Timetable

Use the filters below to narrow down course options. click on the course to read the full descriptor and have the option to select.
The courses are organised by curriculum level, these roughly relate to these year levels:

  • Level 4: years 7-8
  • Level 5: years 8-10
  • Level 6: year 11
  • Level 7: years 12
  • Level 8: years 13

Make sure you are viewing the correct year and term.
Timetable 2022

Room Layout

LA Levels Code
Life of a dancer... SARM 6, 7, 8

This course will run during homebase time on Thursday and Friday.

678DAN
Red
LA Levels Code
Minglish Level 1 - Reading! RICP 6

('Minglish' is a combination of 'Media' and 'English')

6MNG
Energy and the Earth MATP, TERA 5, 6, 7

From the beginning to the end.

678sci
Number and Measurement MICV 5

This course will suit students who are planning to take an NCEA Level maths course next year.

5MATc
Not English English MEGW 5, 6

Not English English is a chance for you to lead your English learning.

5ENGb
ADVANCED MUSIC 1; NCEA LEVEL 1 MATD 6, 7

PRE-REQUISITES

6MUS
**NEW PE CLASS** Let's play SARO 6, 7, 8

Let's take some time in our busy days to become physically active.

678PE
Astronomical spectroscopy // alkynes of fun with organic chemistry ZACW 8

ASTRONOMICAL SPECTROSCOPY (weeks 1-5)

8CHEM
ADVANCED MUSIC 1; NCEA LEVEL 1 MATD 6, 7

This course is designed to support students wanting to achieve music standards in NCEA at level 1

6MUS
5 Maths Term 1 2022 JESD 5

This course will suit students who are planning to take an NCEA Level 1 maths course next year.

5MATb
Philosophy: Science - Good, Bad, Bogus BRES 7, 8

Did you know that reality might differ from what your sense perceptions tell you?

78PHL
Memory LAUB 7, 8

Memories form us, but they also shift and change. They are formative, but unreliable.

78ENG
The future of energy ZACW 8

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (weeks 1-2)

8CHE
Philosophy: God, Science, and Ultimate Questions BRES 7, 8

Where did the universe come from? Why is there evil in the world?

78PHL
Measurement and Number Knowledge GREO, DERT 5

Mahi ine me te nama.

5MATa
What is a triangle? What is the probability I will be attacked by a cow vs a shark? And other important questions. JESD 5

This course will suit students who are planning to take an NCEA Level 1 maths course next year.

5MATb
Tourism - World Tourism Destinations CRPE 7, 8

This course is designed for senior students who are interested in learning about or working in th

78TOU
Pythagoras, Trigonometry and Statistics! MICV 5

This course will suit students who are planning to take an NCEA Level maths course next year.

5MATc
Mā te Mārama (Senior Te Reo Māori) ABBR 6, 7, 8

Nau mai, haere mai ki ngā tuākana o Ao Tawhiti!

6MAO
TRIGONOMETRY and PROBABILITY METHODS LOUW 7

TRIGONOMETRY gives us a way to relate the lengths of a triangle's sides with the triangle's angle

7MAT
Tourism in New Zealand CRPE 7

With the borders re-opening, NZ is set for a Tourism boom.

7tour
Writing Workshop MEGW 5

In this level five English class we will practice descriptive writing skills, as well as brush up

5ENGb
7 and 8ART studio residency year two and Three JONJ 7, 8

This course runs for a full year and ends at the beginning of term 4.

78ART
PROBABILITY METHODS / ALGEBRA LOUW 7

The Probability Methods topic continues from Term 1.

7MAT
Minglish Level 1 - Reading! RICP 6

('Minglish' is a combination of 'Media' and 'English')

6MNG
When Rūaumoko grows restless MATP 6, 7

IF the Earth is the only place in the Universe that life exists, then we need to get a better und

678sci
78 Art JONJ 7, 8

Term two - this course is for the whole year and started in term one.

78ART
Project English: Enjoying Books and Movies GEOM 5

This course is for students who enjoy reading and watching movies.

5ENGa
Statistics and Probability GREO, DERT 5

This term you'll plan your own statistical investigation.

5MATa
Project English: Understanding The Science GEOM 5

This course is for students who enjoy working on their own research projects.

5ENGa
Ko ngā Ākonga Tuākana (Senior Te Reo Māori) ABBR 6, 7, 8

Nau mai, haere mai ki ngā tuākana o Ao Tawhiti!

