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 2021

In 2021 courses will run for a term long.

Room Layout

Red
LA Levels Code
How to run away from bears and other useful life skills MICV, MATW 6

Every wondered how you get the energy to run away from bears?

6SCI
Reporting on Grandma and her Grammar MART 5

Grammar and punctuation will be covered this term with writing bigger reports.

5MED
The Making of Aotearoa New Zealand KATA 4

Aotearoa New Zealand. One of the last places on Earth to be settled by humans.

4SOC
Philosophy: Romeo and Juliet LAUB 4, 5

Destiny, fate, love and hate. Shakespeare wrote about all the big things.

5SOC
Advanced DRAMA Volume 2 ALIE 7, 8

We continue with two distinct streams operating at senior level; 6DRA will focus on ensemble skil

78DRA
Genetic Variation MICV 6

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

6SCI
It's on like Ping Pong! STEH 5

Table tennis is a great sport for all!

5PE
Who do you think you/we are? Ko wai koe? Ko wai tātou? KATA 4

This course is all about identity: yours and ours.

4SOC
Mechanical Mayhem GREO 7

We'll begin the learning that is assessed by the mechanics external 91171.

7PHY
Writer's Workshop MEGW 5, 6

We will practice writing strategies to improve writing.

5ENG
2.1 Level 3 Mathematics including Statistics LIBB 3, 4

This class is for students working within Level 3 who are not quite ready for Level 4, or who hav

3MAT
Advanced DRAMA ALIE 7, 8

This year there are two distinct streams operating at senior level; 6DRA will create and rehearse

78DRA
Softball STEH 5

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

5PE
Essential Skills for the Professional Musician 2 MATD 6, 7, 8

This course is designed for students wanting to complete NCEA standards in music, or for experien

678MUS
1.1 Level 3 Mathematics including Geometry and Measurement LIBB 3, 4

This class is for students working within Level 3 who are not quite ready for Level 4, or who hav

4MAT
Best in the Field - grass field based sports DEAC 4

Context - Team field sports - touch, football, Australian rules football, American flag football

4PE
Level one NCEA art - red block HOLR 6

This course has a level one NCEA focus and continues from term one.

6ART
The future of energy // Astronomical spectroscopy ZACW 8

THE FUTURE OF ENERGY (five weeks)

8CHE
Minglish Level 1 RICP 6

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

6MNG
Dancing Through the Decades SARM 4, 5

In this class we will be preparing for the Showquest competition.

45DAN
Minglish Level 1 RICP 6

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

6MNG
American Studies RICM 5

This course is targeted at extending students working at Level 5 in the New Zealand Curriculum.

5SOC
MEASUREMENT / RIGHT ANGLED TRIANGLES LOUW 5

MEASUREMENT

5MAT
Organic chemistry - it's alkynes of fun ZACW 8

We will focus on organic chemistry - ­no, not the study of organic foods, but the study of carbon

8CHE
NUMBER and MEASUREMENT LOUW 5

NUMBER - all those essential skills to be numerate -

5MAT
The NEW Journalists Society MART 4, 5

Want to try your hand at journalism?

5MED
year 11 - 'Getting started' - term one HOLR 6

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

6ART
Business Studies and Enterprise GEOM 6, 7, 8

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

78BUS
Essential Skills for the Professional Musician MATD 6, 7, 8

This course is designed for students wanting to complete NCEA standards in music, or for experien

678MUS
Personal Movement & Fitness DEAC 4

Athletics, gymnastics, fitness, yoga, climbing, olympic lifting.

4PE
Writing Workshop MEGW 5

A chance to learn some fundamentals of writing, put them into practice, and get some feedback.

5ENG
Dancing Through the Decades and Dance NZ Made SARM 4, 5

No new students until week 5.

45DAN
Applied Physics (hopefully Flight) and Atomic and Nuclear Energy (and some history!). GREO 7

In this term we'll do the two internals we're going to do this year.

