Year 9 students are placed in a Form class which they will stay together in for the duration of their time.
At this level the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Financial Literacy are taught by specialist teachers.
In the supported studies students are in a homeroom situation having the same teacher for their core subjects.
All Year 9 students choose from Languages, Arts and Technology, there is also a speciality PE class.
As a preparatory year for NCEA Level 1 all students continue a common core of five subjects:
English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science and Physical Education.
In addition they select four half year options from:
To provide an achievable goal and motivation for Middle School students we have a formal Graduation from the Middle School into the Senior School at the end of Year 10.
We expect all students will achieve the required attributes as they progress through the College. All students should be able to graduate irrespective of their academic ability.
The graduation criteria will include:
Students who do not reach the required criteria may not graduate into the Senior School and will repeat Year 10.