Curriculum - Papanui High School

At Papanui High School we are currently exploring the implications and opportunities that exist with the revised NZ Curriculum and look forward to the developments that lie ahead. We will keep the wider school community informed of these developments as they arise. The revised NZ Curriculum was implemented in 2010. For your information the NZ curriculum document can be accessed on the TKI website.

To view specific subject course information / course selection please access PHS Online Course Selection  

Year 9 and 10 CurriculumFood

Junior Course Booklet - To view the available courses without logging in select the button that says "Browse learning areas and courses without logging in" 

 At Years 9 and 10 all students study subjects reflecting the Essential Learning Areas of the national curriculum:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • The Arts - Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Dance
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technology

 Students may also choose from the following options: 
Accounting and Economics, Craft, ESOL, French, Graphics, Japanese, Maori/ Maori Performing Arts, Performing Arts, Outdoor Education, Graphics, Technology (Food, Textiles, Hard Materials, Design, Electronics, Digital Technologies). 

Senior CurriculumInvestigation

Senior Course Booklet - To view the available courses without logging in select the button that says "Browse learning areas and courses without logging in"
Students in Year 11-13 can choose from a wide variety of courses leading to qualifications in NCEA Level 1, 2 and 3, involving Achievement Standards, Unit Standards and National Certificates.
Conventional subjects include:
Accounting, Art, Art History, Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Digital Technologies, Design, Design and Textile Technology, Economics, English, ESOL, French, Food and Nutrition, Geography, Graphics and Design,History, Japanese, Mathematics, Mathematics with Statistics, Mathematics with Calculus, Music, Painting, Photography, Physical Education, Physics, Science, Te Reo Maori, Technology, Text and information management.

  • Catering, through our catering academy.
  • Outdoor Education, through our outdoor education academy.
  • Photography.
  • Sports Leadership.
  • Tourism.
  • Electronics.
  • Automotive Engineering.
  • Health Studies.
  • Employment Skills.
  • Information Processing.

Information and Communication TechnologyInformation & Communication Technology is regarded as an integral part of all subjects. The entire school is networked with fibre optic cabling and wireless. With over 200 computers and many netbooks/laptops spread throughout the school, students are able to gain immediate access to a wide range of information from a variety of sources and media. Being able to find, use, record and interpret this information is the key to successful learning.

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