7PHY
Business Studies and Enterprise GEOM 6, 7, 8

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

78BUS
Yellow
LA Levels Code
Perform that Painting SARH 6

Using our ensemble group work skills, actors will be devising a performance based on an artwork f

6DRA
The Geography of Covid - A Global Pandemic CRPE 6

Covid 19 has changed the world!

6GEO
Project Senior English GEOM 7, 8

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

78ENG
Level 1 Maths 2021 Term 2 MATW 6

Students will work on either Algebra (1 internal, 2 externals) or Number or Statistics (internal)

6MAT
Level 1 Maths 2021 Term 1 MATW 6

The class will allow you to pursue your individual mathematics goals, whether they be obtaining f

6MAT
Trigonometry, Measurement and Statistics GREO 5

This course is intended for year 10s aiming to complete Level 1 Maths next year.

5MATa
Microbiology MATP 5

2021 - a return to normal?

5SCI
Understanding Sustainability: Ecosystems and Economics KATA 6

What is sustainability? Why is it important?

678EFS
There and Back Again Continued! ROBM 4

We're almost done reading The Hobbit.

4ENG
Drop the base: quantitative titrations ZACW 7

Titrations are used in a wide range of jobs, from wine and cheese preparation, monitoring the pH

7CHE
Statistics DERT 8

8MAS
Grip it and Rip it! - Racket Sports DEAC 4

Context - individual racket sports - tennis, pickleball, table tennis, badminton, speedminton, s

4PE
Numeric Reasoning GREO 5

We'll revise integers, factors, multiples, primes, BEDMAS, we'll look at percentages and proporti

5MATa
Sustainability: Rights, Values, Perspectives and Behaviours KATA 6, 7, 8

This course will help you get to know yourself as you explore what you value, what other people v

6EFS
Ki O Rahi and Volleyball SARO 5

The focus this term will be on your interpersonal skills.

5PE
Sports Science MATP 5

How do scientific principles help us to understand sports and sporting performance?

5SCI
Year 12 and 13 art - term one HOLR 7, 8

Term one

78ART
Level 2 and 3 NCEA - yellow block HOLR 7, 8

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

78ART
There and Back Again ROBM 4

Let's read The Hobbit!

4ENG
Organic chemistry: it's alkynes of fun! ZACW 7

We will focus on organic chemistry - ­no, not the study of organic foods, but the study of carbon

7CHE
Book to Film (or '5 Minglish') RICP 5

In this course students will study written texts (books, short stories and poetry), and convert t

5MED
Startling Statistics! MICV 5

In this course you will learn how to conduct a statistical enquiry.

5MATb
BEATNIKS: Percussion, Drums and World Music MATD 3, 4

Learn all about rhythm, time-signatures, sight-reading, improvisation and more through this fun h

45MUS
Shakespeare Festival Class SARH 6

Yes, it is time for Sheliah Winn Shakespeare Competition again.

6DRA
Project Senior English GEOM 7, 8

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

78ENG
Te Ngakau o te Kura - Heart of the School MART 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Time to put our cultural and historical narrative into our school.

48MAO
What's your angle? MICV 5

We will find out how high Superman has to jump when he leaps tall buildings in a single bound!

5MATb
Invasion games SARO 5

Through playing games you will discuss and implement strategies.

5PE
Location, Location, Location CRPE 6

What is this thing called Geography?

6GEO
Ngā Toi o Aotawhiti/Aotearoa MART 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Kōwhaiwhai and Tukutuku were in term 1, this term Whakairo is the traditional art form of the ta

48MAO
Stick and Ball Team Sports DEAC 4

Lacrosse, cricket, hockey, softball.

4PE
Statistics DERT 8

8MAS
Active photography! STEH 4

This course has two seperate, but complimentary focus areas and I am looking for students who wan

4ART
Green
LA Levels Code
5CUL - Culinary Skills BetM 5

In this course, we'll learn how to make interesting, yummy dishes from all over the world, whilst

5CUL
The Writing Challenge MEGW 4

Express yourself and have fun with writing.

