Curriculum

Students are encouraged to work hard in well disciplined and stimulating classroom environments.

The Curriculum

Te Kuiti High School provides a broad, high quality education for its students.

The curriculum contains the eight essential learning areas: English and Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Health and Physical Well-Being, Technology and the Arts. Students, regardless of their abilities, are expected to achieve their potential in a balanced curriculum.

They are encouraged to work hard in well disciplined and stimulating classroom environments.


Year 9

Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Health/Physical Education as year-long courses.

In addition they undertake shorter courses in Art, Drama, Māori and a range of Technology subjects.

Year 10

Students study English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Health/Physical Education as year-long courses.

In addition students will choose further subjects from a wide range which includes Art, Drama, Graphics, Languages, and Technology.

Year 11

Students study English and Mathematics as year-long courses.

In addition students will choose up to four further subjects from a wide range of curriculum areas including the Arts, Languages, Commerce, Social Sciences, Science, Technology and Physical Education.


Year 11 and 13

Students study English and Mathematics as year-long courses.

In addition students will choose up to four further subjects from a wide range of curriculum areas including the Arts, Languages, Commerce, Social Sciences, Science, Technology and Physical Education.

Correspondence School

Students who meet the criteria required, may at the Principal's discretion, be enrolled at the Correspondence School.

Students on correspondence are strictly monitored by the Te Kuiti High School teacher responsible for their programmes and these students will be expected to meet work deadlines set by the Correspondence School.

The Gateway Programme

Selected senior students will undertake structured workplace learning, which involves students being placed into an industry of their choosing for one or two days a week and attending school during the remaining time.

The workplace learning component is incorporated into the students' overall study programme and is relevant to the students' vocational goals.

Workplace learning is assessed against unit standards or achievement standards towards the NCEA Qualifications.


Star

The Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource makes available to senior students extra vocational courses which dovetail neatly into tertiary training beyond school.

We provide year-long courses in Carpentry, Automotive, Hospitality, Tourism and Early Childhood Education and, short courses in Kiwi Host and First Aid.

Students may also do 'taster' courses at WINTEC and Waikato University.

Adult Students

Te Kuiti High School supports second chance education for adults and accepts full-time and part-time enrolments in a range of subjects at all levels.

Special Abilities

Students with special abilities are encouraged to extend and develop their talents as far as possible.

They are provided with opportunities in the wider educational network.

For example, Science Summer School, Subject Enhancement and Enrichment Opportunities.


Special Needs

Special Education facilities and programmes are provided for eligible students with special needs.

 

 

Sports

Every student enjoys competition of any form. There are many opportunities for students at Te Kuiti High School to experience competition and this can be done internally, locally, nationally and occasionally, internationally.

Te Kuiti High School has a long standing association with Hauraki Plains College and each year a sports exchange takes place with each school alternating the visit. Each sport code during the exchange is always well contested.