Course information for Junior students

06/08/2014

The Year 9 Course of Study

Students study all programmes mentioned below in a broad-balanced course designed as a comprehensive introduction to the first year
of secondary education and which fully acknowledges national curriculum and special character obligations.

The curriculum supports and empowers all students to learn and achieve personal excellence.

In the wider curriculum students continue to partake fully in at least one chosen sport, cultural activity and a service event through Club Garin Inc. The Journey Programme offers students an opportunity to grow spiritually in a challenging, outdoor setting.

Our programme is designed to encourage our students to become confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

In Year 9, students study the following:

Other Programmes:

  • Club Garin Activities (Sport/Arts/Service)
  • The Journey Programme
  • House competitions
  • Special calendared events—Mahi Toi, Graduation Challenge

Guidance Notes:
As students do all programmes, course selections and guidance are not necessary at this level.

The Year 10 Course of Study

Students continue to study in all learning areas giving them a wide breadth of subjects which provides them at the completion of their second year of secondary study, with an ideal launching platform into senior school programmes.

The curriculum continues to encourage students to strive for excellence by aiming high and perservering in the face of difficulties.

In the wider curriculum students continue to partake fully in at least one chosen sport, cultural activity and a service event through Club Garin Inc. The Journey Programme continues to offer students an opportunity to grow spiritually in a challenging outdoor setting.

Our programme design encourages our students to be creative, energetic and enterprising. It also allows our students the opportunity to develop the values, knowledge and competencies that will enable them to live full and satisfying lives.

In Year 10, students study the following:

Other Programmes:

  • Club Garin Activities (Sport/Arts/Service)
  • The Journey Programme
  • House competitions
  • Special Calendared events—Mahi Toi, Graduation Challenge

Guidance Notes:

Students choose either Maori or Spanish for the full year.
Students select two half-year Arts courses from Music, Dance/Drama or Art.