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CURRICULUM

The most recent ERO report stated that: ‘the college provides a highly supportive and inclusive environment where girls have a strong sense of pride and belonging.  ‘Students are well engaged in their learning and the wider school community. The effective transition practices that help to settle students into the school on arrival set a sound basis for student learning. Ongoing monitoring of student wellbeing contributes to students’ ongoing success. Students show confidence and pride in their language, culture and identity, and are motivated to achieve success.’

What’s New:

​​​​​​​Structured Whanau time
The purpose of this strand is to promote a sense of whanaungatanga and community. This time ensures that students are all equipped with the tools needed to tautoko (support) their learning.
Students check-in with the Whanau teacher each day and during this time work to develop a plan of learning to move forward or reflect on their learning journey so far.
The Whanau teacher is their coach and mentor and facilitates student understanding of what needs to be completed and how that can be achieved.
The Whanau teacher will be there to tautoko students through challenging times and to help them celebrate successes.

Inquiry based Pop Up Passions (iPUPs)
Teachers follow their passions and offer workshops / projects to students, this provides an opportunity to work collaboratively or independently during their sessions. PUPs are available for all year levels and groups contain a mix of levels. Direct links are made between PUPs and our School Values, resulting in connections to Manaaki i a Tātou – Self / Rātou – Others / Hāpori – Community.

Self-directed Learning
Students are supported by teachers to take control of their own learning and complete the learning tasks set. 
Students are given areas where they can work after they check in with their supervising teacher at the start of each learning block. 
There may be tutorials, workshops and other opt-in sessions they can attend to support their individualised learning. Specialist Subject teachers will be available in their timetabled slots and will be able to support any students in their learning.

Junior Numeracy and Literacy Block

We offer our Students: 

​​​​​​​Junior School

All Year 9 and 10 students will study across all learning pathways:

  • Te Ara Tikanga - Languages
  • Te Ara Tikanga - Social Sciences
  • Te Ara Auaha - Arts
  • Mataora Ako Huarahi - English
  • Mataora Ako Huarahi- Sciences
  • Te Ara Tapatoru - Maths
  • Te Ara Tapatoru - PE & Health

​​​​​​​Senior School

NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement) Levels 1, 2 and 3 and Integrated Studies are available.

English and Mathematics are compulsory at Years 11 and 12. Multi-level learning is supported.

Year 14 catch-up classes are available in Term 1 and/or 2 for students who need to complete Achievement Standards or Literacy and Numeracy Level 1 and 2 before moving to tertiary study or a course in the second half of the year.​​​​​​​