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Succeeding in business

Students will develop an awareness of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes that are essential to any successful business venture.  They understand how finance management is important to future business success.  Students will apply business knowledge to real situations. 

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business
  • Money and banking
  • Marketing
  • Financial literacy
  • Brand development 

Influencing change

To counter inequity across society and support understanding, individuals can courageously help others to survive. Through researching and examining social issues, students will be able to use their newfound knowledge to foster change, action, and solidarity.

  • Perspectives on society
  • Social justice
  • Citizenship
  • Equity 
  • Human rights
  • Activism
  • Global issues
  • Diversity
  • Change makers

Making a difference in my community

Through exploring ideas such as how we can care for and protect our community, students will be able to identify needs within the local community and develop a service project.  They will understand that rangatahi have the potential to change the community.

  • Project management
  • Community issues
  • Working with and alongside others
  • Manaakitanga
  • Building relationships
  • Futureproofing
  • Giving
  • Community involvement and service

Te Ao Haka

Te Ao Haka will provide a framework for students to explore the language, culture, traditions and customs associated with the Māori performing arts. They will understand that emotion and stories can be expressed through song and movement which are deeply connected to identity. 

  • Storytelling
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Tribal identity
  • Sustainability
  • Whakapapa 
  • Tikanga


    Tautua Pasifika

    Students will explore the values, language, beliefs, and stories from the past.  Through being immersed in the Pacific culture, they will be able to apply this knowledge and understanding to their own cultural identity and place in the world. 

    • Pasifika community
    • Identity
    • Performance
    • Languages
    • Customs and traditions
    • Environmental issues

    Being a Kaitiaki

    Through exploring and researching environmental issues, students will develop an understanding that people cause changes to the environment which can impact survival and reproduction.  They will also explore and develop a knowledge of the traditional Māori world view and make links between this and our natural world. Students will  use their newfound knowledge to take positive action to combat environmental issues. 

    • Climate change
    • Environmental Science 
    • Global issues
    • Humanitarian crises
    • Responsible consumption and production
    • Activism, peace and justice
    • Taiao (nature)
    • Social action projects

    Exploring the Great Outdoors

    For those adventurous students who thrive on spending time in the great outdoors whether it be hiking, camping or just appreciating nature.  Through its strong links to Physical Education and Health, Environmental Science and Social Science, the Exploring the Great Outdoors hub will enable students to learn and apply the essential knowledge and skills required to survive in the outdoors.  

    • Adventures 
    • Teamwork and trust
    • Conservation
    • Owning your actions
    • Duke of Edinburgh
    • Skills to survive and thrive
    • Citizens of the natural world
    • Astronomy
    • Geology and maps
    • Self-reliance
    • Master oceans, rivers and mountains

    Shaping Stories Through Word and Image

    Students will expand their imagination through exploring different forms of written and visual communication.  By creating stories in both words and images, students will have a creative outlet to voice their opinions, dreams and feelings. 

    • Social media
    • Product development
    • ‘Hands on’ media tech
    • Filmmaking
    • Storytelling
    • Advertising
    • The power of media

    Engineering Your Future

    Through using scientific and mathematical thinking and processes, students will investigate and solve problems, building an understanding of our world.  Students will have the opportunity to learn and develop matauranga Māori; cultural knowledge and how this contributes to the world in which we live.

    • Solving problems
    • Thinking mathematically with scientific ideas
    • STEM
    • Understanding how things work
    • Using and critiquing evidence
    • Investigating and understanding issues
    • Curiosity 

    Expression Through Visual Arts

    Through creative, and innovative thinking, students will develop knowledge and skills in a range of visual art forms.  Using a range of tools, materials and techniques they will communicate ideas, developing their understanding and appreciation of different cultures and backgrounds. 

    • Painting
    • Photography
    • Production features and design
    • Creative culture
    • Expression
    • Analysis

    Being an Innovative Designer

    Through exploration and innovation, students will develop an understanding of the design process and use this knowledge to create their own project.  Students will learn that they can turn their ideas into real things. 

    • Architecture
    • Interior design
    • Jewellery
    • Creating
    • Communication 
    • Media design
    • Problem solving
    • Animation
    • Coding

    Te Whai

    Students will explore the values, language, beliefs, and stories from the past.  Through being immersed in the māori culture, they will be able to apply this knowledge and understanding to their own cultural identity and place in the world. 

    • Māori values / protocols
    • Music
    • Political issues
    • Past, present, future
    • My land, my identity
    • Kēmu Māori
    • Environmental Science

    Building a Pathway to the Podium

    In this hub, students will take a holistic approach to athlete development.  Through combining knowledge in sports psychology, hauora, skill development, fitness and strength conditioning, students will be supported on their pathway to become the best they can be in their chosen sport. 

    • Interpersonal skills
    • Fair play
    • Sport and exercise psychology
    • Mental toughness
    • Goal setting
    • Nutrition
    • Anatomy and biomechanics
    • Fitness testing
    • Methods of training

    Maintaining My Hauora

    How we are feeling and functioning is influenced by our physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing, that is ‘Te Whare Tapa Whā’.  Through learning about the four pillars of hauora and how they are necessary for strength and stability, students will be able to apply knowledge of wellbeing to their own lives.  

    • Identity
    • Wellbeing
    • Community
    • Opinions, perspectives and beliefs
    • Health promotion
    • Influences, stereotypes and assumptions
    • Medicine
    • Mental health

    Expression Through Performing Arts

    Through creative, and innovative thinking, students will develop knowledge and skills in a range of performing art forms.  Using a range of tools, materials and techniques they will communicate ideas, developing their understanding and appreciation of different cultures and backgrounds. 

    • Production features and design
    • Music 
    • Drama
    • Creative culture
    • Expression
    • Analysis 
     

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