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Te Reo Māori – Year 11, 11TR

Te Reo Māori helps us practise our language that we have learnt in Years 9 and 10 and apply it to the world we live in. We learn how to talk about our habits, our work, our favourite food, places, people, things we like and dislike, issues we agree and disagree with. We will learn new karakia, extend our pepeha, learn new whakataukī, kīwaha and waiata. We practise our reo by speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Ngā Manu Kōrero Māori secondary school speech competition (speaking in either English or te reo).
We will continue learning about tikanga and history and debate issues which are of interest to Māori.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessments will be offered in this course across the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Pre-requisites: Year 10 Te Reo Māori; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect

Leads to: NCEA Level 2 Te Reo Māori

Qualification available: NCEA Level 1

Te Reo Māori – Tau 11, 11TR

Ka whakangungu reo tātou kua ākona i ngā tau tuaiwa me te tau tekau. Ka whakaurutia ki te ao tūroa e noho ana tātou. He ritenga, he mahi, he tino kai, he tino tāngata wāhi hoki, he mea pai, he mea matakawa rānei, he take ka whakaae, kāore e whakaae tātou rānei. Ka ako tātou he karakia hou, ka whakawhanake ō tātou ake pepehā, he kīwaha he whakataukī hoki. Ka whakawhanake tātou i te mahi kōrero mai, whakarongo mai, pānui mai, tuhituhi mai. Ka whakataetae tātou katoa i Ngā Manu Kōrero ko te whakataetae kōrero-a-motu mō ngā ākonga Māori. Ka kōrero Māori, kōrero Pākehā rānei koe.
Ka ako tonu tātou i ngā tikanga me ngā kōrero o neherā, ka arohia e tātou ki ngā take i mua i te ao Māori.

Ar Aromatawai: He aromatawai-ā-roto, he aromatawai-ā-waho hoki tō te marau nei, ko te mahi kōrero, ko te mahi whakarongo, ko te mahi pānui, ko te mahi tuhituhi

Ngā hiahiatanga: Te Reo Māori Tau 10

Ngā Tohu: Te Taumata Tuatahi o te NCEA

Te Reo Māori – Year 12, 12TR

Our te reo Māori learning journey continues on to level 2, when our language we have learnt in our previous years is used now with growing confidence to express our views, opinions and knowledge of the Māori and Pākehā world we are learning to navigate and walk within. We continue to learn new karakia, extend our pepeha, learn new whakataukī, kīwaha and waiata. We continue to practise speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Ngā Manu Kōrero Māori secondary school speech competition (speaking in either English or te reo).
We will of course continue learning about tikanga and history, and debate issues which are of interest to Māori.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessments, across the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Pre-requisites: Level 1 Te Reo Māori; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect

Leads to: Level 3 Te Reo Māori

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

Te Reo Māori – Tau 12, 12TR

E haere tonu ana tātou i runga i te huarahi ako reo Māori, ka whakatipu tō tātou ihupuku ki te whakamahi i te reo Māori. Ka whakaputa whakaaro, whāinga, mōhiotanga, māramatanga, āhuatanga hoki e pā ana ki ngā take o te ao Māori me te ao Pākehā e hikoi pūhouhou ana tātou. Ka ako tonu i ngā karakia me ngā whakataukī ngā kīwaha hoki, ka whakawhanake tonu ō tātou ake pepehā. Ka kōrero, ka whakarongo, ka pānui, ka tuhituhi tātou. Ka whakataetae tātou katoa i Ngā Manu Kōrero ko te whakataetae kōrero-a-motu mō ngā ākonga Māori. Ka kōrero Māori, kōrero Pākehā rānei koe. Ka ako tonu tātou i ngā tikanga me ngā kōrero o neherā, ka arohia e tātou ki ngā take i mua i te ao Māori.

Aromatawai: He aromatawai-ā-roto, he aromatawai-ā-waho hoki tō te marau nei, ko te mahi kōrero, ko te mahi whakarongo, ko te mahi pānui, ko te mahi tuhituhi

Ngā hiahiatanga: Te Reo Māori Taumata 1

Ka ahu atu ki: Te taumata tuatoru o te NCEA

Ngā Tohu: Te Taumata Tuarua o te NCEA

Te Reo Māori – Year 13, 13TR

The focus of this course is on developing communication and comprehension skills within a framework of authentic, natural French. You will explore the interplay between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding. You will also strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills, and learn to justify your ideas and opinions. You will develop your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that French and English are organised.
You will be able to use more complex French to communicate effectively on more adult topics. By the end of Year 12 you will be able to discuss and write about themes such as: family life and friendship, future plans, aspects of French history and French-speaking countries of the world.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course. There is scope for students to choose which internal standards they will complete.