4ENG
Out the front door - Map it CRPE 5

This course is about getting out and about in the city, taking photographs, researching places of

5SOCb
6 Project English GEOM 6

This course is for students who want to begin working towards Level 1 NCEA English.

6ENG
Theatre Design and Backstage Magic ALIE 4, 5

All things backstage.

45DRA
Calculus - Differentiation, Integration DERT 8

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

8MAC
Philosophy: Death to Socrates BRES 6

Socrates is known as the founder of philosophy. So why was he put to death?

6PHL
2.1 Level 4 Mathematics and Statistics LIBB 4

This class is for students working within Level 4.

4MAT
Classical Studies RICM 4, 5

In this course we will be exploring the life and times of real and mythical heroes of the classic

5SOC
Theatre Design ALIE 4

Due to the popularity of the Backstage Magic class, we are splitting this class into two streams.

4DRA
1.1 Level 4 Mathematics including Geometry and Measurement LIBB 4

This class is for students working within Level 4.

4MAT
Astronomical Cycling, the Solar System and Some Atomic Structure GREO 5

Learn about all the things that affect you!

5SCI
The Art of Architecture RICM 5

This course will explore the wonderful world of Architecture.

5SOC
There's no 'I' in team SARO 6

‘Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships’ - Michael Jordan.

6PE
Philosophy: Origins, Space, Time BRES 6

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

6PHL
Calculus - Trigonometry, differentiation. DERT 8

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

8MAC
Waves in Light and Sound and Optics GREO 5

What's a wave? What are the different types of waves? What shapes can they have?

5SCI
PROBABILITY METHODS / ALGEBRA LOUW 7

The Probability Methods topic continues from Term 1.

7MAT
How to Explode on Social Media in 48 Hours MART 6, 7, 8

We will be looking at Social Media and Representation.

678MED
Choose Your Own Adventure Continued ROBM 8

This course needs your help!

8ENG
Life on Earth ZACW 4

David Attenborough kindly agreed to read this for us:

4SCI
6 Project English GEOM 6

This course is for students who want to begin working towards Level 1 NCEA English.

6ENG
Minglish Level 2 RICP 7

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

7MNG
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
Improving my skill SARO 6

We will complete two assessments this term - a practical assessment where you are awarded for you

6PE
Minglish Level 2 RICP 7

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

7MNG
Where are you? SARH 5

Our central city has awesome pockets of interesting spaces!

5ENG
Film Makers & Yearbook Articles MART 6, 7, 8

Class continues for Film makers to develop a script, plan a film shoot and make a movie/short-fil

678MED
Space - the final frontier! MICV, ZACW 4

We will investigate the natural features of space (planets and stars) and then look into what hum

4SCI
5HOS BetM 5

In this course, we'll learn how to make skilled, yummy dishes from all over the place, whilst lea

5HOS
Out The Front Door- Write it & Film it! SARH 5

This course is about telling our stories in the city!

5ENG
English Basics MEGW 4

Spelling, word classes, sentence structure, and paragraph composition.

4ENG
Blue
LA Levels Code
2021 Term 2 8Biology MATW 8

We will spend the majority of time learning about Animal and Plant responses to the environment i

8BIO
Senior Earth and Space Science - energy around the Earth MATP 6, 7, 8

Energy - the ability to cause a change - is fundamental to all life on Earth.

6SCI
4CUL - Culinary Skills BetM 4

In this course, we'll learn how to make interesting, yummy dishes from all over the world, by foc

4CUL
Pause, breathe, smile.....and perform SARH 4

A drama course with a focus on mindfulness.

4DRA
Extension English GEOM 5

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

5ENG
Various variations of frenetic genetics! MICV 7

This term we will start by finishing off the adaptations internal.

7BIO
Foundation Philosophy MEGW 5

Does God exist? How do we know anything? What is a self? Do we have free will? What is real?