6MAO
5/6 Earth Space Science: Let’s get ready to rumble! TERA 5, 6

What is that rumble? The earth is moving!

56ESS
Yellow
LA Levels Code
To the Beach! KATA 7, 8

Sustainability? Too boring, too vague, too late? A government greenwash or a survival plan?

78EFS
5/6 NZ Certificate in Foundation Studies ANNH 5, 6

A personalised approach where you will develop and extend your own subject interests and critical

56CFS
Philosophy: Death to Socrates BRES 6

CONTENT R13 - due to essential video material.

6PHL
Measurey maths and shapey stuff - what's your angle? MATP 4

Time to pull out the stopwatches, scales, thermometers and measuring tape.

45MAT
Taking Action for Social and Environmental Justice KATA 7, 8

This term we look into social and environmental justice and answer the following questions:

78EFS
Commedia dell'Arte EMKN 7, 8

This course is focusing on the study of the Italian theatre form Commedia dell’Arte.

78DRA
668, Neighbour of the Beast MATP 4, 5

45Maths is a core numeracy course.

5MATb
**New PE class** Invasion Games SARO 5

We will focus on the sports of tchouckball and ki o rahi and develop offence and defence tactica

5PE
Organic chemistry: it's alkynes of fun! ZACW 7

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (weeks 1-7)

7CHEM
Philosophy: Origins, Space, Time BRES 6

Where did the universe come from? Could it have started from Nothing?

6PHL
The name's Bond...Ionic Bond: Chemical Bonding, Structure, and Reactivity ZACW 7

QUANTITATIVE CHEMISTRY (weeks 1-2)

7CHE
JAZZ BAND: TERM 1 MATD 6, 7, 8

This course is designed for experienced musicians working at NCEA level music who are wanting to

678JAZZ
MEASUREMENT LOUW 5

MEASUREMENT

5MAT
NUMBER and MEASUREMENT LOUW 5

NUMBER - all those essential skills to be numerate -

5MATa
JAZZ BAND: TERM 2 MATD 6, 7, 8

This course is designed for experienced musicians working at NCEA level music who are wanting to

678JAZZ
Calculus DERT 8

This is normally a full year course for students who have completed level two mathematics.

8MAC
Probably Stats Equations, Graphs and Tables GREO 6

We'll start by finishing our work towards the probability external.

6MAT
Calculus - Differentiation, Integration DERT 8

This is normally a full year course for students who have completed level two mathematics.

8MAC
Chancy Measurement GREO 6

This term we will start working towards the internal in measurement.

6MAT
True Crime Literacy STMA 5

In the year 1999, high school student Hae Min Lee, disappeared without a trace.

5LITb
Individual Pathway English GEOM 5

This course is for students who want to develop their literacy and/or English skills.

5ENG
6 ENG: Coming of Age Stories MEGW 6

We will read some 'coming-of-age' stories, and do some creative writing.

6ENG
True Crime STMA 5

In the year 1999, high school student Hae Min Lee, disappeared without a trace.

5LITb
The Joy of Reading (cont.) RICP 5

In this block, we will be reading a bunch of short stories. So many short stories!

5LITa
ARE YOU CRAZY? NO I’M ABSURD! EMKN 7, 8

This course is focusing on the ADVANCED skills for TWO/THREE person scenes.

78DRA
Individual Pathway English GEOM 5

This course is for students who want to develop their literacy and/or English skills.

5ENG
The Big Big Think MEGW 6, 7, 8

Plan and complete a 'big think' project that combines different NCEA assessments.

6ENG
Find Your Favourite Reading Genre RICP 5

In this block, we will be reading a bunch of books. So many books!

5LITa
Neoliberalism as Historic Force RICM 7, 8

This course will explore the historical significance of Neoliberalism for NZ.

78HIS
History, Sociology and The Dawn Raids of the 1970s RICM 7, 8

This course is an introduction to the study of both History and Sociology for NCEA assessments at

78HIS
Green
LA Levels Code
Silence Is Golden EMKN 4

Learn about the ‘Golden Age’ of cinema - the Silent Movie era.

4DRA
6ENG BetM 6

In this course, we will study a range of texts (written and film) through the lens of English.

