students to learn how societies function and how people can participate and contribute within them. It allows them to broaden their horizons by investigating important issues locally, nationally and internationally. Social Science provides students the tools to think critically about the world around them and build empathy for the perspectives of those different from themselves.

Purpose:

To participate in and contribute to local, national and global issues, understanding other perspectives, critically analyse and clarify their own identity in relation to their own and other contexts.

Important skills that we will focus on:

  • INQUIRY – incorporating structured writing: being information savvy is vitally important in the 21st century. Social Science aims to give students the ability to make sense of the information with which they are faced and communicate this understanding effectively to others
  • CRITICAL THINKING: in the digital world of instant information, it is important to be able to work out what can be trusted. Social Science encourages students to question the information they gather and evaluate how reliable it is.
  • PARTICIPATING AND CONTRIBUTING: having a social conscience is very important. In many ways, the individual nature of western society has discouraged people from contributing to their community. We aim to encourage students to focus on issues in our community and be proactive in addressing them
  • EOTC – providing opportunities for students to experience learning in an environment they may not otherwise be able to access.

Senior courses:

In the senior school we focus on providing a broad range of Social Science subjects in our courses. Students have the opportunity to access credits in areas such as History, Geography, Social Studies, Media Studies and Classical Studies. Students have a choice about topics, in which they have an interest, to study. The courses are mainly internal but those who are aiming for endorsement have the opportunity to sit some external standards.

Design Technology

This course contributes 26 credits towards the Level 1 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and can be endorsed.

At level 1, the students learn about producing quality items from cheap and free materials. They learn to think outside the square to produce unique designs and can seek innovative solutions to problems through material experimentation.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• To have a real interest for design, technologies and creativity.
• You will need to be prepared to work hard, and accept that different outcomes require different designs and approaches and you must be able to justify any design decisions made through evidence based work.

Students who plan to take Design Technology at Level 1 need to have successfully studied Design Technology in year 9 and 10.

Digital Technology

The level 1 Digital Technology course contributes 23 credits towards the Level 1 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA). 21 credits can be endorsed.

In Year 11, students can use and apply digital tools and concepts for the management and presentation of information; explore communication through the use of digital media; and apply basic principles and understand the components of computers and networks.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need to:
• Use simple planning tools and a brief to produce an outcome for a stakeholder
• Understand and effectively use a variety of functions within software applications to produce outcomes
• Understand and apply ethical practice to outcome(s)

Students who plan to take Digital Technology at Level 1 need to have successfully studied ICT in year 10.

Textile Technology

This course contributes 24 credits towards the Level 1 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and can be endorsed.

In Year 11, the students will investigate ways meeting the requirements for solving problems around problems or issues within the local community. Research, planning, designing and creating items using a basic range of techniques and processes. Consultation with stakeholders will be essential. Evidence is recorded for evidential reference in a folio.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• To have a real interest in working with fabric.
• Have a creative desire
• Be able to research and communicate with others
• To enjoy using specialised equipment when creating articles.

Design Technology

The Level 2 Design Technology course contributes 20 credits towards the Level 2 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and can be endorsed.

In Level 2, the students learn about designing quality products based on the context of summer. They learn to think about a genuine need and through careful planning, design the solution for that need. Through design development and modelling they produce fully functional products.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• To have a real interest for design, technologies and creativity.
• You will need to be prepared to work hard, and accept that different outcomes require different designs and approaches and you must be able to justify any design decisions made through evidence based work.

Students who plan to take Design Technology at Level 2 need to have successfully studied Design Technology in year 10 and 11.

Digital Technology

The level 2 Digital Technology course contributes 24 credits towards the Level 2 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA). 20 credits can be endorsed. In Year 12, students can demonstrate the application of digital tools for the management and presentation of information; communicate effectively through the use of digital media; and understand, use, and evaluate the concepts of components, systems, technological features, functions, and limitations of a range of digital technologies.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need to:
• demonstrate advanced skills in using applications to produce effective and professional outcomes to meet stakeholder briefs
• explore digital technologies in business and social use
• critically evaluate final outcomes
• collaborate and plan effectively to manage and develop a project

Students who plan to take Digital Technology at Level 2 need to have successfully studied Digital Technology in year 11.

Textiles

The level 2 Textile Technology course contributes 20 credits towards the Level 1 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and can be endorsed.

In Year 12, the students will investigate and develop a brief to produce a solution for and issue from a context. Research, planning, designing and creating items using an advanced range of techniques and processes. Consultation with stakeholders will be essential. Evidence is recorded for evidential reference in a folio.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• To have a real interest in working with fabric.
• Have a desire to create things that are different
• Be able to research and communicate with others
• To enjoy using specialised equipment when creating articles.

Design Technology

The Level 3 Design Technology course contributes 20 credits towards the Level 3 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and can be endorsed.

In Level 3 the students learn about designing quality products through using recycled materials. Together with a genuine client they work to design and construct a product utilising used materials to up cycle them into a product of greater value. Through using these materials the students will learn that materials can be found in many forms and often these are free. There is a big emphasis on experimenting with these materials to try to make them more suited to their need.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• To have a real interest for design, technologies and creativity.
• You will need to be prepared to work hard, and accept that different outcomes require different designs and approaches and you must be able to justify any design decisions made through evidence based work. You must be able to work collaboratively with a client.

