Subject Selection

Junior Course of Study (Year 9 – Year 10)

Year 9

Students study all programmes mentioned below in a broad-balanced course designed as a comprehensive introduction to the first year of secondary education and which fully acknowledges national curriculum and special character obligations.

The curriculum supports and empowers all students to learn and achieve personal excellence.

In the wider curriculum students continue to partake fully in at least one chosen sport, cultural activity and a service event through Club Garin Inc.The Journey Programme continues to offer students an opportunity to grow spiritually in a challenging, outdoor setting.

Our programme is designed to encourage our students to become confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

year 10

Students continue to study in all learning areas giving them a wide breadth of subjects which provides them at the completion of their second year of secondary study, with an ideal launching platform into senior school programmes.

The curriculum continues to encourage students to strive for excellence by aiming high and perservering in the face of difficulties.

In the wider curriculum students continue to partake fully in at least one chosen sport, cultural activity and a service event through Club Garin Inc. The Journey Programme continues to offer students an opportunity to grow spiritually in a challenging outdoor setting.

Our programme design encourages our students to be creative, energetic and enterprising. It also allows our students the opportunity to develop the values, knowledge and competencies that will enable them to live full and satisfying lives.

Senior Course of Study (Year 11 – Year 13)

year 11

NCEA enables students to retain a broad spectrum of subjects even at this level and this Level 1 package ensures that all doors remain open to students.

In the wider curriculum students continue to partake fully in at least one chosen sport, cultural activity and a service event through Club Garin Inc. The Journey Programme continues to offer students an opportunity to grow spiritually in a challenging, outdoor setting.

year 12

Students at this stage have completed their first three years of foundation studies (Years 9-11).
Personal strengths, a greater awareness of future career directions and personalised course counselling, enable students to plan an individualised course of study tailored to their future learning and career needs.

Students are able to select specially designed Vocational Pathways courses. Only Religious Education and English are mandatory to take (and Maths also, if individuals have not yet attained the minimum U.E. requirement.) Students need to select four or five courses to make up their total of seven subjects.

year 13

Students studying at this level are working toward NCEA Level 3 or entry to specific tertiary training.

Religious Education is the only mandatory programme. English and Maths need to be continued if students have not attained the requirements for University Entrance. Students may choose any other three to five subjects offered, depending on individual circumstances, to make up a total of six subjects.

Curriculum 2016 Overview

Junior Students

Learning Areas Year 9 Year 10
Religious Education Religious Education Religious Education
English English English
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics
Science Science Science
Technology Digital Technology
Food Technology
Materials Technology
Fashion and Design
Digital Technology
Food Technology
Materials Technology
Fashion and Design
Social Studies Social Studies Social Studies
Physical Education/Health Physical Education/Health Physical Education/Health
Arts Art/Dance Drama/Music Art/Dance Drama/Music
Languages Maori and Spanish
ESOL
Maori or Spanish
ESOL
Careers Guidance Learning and Career Planning
Dream Catcher
Learning and Career Planning
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Senior Studnets, NCEA

Learning Areas Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Religious Education Religious Education I Religious Education II (or IIa) Religious Education III
English English I English II English III
Mathematics Mathematics I – External & Internal
Mathematics I – Internal only Numeracy
Mathematics II – 3 External & Internal
Mathematics II – 1 External & Internals
Calculus III
Statistics & Modelling III
Mathematics III
Science Science I
Applied Science I
Biology II
Chemistry II
Physics II
Applied Science II
Biology III
Chemistry III
Physics III
Technology Technology I (A student-nominated focus from one of the following: Digital Technology, Food Technology, Material Technology, Fashion and Design Technology II (A student-nominated focus from one of the following: Digital Technology, Food Technology, Material Technology, Fashion and Design, Graphics II Technology III (A student-nominated focus from one of the following: Digital Technology, Food Technology, Material Technology, Fashion and Design, Graphics III
Social Studies Economics I
Geography I
History I
Business Studies II
Economics II
Geography II
History II
Business Studies III
Economics III
Geography III
History III
Physical Education Physical Education I Physical Education II
Outdoor Education II
Physical Education III
Outdoor Education III
Arts Art I
Art & Design
Drama I
Music I
Art II
Art & Design
Drama II
Film & Media Studies II
Music II
Photography II
Art III
Drama III
Film & Media Studies III
Music III
Photography III
Languages Maori I
Spanish I
EL I
Maori II
Spanish II
EL II
Maori III
Spanish III
EL III
Careers Gateway Workplace
Trades Academy
Hospitality
Gateway Workplace
Trades Academy
Careers Guidance Learning and Career Planning
Dream Cather
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CV Preparation workshops
Learning and Career Planning
Dream Cather
Tertiary Action Plan
CV Preparation workshops

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