6ENG
ADVANCED MUSIC 2; NCEA LEVELS 2 and 3 MATD 7, 8

PRE-REQUISITES

78MUS
Senior Minglish - Reading! RICP 7, 8

In this course, students will study written and visual texts closely, then choose their own asses

78MNG
What's the matter? SUZL 4

Matter is all around us.

4SCI
The biology of movement MICV 5

In the first part of the term we will be investigating all of the body systems involved in moveme

5SCI
6 Maths Term 1 - Numbers with Jess JESD 6

This course is set up for students who are aiming to obtain 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits.

6MAT
Our Backyard: Te Moana Nui A Kiwa / The Pacific KATA 4

Last year was Aotearoa New Zealand.

4SOC
The Cooking Community II STMA 4, 5

“Food is not just about fuel.

45HOS
Measurement with Jess JESD 6

This course is set up for students who are aiming to obtain 10 NCEA Level 1 numeracy credits.

6MAT
You are what you eat SUZL, TERA 4

Why do we need to eat?
What is a balanced diet?
What makes up our food?

4SCI
6ENG BetM 6

In this course, we will study a range of texts (written and film) through the lens of English.

6ENG
Climate change: around the world, here at home ZACW 5, 6

Students are strongly encouraged to take both the green and blue colour block 56CLI classes as pa

56CLI
Training for improvement ALEM 7, 8

For term two is all go for level 2 and 3!

78PE
Revolving Rotations GREO 8

This term we'll finish Mechanics and (hopefully) square away the remaining internals.

8PHY
It's on like Ping Pong! STEH 5

Table tennis is a great sport for all!

5PE
Climate change: Science in the field (ecology, physics) ZACW 5, 6

In Term 1, we learned how about the role of human activity in the carbon cycle, and we examined a

56CLI
Movement for Badminton ALEM 7, 8

In term one you will be learning about the biophysical principles (anatomy, biomechanics, skill l

78PE
How to Adult 2022 term 2 KIRM 6, 7, 8

In term 2 we will focus on: life beyond school
work and study - this will include:

678CAR
THE SIX O’CLOCK NURSERY RHYME NEWS EMKN 4

This Drama Course will focus on building confidence by collaborating in Drama games and learning

4DRA
Connections to Europe KATA 4

In term two, we move from our home in Te Moananui a Kiwa to Europe.

4SOC
Business Studies and Enterprise 1 GEOM 5

Business Studies 1 is mainly project based and aims to develop students into independent thinkers

5BUS
Senior Minglish - Reading! RICP 7, 8

In this course, students will study written and visual texts closely, then choose their own asses

78MNG
How to Adult 2022 term 2 KIRM 6, 7, 8

In term 2 we will focus on: life beyond school
work and study - this will include:

678CAR
1984 MEGW 7

We begin the year reading and discussing George Orwell's novel, 1984,

7ENG
Modern Physics and then a start on Mechanics GREO 8

Modern Physics (3 credits - internal)

8PHY
Softball STEH 5

Softball is New Zealand's second most popular summer sport and we have been World Champions six t

5PE
The Future is a Nightmare MEGW 7

Read some dystopian short stories: Harrison Bergeron, The Lottery, The Ones Who Walk Away From Om

7ENG
Historical Research and Perspectives RICM 5, 6

This course focuses on successful historical research, students’ goal setting, self-management an

56HIS
Art and Ideas in the Spanish Civil War RICM 5, 6

This course is an introduction to the study of both History and Art History for NCEA assessments

56HIS
Sew What - I can make that. TERA 4, 5

Have you always wanted to learn how to sew?

45Sew
Business Studies and Enterprise 1 GEOM 5

Business Studies 1 is mainly project based and aims to develop students into independent thinkers

5BUS
ADVANCED MUSIC 2; NCEA LEVELS 2 and 3 MATD 7, 8

PRE-REQUISITES

78MUS
Blue
LA Levels Code
Planetary exploration - Rockets, rovers, satellites, drones and probes. MATP 5

It might be cool to send humans out into outer space, but the brutal truth is that it is a LOT ch

5SCI
6 MAT - work place maths with John - Apply measurement in solving problems JOHS 6

We all use some sort of measurement in our lives whether it is associated with time, distance, we

6MAT
Are you a Hero or a Villain? EMKN 5

This course is all about the theatre form of Melodrama with its stock characters and ‘over the to

5DRA
Blue Climate Class: Hauora, Living Lightly, Manaakitanga, Rights and Justice KATA, BRES 5, 6

What can we do about te huringa o te āhuarangi / climate change and adapting to a low-carbon futu

56CLI
Experiments and Chemistry! MICV 6

We will start the term looking at how to conduct and document valid scientific experiments.

