THE YEAR 9 CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
All Year 9 students study a full year of each of the following:
Physical Education & Health
In addition to their other subjects, all Year 9 students will participate in an Digital Citizenship Programme at during the school year. This programme has been created to better prepare students for an eLearning environment. Students will be able to:
- Display core ICT skills in a Google environment
- Protect their privacy online
- Communicate appropriately online
- Understand some of the relevant laws around ICT use.
THE YEAR 10 CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
All Year 10 students study a full-year course of each of the following:
Physical Education & Health
In addition, students study 3 subjects chosen from
THE SENIOR SCHOOL CURRICULUM STRUCTURE
Year 11 Subjects and Course Requirements
Year 11 students study 6 subjects. Exceptions may be made for individual students
It is compulsory for Year 11 students to study an English, Mathematics and Science course
Year 12 Subjects and Course Requirements
Year 12 students study 6 subjects. Exceptions may be made for individual students
It is compulsory for Year 12 students to study an English course
Year 13 Subjects and Course Requirements
Year 13 students study 5 subjects. Exceptions may be made for individual students
Year 13 students may select one timetable block of unsupervised study
2024 JUNIOR CURRICULUM (Year 9)
The curriculum studied by Year 9 attending Rosehill College in 2024 is designed to promote a broad and balanced education across all areas of the New Zealand Curriculum, with a focus on developing the ability to apply key Literacy and Numeracy skills in diverse contexts.
In 2024 all Year 9 students will study a full-year of the following:
Manaakitia Mai: This course is run in a smaller group than average class sizes. All students learn foundational Literacy and Numeracy skills. Students also undertake important Health learning, Digital Citizenship training, and the development of key competencies from the New Zealand Curriculum.
Mathematics: This course is specifically focused on necessary skills within the Mathematics learning area. Over two years, students will gain the underpinning knowledge to carry on with Mathematics learning at the senior secondary level.
All Year 9 students will study half-a-year (minimum) of the following:
The Arts: Select any from the eleven half-year visual and performing arts courses in Art, Dance, Drama or Music focused on building confidence, creativity and self-expression.
English: Select any from the five half-year thematic English courses focused on building English, language and literacy skills.
Hauora: This course is undertaken to develop student awareness of their own wellbeing and learn strategies to manage both the transition to a college environment and the transition into their teenage years.
Ko wai ahau: Ākonga will explore and demonstrate a range of values and investigate the importance of how these values impact participation across a number of physical activities and games. Ākonga will also demonstrate how to take responsibility during their Physical Education lessons and reflect on how this impacts their teams they participate in. This course covers foundation skills within the Physical Education learning area.
Languages: Select any from the eight half-year Languages courses in Te reo Māori, French, Chinese or Spanish focused on developing skills for every day interactions.
Our Aotearoa: From the earliest Polynesian arrivals to the latest migrants, we all chose to call Aotearoa home. We are a melting pot of many cultures. Find out more about who we are, how we have shaped our nation and what makes us special and unique. This course ensures that all students have the underpinning knowledge to carry on with Social Studies learning.
Tikanga-ā-kura: This course is undertaken to build understanding of the values of Rosehill College through a Te Ao Māori lens. Students engage in the school’s heritage, make connections and build a sense of pride in who they are.
Technology: Select any from the two half-year Technology courses in Hard Materials or Soft Materials focused on design and production skills.
Unlocking Science: This course introduces the key skills required to unlock the Scientific world and unleash your inner scientist. You will learn the necessary practical skills used within the Science learning area, the Scientific method, and the role Science plays in our lives. It ensures that all students have the underpinning knowledge to carry on with Science learning.
All Year 9 students also have a free choice of three half-a-year curriculum courses that allow them to explore and extend their interests and skills.