Pre-requisites: Level 1 French; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect

Leads to: Year 13 French

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

Te Reo Māori – Year 13, 13TR

E te kahurangi! Ko tēnei te tau whakamutunga o tō huarahi ako reo Māori ki te kura. Ka whakarite tēnei tau mō tō mahi ki te ao hurihuri, ki te ao tūroa e. Ka taea e koe te kōrero Māori, ka taea e koe hoki te mārama. Atu ki tō mahi whai matatau, kei a koe te mana mō te reo Māori ki tō tātou nei kura. Ka takoto te manuka i a koe mō te mahi kōkiri i te reo me ōna tikanga ki te taha o te Tari Māori.
Ka kōwhiritia e koe i ō kaupapa rangahau mō te tau. He nui ngā mōmō kaupapa māu, ko te ahurea, ko te tikanga-a-iwi, a motu hoki, ko te mahi a Tane a Rore, ko te mahi tōrangapū pea. Hei te mutunga o tō mahi taumata tuatoru, ka māia koe, ka tika koe ki te pūkōrero Māori i ngā horopaki e maha, ki ngā hunga katoa e pā ana ki ngā take whakahirahira rawa atu ki te ao Māori.

Aromatawai: He aromatawai-ā-roto, he aromatawai-ā-waho hoki tō te marau nei, ko te mahi kōrero, ko te mahi whakarongo, ko te mahi pānui, ko te mahi tuhituhi

Ngā hiahiatanga: Te Reo Māori Taumata 2

Ka ahu atu ki: Ka ako i te reo Māori me ōna tikanga i te whare wānanga

Ngā Tohu: Te Taumata Tuatoru o te NCEA

Chinese / Modern Mandarin – Year 11, 11CI

The focus of this course is on active and effective communication in Chinese in a range of everyday contexts. You will explore the interplay between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding. You will also strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills. You will develop your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that Chinese and English are organised.
By the end of Year 11 you will be able to speak and write with some confidence on topics such as: self-introduction and family life, health, school and education, future plans, travel and holidays. You will consolidate the sentence structures taught in Years 9-10 and extend these so that you are able to use Chinese more flexibly.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course.

Pre-requisites: Year 10 Chinese or equivalent; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Voluntary contribution: $15 for cultural activities.

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect

Leads to: Year 12 Chinese/Modern Mandarin

Qualification available: NCEA Level 1

Chinese / Modern Mandarin – Year 12, 12CI

The focus of this course is on developing communication and comprehension skills within a framework of authentic, natural Chinese. You will explore the interplay between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding. You will also strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills, and learn to justify your ideas and opinions. You will develop your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that Chinese and English are organised.
By the end of Year 12 you will be able to talk and write about your family life, your country and hometown, promotion of a region, your school life and make some comparisons about how it differs from China.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course.

Pre-requisites: Level 1 Chinese; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Voluntary contribution: $15 for cultural activities

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect

Leads to: Year 13 Chinese/Modern Mandarin

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

Chinese / Modern Mandarin – Year 13, 13CI

The focus of this course is on extending communication and comprehension skills within a framework of authentic, natural Chinese. You will consolidate your understanding of the relationship between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding.
You will further strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills, and interact effectively with others, including when discussing challenging topics. You will extend your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that Chinese and English are organised.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course.

Pre-requisites: Level 2 Chinese; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Voluntary contribution: $15 for cultural activities

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect

Leads to: Tertiary study

Qualification available: NCEA Level 3

French – Year 11, 11FR

The focus of this course is on active and effective communication in French in a range of everyday contexts. You will explore the interplay between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding. You will also strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills. You will develop your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that French and English are organised.
By the end of Year 11 you will be able to speak and write with some confidence on topics such as: your identity (tastes in music, clothing style etc), where you live and what you eat, what you are good at, and online activities. You will be able to communicate about past and future events. You will consolidate the verb structures covered in Years 9-10 and extend these so that you are able to use French more flexibly.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course. There is scope for students to choose which internal standards they will complete.

Pre-requisites: Year 10 French or equivalent; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect

Leads to: Year 12 French

Qualification available: NCEA Level 1

French – Year 12, 12FR

The focus of this course is on developing communication and comprehension skills within a framework of authentic, natural French. You will explore the interplay between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding. You will also strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills, and learn to justify your ideas and opinions. You will develop your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that French and English are organised.
You will be able to use more complex French to communicate effectively on more adult topics. By the end of Year 12 you will be able to discuss and write about themes such as: family life and friendship, future plans, aspects of French history and French-speaking countries of the world.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course. There is scope for students to choose which internal standards they will complete.

Pre-requisites: Level 1 French; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect

Leads to: Year 13 French

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

French – Year 13, 13FR

The focus of this course is on extending communication and comprehension skills within a framework of authentic, natural French. You will consolidate your understanding of the relationship between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding. You will further strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills, and will continue to learn how to interact effectively with others in French, including when discussing challenging topics. You will extend your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that French and English are organised.
You will have the confidence to communicate effectively in written and spoken French using increasingly complex language on a range of more abstract topics. By the end of Year 13 you will be able to explore the views of others and share your personal perspectives on such themes as: environment and sustainability, work and study, immigration, and other aspects of contemporary French society. You may also read some extracts from French literature and/or study a film.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course. There is scope for students to choose which internal standards they will complete.

