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

Junior Curriculum Handbook 2021

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 do not make option choices at the start of Term 1. They take all eight taster courses during the year and make choices for languages later in the term.

Year 10 Course Choices 2021

Your student is invited to explore the options available. They will receive a copy of the planning sheet in rōpū and the planning sheet is also included as the last page in the booklet online. Choices can be made online in the Student Portal from Monday 14th September (note: this is earlier than reported in the email home). It would be appreciated if students can have their options entered by Sunday 20th September.

  • You can also view the booklet by clicking on the image below.


Senior Course Choices 2021

View booklet here: Senior-Course-Choices-2021-v12-18.8.2020 (PDF)


Planning sheets for 2021 — updated on 28 January 2021 (version 7)

Students in Years 10—12 are invited to explore the options available. The timeline for making course decisions for this year is below. There are opportunities to discuss course choices at Future Focus Evening and also at Learning Conversations:
  • Monday 17 August 2020— Future Focus Evening
  • Tuesday 18 August 2020 – Student portal opens for preliminary course decisions
  • Friday 21 August 2020 — Preliminary course decisions made via the Student Portal
  • Friday 4 September 2020 — Learning Conversations
  • Sunday 20 September 2020 — Final course decisions made for 2021 – note earlier date

If you require further information about Maths course choices in Years 11-13 please see this video.