Students who plan to take Design Technology at Level 3 need to have successfully studied Design Technology in year 11 and 12.

Digital Technology

The level 3 Digital Technology course contributes 26 credits towards the Level 3 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA). In Year 13, the students develop and evaluate digital solutions within an organisation; combine elements from digital media applications and apply relevant codes of practice to communicate effectively; and analyse, evaluate, and develop technical features of networks and digital systems.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need to:
• effectively market and/or present outcomes in an organisational setting
• apply effective aesthetics and innovative techniques, using a range of digital media applications, to produce an outcome
• demonstrate efficient and advanced use of data, text and media in enterprising ways
• collaborate with stakeholder’s to address authentic issues

Students who plan to take Digital Technology at Level 3 need to have successfully studied Digital Technology in year 12.

 Home Economics

Students will work at the Level 8 in the NZ Curriculum. This Level 3 Home Economics course contributes 24 credits towards the Level 3 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and can be endorsed.

In Year 13 the students will investigate how society, globalisation and media can affect health and wellbeing. Studies will be in-depth and independent studies and interviews.  Practical food preparation and serving will be included. Some short courses in Hospitality skills may be offered.

If considering this subject next year you will need:
• Be able to conduct in-depth research independently.
• To enjoy preparing and presenting food in a variety of ways.

Students who plan to take Home Economics at Level 3 need to have a completed Home Economics in Year 12.

Textiles

The level 3 Textile Technology course contributes 18 credits towards the Level 1 National Certificate in Educational Achievement (NCEA) and can be endorsed.

In Year 13, the students will investigate and develop a brief to produce a solution for and issue from a context. Research, planning, designing and creating items using an advanced range of techniques and processes. Consultation with stakeholders will be essential. Evidence is recorded for evidential reference in a folio.

If you want to take this subject next year you will need:
• To have a real interest in working with fabric.
• Have a desire to create things that are different
• Be able to research and communicate with others
• To enjoy using specialised equipment when creating articles.

Ko Ahau Tēnei – The theme for the year is about expressing your own personal identity. Students are encouraged to draw upon their own interests and background for ideas.

Students will learn from contemporary artist models from Aotearoa and International. They will develop skills in a wide variety of art making media and processes.

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Matariki Totoro – Achieved with Excellence.

• Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed in Term 3. • One 2 x panel (A1) portfolio submission is required for the external standard. • Art Fees = $60

Art Design

Students will research contemporary designers (New Zealand and International). They will select a product, service, event or message that will form the basis of their study for the year. Projects will include the development of logo, advertising, marketing, and other promotional material through hand-made and digital technologies.  Students will be able to use specialist equipment and software in a professional standard lighting studio and design suite.

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Sarah Rowland – Achieved with Excellence

 • Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed in Term 3.
• One 2 x panel (A1) portfolio submission is required for the external standard.
• Art Fees = $60

Painting

Students will research contemporary artists (New Zealand and International) AND develop their personalised theme based on their interests. They will research, draw, and develop their skills and ideas to create a portfolio in painting.

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Samantha Kruse – Achieved with Excellence

 • Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed in Term 3.
• One 2 x panel (A1) portfolio submission is required for the external standard.
• Art Fees = $60

 Photography

Students will learn to plan, compose and manipulate photographic images using digital processes. They will research the pictorial conventions of contemporary New Zealand and International photographers. Students will select and develop a personalised theme. Ideas will be resolved to a high degree of technical finish and complexity.  Students will be able to use specialist equipment and software in a professional standard lighting studio and design suite.

 taariaTaaria Wise – Achieved 

• Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed in Term 3.
• One 2 x panel (A1) portfolio submission is required for the external standard.
• Art Fees = $60
• Bring your own DSLR camera (if possible)

 

Art Design

Students will select a product, service, event or message that will form the basis of their study for the year. Projects will include the development of logo, advertising, marketing, and other promotional material through hand- made and digital technologies. Students are encouraged to take part in the Scholarship extension programme consisting of weekly after school tutorials.  Students will be able to use specialist equipment and software in a professional standard lighting studio and design suite.

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Jonathan Salter – Achieved with Excellence

• Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed in Term 3.
• One 3 x panel (A1) portfolio submission is required for the external standard
• Art Fees = $80

Painting

Students will develop a self-selected theme based on an issue of personal interest in painting. Students are encouraged to take part in the Scholarship extension programme consisting of weekly after school tutorials.

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Matariki Totoro – Achieved with Excellence

  • Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed in Term 3.
  • One 3 x panel (A1) portfolio submission is required for the external standard.
  • Art Fees = $80

Photography

 

Students will select and develop a theme based on an issue of personal relevance in Photography.

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Puti Mutu – Achieved with Merit

  • Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed in Term 3.
  • One 3 x panel (A1) portfolio submission is required for the external standard.
  • Art Fees = $80
  • Bring your own DSLR camera (if possible)

Art History

Students will study look at art, read, discuss and write extensively in this course as they learn about artworks, artists, and the significance of art in our lives. Topics include the study of art from the 20th century to today – Early Modernism 1900–1940, Modernism to Postmodernism, Contemporary Diversity. Students are encouraged to take part in the Scholarship extension programme consisting of weekly after school tutorials.

 

  • To study this course you will need to have Level 1 Literacy
  • Internal Achievement Standards will be assessed in Term 3.
  • Students will sit an exam.
  • Art History Course Book = $40