6SCI
Demonstrate movement and improve your performance ALEM 6

For term two we have three awesome learning opportunities available.

6PE
Flash fiction LAUB 4

Flash fiction is a form of micro fiction, where every word counts.

4ENG
CHANCE and DATA / LINEAR ALGEBRA LOUW 6

We will work on the Statistics component of the Chance and Data topic for the first half of the t

6MAT
Personal Movement & Fitness - Athletics, Gymnastics, Olympic Weightlifting DEAC 4, 5

Context - athletics, gymnastics, fitness, Olympic weightlifting.

4PE
Poisoning Paradise? - How to protect our forests CRPE 7

Poisoning Paradise? - How to protect our forests

7GEO
6/7/8MAT Maths for Work Placements JOHS 6

This course will run from the start of 1.1

78NUM
Redzone rebirth MATP 5

“The highest function of ecology is understanding consequences.”

5SCI
Statistics DERT 8

8MAS
Rainforests: The lungs of the Earth CRPE 7

This course is all about exploring the Global pattern of Rainforests.

7GEO
FOUNDATION MUSIC 1: Understanding Music MATD 4

This course is designed for musicians of all levels, from beginner up.

4MUS
MEASUREMENT and CHANCE and DATA LOUW 6

MEASUREMENT -

6MAT
Mile high mechanics GREO 7

This term we'll finish the material for the mechanics external and work towards completing the se

7PHY
FOUNDATION MUSIC 1: Understanding Music 2 MATD 4

This course is a fun and varied music class, designed for students working at level 4 of the New

4MUS
Statistics DERT 8

8MAS
Business Studies and Enterprise 2 GEOM 7, 8

Business Studies is mainly project based and aims to develop students into independent thinkers a

78BUS
Genetic Variation MICV 6

In this course we will investigate the genetics behind inheritance and the importance of genetic

6SCI
Psychology in Forensic Science JESD 4

What are memories?
Is it possible to falsify someone’s recollection of an event?

4SCI
Blue Climate Class: Beliefs about nature and "stuff" KATA, BRES 5, 6

Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing humanity, but why is it so hard for government

56CLI
YOU DIRTY BEAST! EMKN 5

This course is all about creating interesting characters and you will learn various techniques an

5DRA
Healthy & Delicious STMA 5

Do you want to make healthy choices with your eating habits but aren’t sure how?

5HOS
Atomic and Nuclear Energy (and some history!). And Maniacal Mechanics GREO 7

Nuclear internal (3 credits):

7PHY
Ultimate Frisbee and Interpersonal Skills ALEM 6

What better way to start the year, than with some teamwork, more specifically interpersonal skill

6PE
Forensic Science - Every Contact Leaves a Trace! JESD TERA 4

Have you ever watched a detective/police tv show or movie and thought that one day you wanted to

4SCI
Gothic Short Stories MEGW 8

Read some scary short stories: The Fall of the House of Usher, The Outsider, Jekyll and Hyde.

8ENG
Business Studies and Enterprise 2 GEOM 7, 8

Business Studies is mainly project based and aims to develop students into independent thinkers a

78BUS
It's Dough Time! STMA 5

It's Dough Time!

5HOS
8ENG: Frankenstein MEGW 8

We begin the year with Mary Shelly's gothic novel, Frankenstein.

8ENG
4/5 Social Action: Do you want to make a difference? ANNH 4, 5

Embark on a Social Action Project. Further develop your literacy and communication skills.

45INT
Ball Sports - Hand-Eye Coordination DEAC 4, 5

Sporting Games all around.

45PE
Purple
LA Levels Code
The Little Big Think MEGW 5, 6

Plan and complete a 'big think' project combining different learning areas.

5THINK
Earth, Air, Water and Space KATA 4

As an inhabitant of this pale blue dot, it's important you know a few things about it.

4SCI
Living in a material World MATP 6

For the first term we will focus on Chemistry (the reactions between different substances) workin

6SCI
My wellbeing... your wellbeing.. OUR WELLBEING -Term 2 SARM 6, 7, 8

During term 1 - we looked at the underlying concepts of health, goal setting and resiliency.

