Junior College

The Junior College is based on the Transferable Skills Framework which we have developed at Hagley. It has strong links to the key competencies of the NZ Curriculum. The skills are:

  • Collaborating
  • Communicating
  • Contributing
  • Thinking
  • Maker Mindset
  • Self-Regulation

Within the eight learning areas of the curriculum, there is an emphasis on students becoming more effective learners through developing these transferable skills while, at the same time, learning new knowledge.

Click here to view the Junior College Stationery List for 2021

The Junior College is a two-year programme for students in Years 9 and 10.

Some facts about the Junior College:

  • Approximately 250 students study in the Junior College.
  • The Junior College curriculum is built on the eight essential learning areas of the National Curriculum statement. It is specifically designed to ensure that all  students have the skills to succeed in their quest for learning qualifications in Years 11, 12 and 13.
  • The Hagley values of Tika (Integrity), Whakawirinaki (Trust), Whakamarumaru (Responsibility) and Mana (Respect) are a fundamental aspect of the Junior College.
  • A formal Contract of Learning is signed at enrolment. This contract is between parents, the students and the College.
  • The Junior College is based on a learning model that establishes standards and boundaries for student learning and behaviour.
  • All students undergo a diagnostic assessment, enabling their individual needs to be planned for and met.

Kete Wana – Our Basket of Inspiration

Click here for the Kete Wana subject descriptions.

This new collection of subjects has resulted from an extensive review of our Junior College curriculum. From consultation with students, whānau and our staff, we have developed an enormous range of subjects that are designed to give students the opportunity to explore their interests, develop their skills, and engage their passion for learning.

The subjects run for two sessions per week for a block of 12 weeks. Students will choose six subject in a year with most of the subjects on offer accommodating both Year 9 and Year 10 learners. There are 45 subjects on offer and they include such things as Creative Media Magic, Hard Out (competitive PE/sport), Gods, Heroes and Monsters, Market Fair, Kaupapa Pai, Sign Language, Taonga Tech Jewellery, Robo Mission, Fashion – Make it Wear it, and The Newsroom.

Click here to view the Kete Wana subjects by Blocks and Options for 2021

Click here to read more about Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Junior College Lookbook

Get more of a feel for the Junior College by viewing our 2022 Junior College Lookbook.

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If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Lisa Amer - Junior College Administrator

DDI: (03) 364 5134