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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 mātauranga Māori 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 

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. 

  • Traditional waiata through to contemporary waiata
  • Whakapapa 
  • Ko wai au? Who am I?
  • Tikanga
  • Whanaungatanga

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 future sustainability. 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
  • Astronomy

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

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
  • Fitness testing
  • Methods of training
  • Anatomy and biomechanics

Maintaining Healthy Communities

Our ability to maintain healthy communities is influenced by personal, interpersonal and societal factors. Through learning about different aspects of health, such as anatomy, mental wellbeing, relationships and personal safety, students will gain an understanding of how to support healthy communities. They will learn the skills to make informed, health enhancing choices for themselves and the community. 

  • Wellbeing
  • Community
  • Health promotion
  • Influences, stereotypes and assumptions
  • Manaakitanga
  • Community issues

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 media and techniques they will communicate ideas, developing their understanding and appreciation of different cultures and backgrounds. 

  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Analysis
  • Drawing
  • Printmaking
  • Communication

    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 instruments, techniques and digital technologies they will create authentic and meaningful performances that express their views of the world. 

    • Production features and design
    • Music 
    • Drama
    • 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

    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 
     

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