Pre-requisites: Level 2 French; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect

Leads to: Tertiary study

Qualification available: NCEA Level 3

German – Year 11, 11GM

The focus of this course is on active and effective communication in German in a range of everyday contexts. You will explore the interplay between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding. You will also strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills. You will develop your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that German and English are organised.
By the end of Year 11 you will be able to speak and write with some confidence on topics such as: your identity (tastes in music, clothing style etc), your hometown, travel and holidays, and health. You will be able to communicate about past and future events. You will consolidate the verb structures covered in Years 9-10 and extend these so that you are able to use German more flexibly.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course. There is scope for students to choose which internal standards they will complete.

Pre-requisites: Year 10 German; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Voluntary contribution: $15 for workbook

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect.

Leads to: Year 12 German

Qualification available: NCEA Level 1

German – Year 12 , 12GM

The focus of this course is on developing communication and comprehension skills within a framework of authentic, natural German. You will explore the interplay between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding. You will also strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills, and learn to justify your ideas and opinions. You will develop your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that German and English are organised.
You will be able to use more complex German to communicate effectively on more adult topics. By the end of Year 12 you will be able to discuss and write about topics such as: family life and friendship, the media/internet, keeping fit and healthy, future plans and career options. You will also learn to understand and write stories.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course.

Pre-requisites: Level 1 German; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Voluntary contribution: $25 for workbook

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect.

Leads to: Year 13 German

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

German – Year 13 , 13GM

The focus of this course is on extending communication and comprehension skills within a framework of authentic, natural German. You will consolidate your understanding of the relationship between language and culture and deepen your intercultural understanding. You will further strengthen your interpersonal and communicative skills, interact effectively with others, including when discussing challenging topics. You will extend your critical thinking and literacy skills, by exploring patterns in language and key differences in the ways that German and English are organised.
You will have the confidence to communicate effectively in written and spoken German using increasingly complex language on a range of more abstract topics. By the end of Year 13 you will be able to explore the views of others and share your personal perspectives on such themes as: our changing world, environmental issues, cultural identity, a region of Germany, and the study of a film or short story.

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course. There is scope for students to choose which internal standards they will complete.

Pre-requisites: Level 2 German; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Optional: $21 for the online vocabulary programme Education Perfect.

Leads to: Tertiary study

Qualification available: NCEA Level 3

Latin – Year 11, 11LT

Qualification available: NCEA Level 1
This course follows on from Year 10 Latin. You will continue to learn about the Latin language, and by the end of the year you will have studied all the major constructions and word forms used in Latin. You will be able to read and translate adapted Latin passages and answer questions in English about them. Your knowledge of vocabulary will have increased, but you will also have access to a written vocabulary list to help you with any translation tasks. You will continue to learn about Roman civilisation, through its literature and through studying its effect on our own world today. There will be the option to study the story of Orpheus and Eurydice or the story of Theseus and Ariadne as told by different Latin and English writers, (dependent on a separate Year 11 class running).

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course

Pre-requisites: Year 10 Latin; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Leads to: Year 12 Latin

Note: The Ministry of Education has advised us that Level 1 NCEA Latin will no longer be available after 2023.

Latin – Year 12, 12LT

This course follows on from Year 11 Latin. You will continue to learn about the Latin language, but because you will have already studied all the major constructions and word forms used in Latin, most of your language work will be revision and consolidation of existing knowledge. You will read unadapted Latin passages and translate them or answer questions in English about them. Your knowledge of vocabulary will continue to increase, but you will also have access to glossed vocabulary to help you with any translation and comprehension tasks. You will continue to learn about the Roman civilisation, primarily through its literature and through studying its effect on our own world today. In particular you will study selections by Roman authors writing on Love poetry, and selections of epic poetry from Virgil’s Aeneid Book 2 (the latter is dependent on a separate Year 12 and 13 Latin class running).

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course

Pre-requisites: Year 11 Latin; or by negotiation with the Head of Department.

Leads to: Year 13 Latin

Note: The Ministry of Education has advised us that Level 2 NCEA Latin will no longer be available after 2024.

Qualification available: NCEA Level 2

Latin – Year 13, 13LT

This course follows on from Year 12 Latin. You will continue to learn about the Latin language, but because you will have already studied all the major constructions and word forms used in Latin, most of your language work will be revision and consolidation of existing knowledge. Some new and more sophisticated language idioms will be included.
You will read and translate unadapted Latin passages of both prose and poetry. Your knowledge of vocabulary will remain although you will be provided with glossed vocabulary in the examinations. You will continue to learn about the Roman civilisation, primarily through its literature and through studying its effect on our own world today. In particular you will study selections by Roman authors writing on Love poetry, and selections of epic poetry from Virgil’s Aeneid Book 2 (the latter is dependent on a separate Year 12 and 13 Latin class running).

Assessment: A mixture of internal and external assessment will be offered in this course

Pre-requisites: Year 12 Latin

Leads to: Tertiary study

Note: The Ministry of Education has advised us that Level 3 NCEA Latin will no longer be available after 2025.

Qualification available: NCEA Level 3