This subject looks at the world we live in, how its affects us and how we affect the world we inhabit.
Learn the art of the historian through a close study of texts. Consider diff erent perspectives on an event from New Zealand history. Complete research into a chosen topic. Explore the world of Ancient Greek mythology and the first Olympics. History is all about great stories and peoples’ experiences in fascinating and bizarre situations.
Hoea tonutia te waka! This course is for those with significant prior knowledge in Reo Māori. You will expand your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, completing a mixture of Level 1 Achievement and Unit standards.
This course enables you to build on and develop your community language, knowledge and skills. Excellent preparation for actively participating in New Zealand life as well as preparation for a job or academic study.
ELL unit standards which contribute to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language. NCEA, Numeracy and Literacy unit standards.
Haere mai ki te ao Māori! This course assumes no prior knowledge of Māori language or protocol, so is perfect for beginners or those wanting a knowledge of the Māori world to complement other study. You will learn basic Māori language, protocol and mythology, with the opportunity to be assessed at your level.
Sem 1 - ‘Rome emerged as the most powerful city-state of its time and grew to rule much of the known world. Learn what started it all, and the strange stories the Romans believed about themselves. Then explore the many great women of Roman history and how they made their mark in an oppressively sexist society. Finally, consider the downfall of the Republic and one of its most potent moments, the meeting in Alexandria of Caesar and Cleopatra of Egypt. Sem 2 - ‘Sappho LGBTQ+ Icon of Archaic Greece: her life, poetry and reception through the ages’ The world’s first female writer, the original Lesbian Sappho - her beautiful love poetry, and the strange long history of how later cultures have tried to tame and sanitise her memory through art and writing.
Sem 1 - External Credits 6, Internal Credits 9 Sem 2 - External Credits 4, Internal Credits 10
In this course you will build knowledge and understanding of film through the study of a genre, and a topic of film theory. You will also write a screenplay and plan and produce your own short film product.
Semester 1 - NZ environment Semester 2 - Current global issues and crime
Sem 1 - 8 Interna Credits, 4 External Sem 2 - 6 Interna Credits, 4 External This course is split into two semesters: students cantake just one course or both.
Semester 1 -At Level 2 we focus on developing the skills you learnt at Level 1 Hisory. Historical events covered will focus on events where people have experienced major challenges. Student choice is a feature of the course as you reaserch and learn to examine the past as a historian. Semester 2 - A focus of this course is students choice of topic for ongoing research
This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both.
Nau mai ki te kaupapa whakamatatau! This full immersion course will further expand your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, develop your fluent language and increase your knowledge of Māori history. You will complete Level 2 Achievement and Unit standards.
The theme is ‘Law from Living Room to Courtroom’. The course is designed to introduce students to the New Zealand legal system and to explore some of the aspects of the law that will affect you throughout your life.
Semester 1 - ‘Te Wai Pounamu: Early South Island History’ Semester 2 - ‘The New Zealand Wars’
This course is split into two semesters: students can take just one course or both. Sem 1 - 5 External Credits, 10 Internal Credits Sem 2 - 5 External Credits, 9 Internal Credits
Are you a budding Greta Thunberg in the making? Do you want to engage in social action and use media to awaken society to the issues it faces? Through this Social Action Media course, you gain the knowledge and skills to conceive, plan, design and make media products that engage audiences in the local and global issues of our times. The course is a one semester course designed to progressively prepare students to become skilled in a form of social action media production, chosen by the student. Above else, you would ideally be openminded, committed and interested.
Learn about the New Zealand tourism industry in a domestic and international context.
Extend your skills and knowledge to analyse, write about and discuss artworks. Discover how the beginning of Western art occurred through developments in society, media and theories of the 15th century.
Develop your understanding of the social and conflict history of the Ptolemaic Egyptian world through the career of Cleopatra VII and the writings of key ancient historians.
In this course you will build knowledge and understanding of film through the study of a genre, an exploration of film history, and a topic of film theory. You will also write a screenplay and plan and produce your own short film product.
This subject studies some of the major natural and cultural processes that are affecting the world we live in.
History presents you with the dilemmas, choices and beliefs of people in the past. This course focusses on the causes and consequences of world events, where people have experienced threats to their way of life. You will learn to ask and answer important questions, evaluate evidence, identify and analyse different interpretations of the past, and substantiate arguments and judgements. Student choice is a feature of this course as you research and learn to examine the past as a historian. Opportunity for blended learning.
This course is designed for those who want to extend their interest in Hospitality and food preparation. You will be able to gain credits that will prepare you for a pathway in the hospitality industry.
10 credits at Level 2 Hospitality
The theme of this course is ‘Making a Difference’. The course combines the disciplines of law and social studies to examine how the law makes a difference to people’s lives and how they can make a difference to the law.
Ki te tihi o te maunga! This full immersion course will solidify your understanding of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori, further develop your fluent language and increase your knowledge of Māori society. You will complete Level 3 Achievement and Unit standards.
Extend your work by reinventing ideas and methods to create new sculptures.
Connected curriculum with art and technology.
Investigate the global tourism industry, considering knowledge and skills required to meet travellers’ needs in New Zealand and abroad. The course provides a good foundation for a tertiary programme.
Academic English aims to prepare students for tertiary level study. The programmes are suitable for students who wish to study at a university, polytechnic or improve their formal English in the workplace.
English Language Learning (ELL) provides you with opportunities to learn English for living, working and studying in New Zealand. Learn English will help you develop language and skills to improve confidence, participate in your community an prepare you for a job and/or study.
Course placement into all ELL programmes depends on your English language level. Please contact the Enrolment Centre before 2 November 2021 to receive information about a placement test. After this the next test date is on enrolment day. Be aware some classes may be full. If you are a newly arrived quota refugee, please contact the enrolment centre.
Develop skills in English as well as gain NCEA credits. In a supportive environment, you will develop knowledge and skills for success at high school, your chosen career or academic study. These programmes prepare students for higher level study and are suitable for students who wish to study at a university, polytechnic or improve their formal English in the workplace.
ELL unit standards contribute to the New Zealand Certificate in English Language, NCEA and Literacy unit standards.
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