5PHL
Atmosphere: Weather, Climate, & Carbon KATA 5

Our focus this term is the atmosphere, but we'll need to interact with other Earth spheres such a

5SCI
The Storybook Project 2021 Drama ALIE 5

During 2020 lockdown we started a project in the 5DRA class, reading children's books and putting

5DRA
Around the World in 80 Pages ROBM 6

Last term we studied short stories from around the world.

6ENG
Lithosphere: Fire & Ice KATA 5

In this course, we study our planet from the inside out.

5SCI
Painting in blue block - - level 5 HOLR 5

By the end of term 2 you will have made 3 different kinds of paintings.

5ART
Thou Shalt Not Waffle! SARH 4

Improvisation! Learn all of the tricks of the improvisation world!

4DRA
Term one year 9 and 10 art - ceramics HOLR 5

9 and 10 people interested in learning more about art making will discover a new medium each term

5ART
Theatre Technology ALIE 5

Due to the popularity of the Backstage Magic class, we are splitting this class into two streams.

5DRA
Senior Earth and Space Science - SPACE MATP 6, 7, 8

Level 1 - Astronomical cycles

Level 2 - How stars and planets are born, live and die?

678sci
Whakarongo ki ngā Manu Kōrero MART 6, 7, 8

'Listen to the Birds Talking'
(Note: The Birds are a metaphor for the students)

678MAO
CHANCE and DATA / RIGHT ANGLED TRIANGLES LOUW 6

RIGHT ANGLED TRIANGLES

6MAT
Around the World in 80 Pages ROBM 6

In this class we will be studying short stories from around the world.

6ENG
Philosophy: Cannibals and care LAUB 7

Welcome to a course looking at the concept of human bodies for consumption.

7ENG
Number and Statistics STEH 4

This course will have three distinct focus areas.

4MAT
Introduction to practical music MATD 4, 5

If you play, or want to play a musical instrument, then this is the course for you!

4MUS
Philosophy: AI and us LAUB 6, 7

FOR STUDENTS AGED 13 AND ABOVE

7PHL
Extension English GEOM 5

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

5ENG
Philosophy and Human Nature BRES 5

What is a human? Are we simply complex biological machines or do we have a non-physical soul?

5PHL
Understanding Music MATD 4

In this class we will be studying music from a range of genres, from classical to jazz and heavy

4MUS
Minglish Level 3 RICP 8

In this level 3 course, students will study written and visual texts closely, then choose their o

8MNG
Maths - Number and Geometry STEH 4

In this class we will further develop our skills to work with place value including positive and

4MAT
4HOS BetM 4

In this course, we'll learn how to make interesting, yummy dishes from all over the world, whilst

4HOS
How can I improve my performance? SARO 7, 8

Level 2: This course will begin by participating in a variety of different methods of training (i

78PE
Minglish Level 3 RICP 8

In this level 3 course, students will study written and visual texts closely, then choose their o

8MNG
MEASUREMENT and RIGHT ANGLED TRIANGLES LOUW 6

MEASUREMENT -

6MAT
2021 Term 1 78Biology MATW, MICV 7, 8

This class will be co-taught by Michelle and Mattias.

78BIO
Anatomy, Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology - Golf SARO 7, 8

In this course you will participate in a variety of Exercise Science practical labs as well as th

78PE
Learn the Secret Language of Te Reo Māori MART 6, 7, 8

Kaua e mate wheke mate ururoa
Don't die like a octopus, die like a hammerhead shark

678MAO
Purple
LA Levels Code
Philosophy and the Greek myths LAUB 4

Love stories? Love big ideas? Explore them all through Greek myths.

4PHL
Apply trigonometric relationships in solving problems JOHS 7

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

7MAT
MEASUREMENT and RIGHT ANGLED TRIANGLES LOUW 6

MEASUREMENT -

6MATa
The Future is a Nightmare MEGW 7

In this class we will study dystopian texts.

7ENG
History Portfolio: Presentations and Perspectives RICM 6, 7, 8

This course is a continuation of the work established in term 1.

