Course choices and booklets

The process for choosing next year’s courses starts in late August/early September each year. Our course choice booklets outline:

  • Course content
  • The learning focus for each course
  • NCEA information
  • Entry recommendations

Senior Course Choices 2023

Students in Years 10—12 are invited to explore the options available.

Use these planning sheets to help you select one course per line. You can only choose one subject per timetable line.

If you have a clash: circle the preferred subject in the correct line and add the other subject that is clashing in the ‘alternate’ column. Be prepared to drop one.

If you have more than one clash, add written notes explaining the clashes on the sheet and ask your rōpū teacher to pass it/email it to Mrs Lewis. Name your sheet.

The timeline for making course decisions for 2023 is below. There are opportunities to discuss course choices at Future Focus Evening and also at Learning Conversations.
For further information about NCEA, read the Future Focus evening presentation or watch the video below.

If you missed Future Focus and would like to find out more from each faculty, you can view their presentations.
  • Monday 15 August 2022 – Future Focus evening
  • Wednesday 17 August 2022 – Google form for choices circulated
  • Thursday 25 August 2022 — Learning Conversations
  • Friday 26 August 2022 — Preliminary course decisions submitted to Google Form
  • Wednesday 28 September 2022 — Final course decisions made for 2023

Year 10 Course Choices 2023

  • Instructions as to how to select Year 10 option courses for 2023 are detailed on page 15 of the Year 10 Course Choice Booklet.  
  • Choices can be made online in rōpū Google classrooms during week 9. Students will also need to submit a copy of the planning sheet from page 15 of the booklet.
  • The deadline for completion: Wednesday 28 September.

Junior Whānau Guide – 2023

For students in Years 9 and 10 the Junior curriculum handbook provides useful information regarding the courses and taster courses available and the pathways into NCEA.

Year 9 students take all eight taster courses during the year and make choices for languages at the end of Term 1.