678HEA
Digital Art for Beginners - (focus on film) RICP 5, 6

Update: due to huge interest in digital art, this course was rebranded to 'Digital Art for Beginn

56ATFS
Clowning Around EMKN 6

Using ensemble group work, you will study the theatre form of Clowning and devise a performance t

6DRA
Cell Biology MICV 7

We're made of cells, but how do they operate to keep us alive?

7BIO
Various variations of frenetic genetics! MICV 7

This term we will start to work on our second external which will focus on genetic variation.

7BIO
Are you up for it? SARO 4

Wanting to push yourself out of your comfort zone? Give new activities a go?

4PE
4/5 ART 2022 LIBB 4, 5

This is a practical class where we work on skills and knowledge of art making.

45ART
Ko ngā Ākonga Tēina (Junior Te Reo Māori) ABBR 4, 5

Nau mai, haere mai ki ngā tēina o Ao Tawhiti!

45MAO
Mā te Rongo (Junior Te Reo Māori) ABBR 3, 4

Nau mai, haere mai ki ngā tēina o Ao Tawhiti!

34MAO
FOUNDATION MUSIC 2: TERM 1 MATD 5

This course is designed for serious students of music, who have an interest in music and already

5MUS
8BIO - Biology Term 1 2022 JESD 8

In 8BIO this term we will learn about Homeostasis - how organisms maintain a stable internal envi

8BIO
Mā te Mōhio (Extension Junior Te Reo Māori) ABBR 5

Nau mai, haere mai ki ngā tēina o Ao Tawhiti!

5MAO
FOUNDATION MUSIC 2: TERM 2 MATD 5

This course is designed for serious students of music, who have an interest in music and already

5MUS
TRIGONOMETRY and PROBABILITY METHODS (CALCULUS OPTION ) LOUW 7

TRIGONOMETRY gives us a way to relate the lengths of a triangle's sides with the triangle's angle

7MAT
NCEA 78English GEOM 7, 8

This course is mainly project based and aims to develop students into independent thinkers and le

78ENG
8BIO - Plant and Animal responses to the environment JESD 8

This term we will be exploring how plants and animals are adapted to their given niche within an

8BIO
Get Active MEGW 5

In this class we will be playing various indoor sports and games (football, basketball, cricket),

5PE
Chemistry: because it's Au-some ZACW 5

Let's put on our lab coats and explore the awesome world of chemistry!

5SCI
Life: it's all connected KATA 4

We have some awesome plant and animal taonga in Aotearoa New Zealand.

4SCI
The Cooking Community STMA 4

“Food is not just about fuel.

4HOS
The makings of your first Art portfolio JONJ 6

This course runs for a full year and ends at the beginning of term 4.

6ART
The Cooking Community STMA 4

“Food is not just about fuel.

4HOS
PROBABILITY METHODS / ALGEBRA LOUW 7

The Probability Methods topic continues from Term 1.

7MAT
LIFE IS A SONG - ACT IT! EMKN 6

Using ensemble group work, you will be devising a performance based on a song lyric.

6DRA
"All science is either physics or stamp collecting" MATP 6

Term 2 will be dedicated to a study of the Physical world (the study of energy and forces).

6SCI
Digital Art for Beginners - (focus on film) RICP 5, 6

Students in the course will learn the basics of drawing fundamentals, storyboarding and digital g

56DAB
NCEA 78English GEOM 7, 8

This course is mainly project based and aims to develop students into independent thinkers and le

78ENG
567 Digital Art Advanced BetM 5, 6, 7

In this class you'll learn cool skills including art fundamentals, how to use a drawing tablet, h

567DAA
567 Digital Art BetM 5, 6, 7

Welcome to digital art.

567DIGART
My wellbeing... your wellbeing.. OUR WELLBEING SARM 6, 7, 8

Welcome to our first (well first in the last 5 years or so) senior health class...

678HEA
6 Art JONJ 6

Term two - this course is for the whole year and started in term one.

6ART
4/5 Art Term 2 - Painting and Drawing LIBB 4, 5

For term 2 this art class focus is on drawing and painting.

45ART
Other
LA Levels Code
Life of a dancer... SARM 6, 7, 8

This course will run during homebase time Wednesday - Friday.

678DAN