678HIS
The Science of Small Things MATW 4

In this course, we will be learning about small and/or invisible objects including: Atoms, Waves,

4SCI
MEASUREMENT and RIGHT ANGLED TRIANGLES DERT 6

MEASUREMENT -

6MATb
Measury maths 2021 MATP 5

This is an introductory, practical based NZC Level 5 course - typically Y9 students would start h

5MATb
Foundational chemistry: Acids, bases and chemical reactions ZACW 6

This unit is ESSENTIAL for any student wishing to study chemistry beyond Level 1 NCEA.

6SCI
Players.... ALIE 5

Love the spotlight? Time to dust off those acting skills and go for gold.

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

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

8PHL
Mechanical Madness GREO 8

We'll begin the learning that is assessed by the mechanics external 91524.

8PHY
Speaking of Monsters (English and Psychology) MEGW 7, 8

Zombies and vampires, goblins, ghosts and cyborgs, monsters have always haunted the human imagina

7ENG
term one year 7 art HOLR 4

This is a term long course that will help you learn processes for making art work.

4ART
Independent History Portfolio RICM 6, 7, 8

PLEASE READ THE HISTORY COURSE OVERVIEW FOR YOUR NCEA LEVEL.

678HIS
Painting in purple block - level 4 HOLR 4

This course shows you different ways of making paintings and helps you become more confident with

4ART
The Ukulele Orchestra! MATD 3, 4

This course is open to all ukulele enthusiasts, from beginners to advanced, students and parents

34MUS
I Still Can't Escape Survivor Island! ROBM 5

It seems we still haven't escaped Survivor Island!

5ENG
Philosophy: God, Science, and Ultimate Questions BRES 7, 8

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

8PHL
The Science of Big Things MATW 4

In this course, we will be learning about large objects and systems including: Organ systems, Pla

4SCI
You're probably going to lose... MATP 5

"The house always wins"
Or does it?

5MATb
Survivor Island! ROBM 5

Have you ever pictured yourself stranded on a deserted island and thought, "I could do this"?

5ENG
CHANCE and DATA / RIGHT ANGLED TRIANGLES LOUW 6

RIGHT ANGLED TRIANGLES

We will continue with this topic that was started in Term 1 -

6MATa
Animals and us LAUB 4

What is the difference between animals and us? How do we use animals, and how should we?

4PHL
Dance Dance Dance SARM 6, 7, 8

During this term we will be working towards learning dances...

678DAN
Apply probability methods in solving problems / Algebra JOHS 7

We will start the term by finishing Probability Methods started in term 1.

7MAT
What are the odds of that? MICV 5

In this course we will investigate statistics and probability.

5MATa
How can I improve my skill? SARO 5

Have you ever wondered what you need to do to improve a particular skill?

5PE
Chemical reactions and investigations ZACW 6

Weeks 1-5:

6SCI
Literacy: Out and About KATA, LIBB 4

Using Õtautahi/Christchurch as inspiration, we'll get out and about in the city to find people, p

4ENG
Everyday I Got the Blues MATD 4, 5

This course will involve an in-depth study of the blues.

5MUS
Dance Choreograph Dance SARM 6, 7, 8

During this term we continue to work towards learning dances...

678DAN
Calculating cookery! MICV 5

This term will have two distinct flavours.

5MATa
3 & 4 Literacy with Kate and Libby KATA LIBB 3, 4

This term we use food as the inspiration for our literacy.

34LIT
Gravity: Don't Let it Get you Down and Modern Physics GREO 8

In the first part of the term we'll work towards the "Demonstrate understanding of the applicatio

8PHY
Games invention SARO 5

Is there a game you have played before and enjoyed but thought that some variations would make it

5PE
Other
LA Levels Code
Aotearoa, What does it mean? MART 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

“Ko te manu e kai ana te miro, nona te ngahere.

234MAO
Te Waipapa o te Ao Tawhiti 2021 MART 6, 7, 8

Ka hoki mai te rōpū kapa haka Te Waipapa o te Ao Tawhiti pea.

678KAPA