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Code LA Levels
6SCI Is it basic or alkaline? FLOM 6

This class will prepare students for the external assessment Sci 1.5 Acids and Bases, which will


This is a study of number patterns and how they can be used in real life situations.

6PE Gearing up for Athletics SARA 6

To begin the Physcial Education year we will be gearing up for Olympics Day.

34PHL Philosophy - a brief history BRES 3, 4

Why was Socrates sentenced to death? Can we know anything certain about the world we perceive?

6SOC 6Social Studies - Introduction to Level One Social Studies PETB 6

Social Studies is the study of the social, cultural and political conditions in New Zealand as w


This course is a year long practical exploration of jazz forms and improvisation.

78PHO 7/8 Photography ROSM 7, 8

You will be working towards either a level 2 two panel folio or a level 3 three panel folio of wo


No man is an island, but an island is.

38ENG 1.1 Extension English GEOM 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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

78TEC Design, Make, Innovate JARG 7, 8

This course offers learning opportunities for students interested in designing and making things

34MAT Number Number Number KAYH 3, 4

This course aims to strengthen students number knowledge.

45SOC Our Treaty KATA 4, 5

The Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand.

45SOS The Horrifying and Beautiful World in Which We Live - Term 1 2017 RICP 4, 5

In this course, we’ll use texts to look at how the political and social landscape is being shaped

45ENG The Hero's Journey ROBM 4, 5

In this class we will examine what it truly means to be a hero through the study of literature.

Code LA Levels
7CHEM Ions of all sorts FLOM 7

We will start the year with a fun internal exam asking us to identify ions present in a solution.

78OUT Tramping and Sea-kayaking Expedition MATP 7, 8

Tramping and Sea-kayaking Expedition: This is a joint course with Oxford Area school and will inv

6ENG Level One English - Term 1 2017 RICP 6

After starting off by analysing some interesting short texts by Stephen King, we’ll choose a nove

45PED Ao Tawhiti Open Tennis STEH 4, 5

Together we will develop our skills for playing tennis through regular skill and game sessions.

78SOC 78Social Studies: Introduction to Level Two and Three PETB 7, 8

Social Studies is the study of the social, cultural and political conditions in New Zealand as w

78PSY Introducing Psychology ALLH 7, 8

In this course the major theories that make up psychology as a subject will be outlined This will

6EFS Stand up for the Ecosystem BREB 6

We need it for it’s beauty and the oxygen we breathe but ultimately it is essential for our very

45MUS The Self-directed Music Project MATD 4, 5

Want to write a song? Learn or progress on an instrument? Play in a band?


All those essential skills to be numerate -

34TEC ReMake: Deconstruct/ Reconstruct JARG 3, 4

Students will have opportunities to deconstruct an ordinary pallet and learn practical design and

34MAT 34MAT - Can you find your way around a Map? KAYH 3, 4

This course looks at position and orientation.

8MAC Calculus DERT 8

This is normally a FULL YEAR course for students who have completed level two mathematics.

45SOC Our Treaty KATA 4, 5

The Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi is the founding document of New Zealand.

89ART 1.1 Visual Artists as Entrepreneurs 2017 HOLR 8

We start the term by working out what you want to work on through the year.

Code LA Levels
34PED X Race STEH 3, 4

We will plan and compete in our own X Race competition.

78PHL Philosophy - Science: Good, Bad, Bogus BRES 7, 8

Students will equip themselves with a toolbox for rational thinking.


This course is designed for experienced musicians, wanting to achieve standards at levels two and

68DRA Course Of True Love Never Did Run Smooth MART 6, 7, 8

Shall I compare you to a summer's day..?

45CAR 45Car My Creative Time Capsule KIRM 4, 5

Who am I? Where am I going?

8BIO Signal received, initiating response BREB 8

To effectively launch into biology we need to better understand the natural world around us.

45MAT 45Maths - Number INOK 4, 5

We go through the Number skills you need to move on in Maths including types of numbers, fraction

6ENG 1.1 English: Film Studies GEOM 6

Film Studies is a comprehensive English course with a focus on film.

34ART 3/4 Art ROSM 3, 4

Drawing and Painting

KOH Kohknowco Lab 1.1 2017 in Green Block RENM 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

How far can we go? Got an idea, a dream, a project, a problem to solve?

