The Junior College is based on a system and philosophy that focuses on ‘the skills of learning’. This is a credit based system in which the essential learning skills of the National Curriculum take centre stage.
The Junior Graduating College is a two-year programme for students in Years 9 and 10.
Some facts about the Junior Graduating College:
- Approximately 250 students study in the Junior College.
- The Junior College curriculum is built on the seven essential learning areas of the National Curriculum statement. It is specifically designed to ensure that all graduating students have the skills to succeed in their quest for qualifications in the Senior College (Years 11,12 and 13).
- A ‘credit system’ rewards students for achievement and accumulates towards a graduating Diploma in Learning at the end of year 10.
- A formal Contract of Learning is signed at enrolment. This contract is between parents, the students and the College.
- The Graduating College is based on a learning model that establishes standards and boundaries for student learning and behaviour.
- All students participate in a “Learning to Learn” programme that supports and teaches students how to learn more effectively.
- All students undergo a diagnostic assessment prior to interview and class placement, enabling individual needs to be planned for and met.
- Sixty New Zealand schools have followed up on Hagley’s successful Junior College organisation.
- Winner of the inaugural Jade Excellence Award in Education