Our junior curriculum starts from the big ideas and enduring understandings that are central to us as human beings, a society and a global world. Over two years, curriculum study unpacks the concepts and critical thinking around Change, Identity, Social Justice, Sustainability, Belonging, Curiosity, Creativity and Survival. Learning combines cross-curricular understandings with specialist
knowledge and skills. All students continue to develop Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Physical Education skills. In addition, students take Social Sciences, Performing Arts and Technology and all Year 9 learn Te Reo Māori.
Year 9 students can then choose two other areas of learning from Visual Arts, High
Performance Sport and Spanish. In Year 10 students move to more choice and opt into
three areas of learning from Spanish, Te Reo Māori, Business Studies, Visual Art, Technology,
Music and Drama.
Literacy and Numeracy - our teaching staff are committed to developing strong literacy
and numeracy skills for our junior students to ensure success at NCEA. Through Year 9
and 10 we identify students in need of extra assistance and put plans in place to support
them. Our Learning Support Co-ordinator, SENCO, ESOL specialist and specialist Teacher
Aides work closely together to ensure girls have the basic tools they need for further
learning. Wrap-around support is provided in a smaller Learning Support Class for those who