34ENG Anime BRAF 3, 4

We will discuss favourite Anime with a goal of selecting two favourite directors and producing a

8ENG Gothic Fiction and Horror ROBM 8

Age 16+ due to films shown in this class.

6MAT Level 1 Math DERT 6

Number skills.

56TEC Make JARG 5, 6

This course offers learning opportunities for students interested in designing and making things.

Code LA Levels
8ART 1.1 Level Three - Art making towards a folio HOLR 8

Part One- Getting started
Term one

45ENG A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives - Term 1 2017 RICP 4, 5

We’ll begin the year by studying several short stories, and learning how to read more deeply into


This course is part of a semester-long programme, designed to support students wanting to achieve

45SCI Pale blue dot SARA 4, 5

Our home.
How did it get here?
How did it end up perfect for life?

8CHEM Aqueous equilibria - a chemical balancing act FLOM 8

We will begin the year by significantly expanding upon our knowledge of chemical equilibria from

34SCI Prove it! Science experiments, methods and investigations. MATP, KATA 3, 4

"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong." -

68MAO Korero Maori MART 6, 7, 8

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

56PHL Philosophy: Death to Socrates BRES 5, 6

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

78ENG 1.1 78 English GEOM 7, 8

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

7MAT Algebra Level 2 INOK 7

We are starting with the Algebra you will need to know for the rest of the year.

45HEA Me and My Wellbeing SARF 4, 5

This course is an introduction to Hauora (wellbeing) and the different aspects that make up our H

KOH Kohknowco Lab 1.1 2017 in Blue Block RENM 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

How far can we go? Got an idea, a dream, a project, a problem to solve?

34ENG Elementary my dear Watson BRAF 3, 4, 5

Want to create the next Sherlock Holmes?

7ART 1.1 level two art making towards a folio HOLR 7

Term one

Code LA Levels
78PHY Mechanics FLOM 7, 8

This year-long course will follow an academic path to offer 19 to 22 credits at NCEA level 2 or 3

78SOC Introducing Sociology ALLH 8

The difference between social psychology and sociology is outlined.

78HIS Independent History Portfolio RICM 7, 8



We will examine both Statistics and Probability.

78SCI Extremely atmospheric geological investigations MATP 7, 8

Welcome to Senior Earth and Space Science 2017!

68ICT Digital Technology DERT 6, 7, 8

This class covers level 1,2 and 3 NCEA in digital technology.

6ART 1.1 Level One - Term one 'Getting started' HOLR 6

(This is full year course)

68DAN Developing Your Ideas SARF 7, 8

This term will focus on choreography and how to communicate a theme or intention.

7ENG Level Two English - Term 1 2017 RICP 7

In this course, we’ll start by analysing some short texts by Ted Chiang.

Code LA Levels
34MUS The Ukulele Orchestra! MATD 3, 4

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

78LEG Introduction to Law ALLH 8

Law is defined. We examine why laws are obeyed.

8MED Contextual Film Analysis - Term 1 2017 RICP 8

**This course is designed for students who have achieved ten 'film-related' credits in either L2

67HIS History and Art History: Spanish Civil War RICM 6, 7


8MAS Statistics L3 Bivariate data INOK 8

To wake up the brain for the year we will study Bivariate Data.

45MAO Te Reo Maori Mo Nga Teina MART 1, 2, 3, 4

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

7BIO Patterns in the nature of things BREB 7

The world is not just randomly populated. We know this from the things we see everyday.

45SCI The skeptics club - conspiracy theories? FLOM 4, 5

You all have been watching documentaries before, or read some interesting article on internet.

68BUS 1.1 Business Studies GEOM 6, 7, 8

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

45ART Making mistakes with drawing and paint and loving it HOLR 3, 4

Foundation drawing and painting (runs for term one)

78PE Training programmes L3 and Biomechanics L2 SARA 7, 8

Welcome to Level 2 and 3 Physical Education.


If you are are interested in performing and dancing - we need you!

6ENG Prejudice and Literature ROBM 6

Why are people so cruel to each other?

56SCI Shakin all over (again) MATP 5, 6

Ah, the joys of life in the shakey isles....