|Year 7||Year 8|
Our Year 7 English programme focuses on reading comprehension, foundation writing skills and making rich language choices in writing. Reading Plus is one of our key reading tools, and our Reading Mileage Programme offers support from those requiring regular reading practice.
Term 1 Finding information; language features; poetry; personal introductions
Term 2 Reorganising & inference; language features; writing paragraphs; formal speeches
Term 3 Describing characters & settings; novel studies; narrative writingTerm 4 Advertising; language of persuasion; writing procedures
The year 8 literacy programme focuses on;
Reading; inferencing, comprehending and analyzing. Reading Plus is one of our key reading tools, and our Reading Mileage Programme offers support from those requiring regular reading practice.
Writing including writing for a variety of purposes; poetry, speeches, narrative and report writing. Where possible the writing programme is integrated with relevant topic studies.
Spelling You can spell programme, Spelling Bee
Te Reo Maori including pepeha, mihimihi and basic Maori kupu.
Extension programmes such as Lit Quiz and writing competitions are encouraged for more able and enthusiastic readers and writers. Film studies in term 3 is a very popular topic; all films are entered in the MADE awards national competition.
Term 1 Poetry, Reading for information, Narrative writing, pepeha
Term 2 Reorganising & inference, spelling bee, persuasive writing, formal speeches, mihimihi
Term 3 Novel studies, Film Studies - MADE awards, analyzing informationTerm 4 Novel studies, Camp Diary.
|The English course will enable students to select and read text, understand connections, integrate sources and use strategies. Students will make meaning of ideas or information they receive through listening, reading and view. They will learn to create meaning through speaking, writing and presenting their work.|
|Year 11 (Level 1 NCEA)||Year 12 (Level 2 NCEA)||Year 13 (Level 3 NCEA)|
|English External||English Visual||
|English Integrated||English Reading and Writing||English Internal|
|English Literacy||Pathways - Communicate 4 Life||Media Studies|
||Media Studies Scholarship|
|Pathways - Short Film Production|