About our classes and classrooms

Students develop strong relationships with their classroom teacher, who is responsible for integrating Social Studies, English and Maths. Students also have an opportunity to learn from different teachers in other curriculum areas. Each class has Science and Health and Physical Education (PE) classes, taught by teachers whose strengths and passions lie in each of these areas.

Our students have a selection of Art and Technology subjects during the year, plus we offer our students elective subjects for Enrichment, Sports and Languages. Due to this, students work with a range of staff and build positive learning relationships across the school. This serves as an ideal preparation for the child’s secondary education.

All classes are arranged as mixed Year 7 and Year 8 (with one expectation this year being Room 9). Students will be challenged with opportunities to participate in a range of academic, cultural and arts programmes.

We aim to keep students in their homeroom class throughout their time at SWIS. 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.

Subjects taught daily:

Integrated Studies (English & Social Studies)

Maths

Subjects taught twice a week:

Science

Health & P.E.

Subjects taught once a week:

Languages; French, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Malay, NZ Sign Language, Te Reo

Sport

Art & Technology Subjects Taught in 12 Week Cycles

Our students benefit from experiencing four options within arts and technology, including:

Technology

Food Technology

Hard Materials

Textiles

Digital Technology

Arts

Visual Arts

Film

Drama

Philosophy