Before you begin the course selection process, please ensure you do the following:
  • Think about your career and the qualifications you will need to reach your career goals. Your Whanau Teacher can help you with this information. 
  • Look at the Careers and Youth Guarantee websites, which are excellent sources of information to guide you in making wise choices.
  • Consider what qualifications you want in 2019 and beyond. 
  • Decide on the five most important courses you will need to do in 2019. 
  • Choose two others that may be of use to you in your career or that interest you. 
If you do not have a career in mind, it is best to keep your options open and avoid specialising too soon. If this is the case, you should choose subjects that cover a wide range of disciplines.

Try to choose your main subjects so that they allow you to progress to a Year 13 qualification. Try to choose subjects that you are interested in or you are good at. Seek subjects that build on your strengths and interests.

Consult as widely as possible, by talking to your family, friends and prospective employers. Most importantly, talk to your teachers, Whanau teachers and Deans. Mr Kaua and Mr Wilsher can help you with information linking your interests and abilities to further studies and employment opportunities.

  • Academic Dean - Mr Ellwood 
  • Yr 11-13 Senior Dean - Mr Wilsher 
  • Yr 9-10 Junior Deans - Mr Wright & Mr Davies 
  • Adult Students - Mr Kaua

In 2019, Years 11, 12 and 13 students will be working on an NCEA Qualification. 
  • The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the main qualification at Years 11, 12 and 13. 
  • Students will be able to get NCEA from a wide range of studies, within and beyond the school curriculum. 
  • In each school curriculum subject, there will be both external assessments and internal assessments. This mix takes into account students’ differing strengths and preferences in both Achievement and Unit Standards. 
  • Achieved, Merit and Excellence will be recognised in both internal and external assessments for Achievement Standards. Achieved and Non Achieved will be recognised for Unit Standards. 
There is a full information sheet on NCEA available at the NZQA site.

All fees related to NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 (including Unit Standards) must be paid by the due date in September. 
An NZQA qualification fee (NCEA Fee) notification will be sent out in Term 2. All payments are made to the College Office.

Option Subject Course Fees
Please be aware that where applicable, subject fees MUST be paid.