Class structure

All our classes are mixed Year 7 & Year 8, and students stay with the same homeroom teacher for the two years that they are with us. This ensures they develop a strong relationship with that teacher, who is responsible for their general wellbeing at school.

The placement of new students is very carefully considered and we seek feedback from students current schools about what is best for them both acedemically, socially and behaviourally. We do not accept parent requests for a particular teacher or group of peers.

Each day students are taught integrated studies usually through the inquiry model.


Core subjects

The Homeroom teacher teaches:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Social Studies
  • Health

Semi-specialisation subjects (semi-spec)

Throughout the week students also go to specialist classrooms for Semi Specialisation Subjects (Semi-spec) taught by teachers whose strengths and passions lie in these areas :

  • Science
  • Physical Education (P.E.)
  • Te Reo & Aotearoa NZ History studies
  • Technology subjects including Hard Materials, Digital Technology, Food Technology, Textiles
  • Arts subjects including Music, Visual Arts, Film, Drama, Philosophy