Languages

English Language (EL)

This subject aims to increase a student’s confidence and competency in all four areas of language learning – Speaking, Listening, Writing and Reading,  through a variety of learning strategies and activities. Students will work towards gaining English Language Unit Standard credits at the level they are best suited. Particular emphasis is given to literacy skills, essay writing and general academic vocabulary used in NCEA .

French

This subject aims to take students from absolute beginner to Level 7/8 of the NZ Curriculum over the years.  In the process, students will learn how to communicate in different situations on a variety of topics, enlarge their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and develop cultural awareness.  They will develop the skills to learn any language and also gain skills in thinking and critical analysis. Exchange opportunities and a biennial trip to New Caledonia are available for students in Years 12 and 13, as well as a camp in Year 13.

German

This subject aims to take students from absolute beginner to Level 7/8 of the NZ Curriculum over the years.  In the process, students will learn how to communicate in different situations on a variety of topics, enlarge their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and develop cultural awareness.  They will develop the skills to learn any language and also gain skills in thinking and critical analysis. Exchange opportunities are available for students in Years 12 and 13.

Literacy

Literacy is a skill that extends across all subjects. Literacy extension is a course intended for students who require extra literacy assistance. The programme concentrates on vocabulary, comprehension and decoding skills.

Spanish

This subject is on offer only for students in Years 12 and 13.  It is for native speakers of Spanish to gain NCEA credits in their own language but also available for language students to learn an additional language. Students need to have already gained NCEA Level 1 in a language.  The course aims to take these students from absolute beginner to approximately Level 5 of the NZ Curriculum a year. In the process, they will learn how to communicate in different situations on a variety of topics, develop a Spanish vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and develop cultural awareness.  

Te Reo Māori

In this subject students will learn to use basic Māori language patterns so that they can converse with Te Reo Māori speakers in familiar social situations and cope with some less familiar ones.  They will develop a willingness to experiment with new language and to read independently.  They will write short passages, person letters and simple formal letters in Te Reo Māori. Over the years, students will increasingly gain confidence in using a range of strategies for learning Te Reo Māori and for communicating with others in predominantly Māori social contexts.

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