Fiordland College Curriculum

The Fiordland College Curriculum models the special nature of our school, community and natural environment. Fully meeting the requirements of the nationally prescribed New Zealand Curriculum, it has the additional flavour of our goal to be recognised as a Centre of Environmental Excellence.

Students will progress through their learning journey in Years 7,8,9 and 10 in the eight Essential Learning Areas, with their progress tracked against the NZ Curriculum and the Learning Area Achievement Objectives. Comprehensive written reports are presented to parents twice each year.

In Years 11, 12 and 13 students still study a broad curriculum, but student choice allows for specialisation based on aspirations for future university study and careers. At Fiordland College, all students are focused on achieving at a high level in their chosen courses to contribute towards their National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA), New Zealand’s internationally recognised qualification system.

In the Arts, students explore, refine, and communicate ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses, and feelings to create works and respond to the works of others.

In English, students study, use, and enjoy language and literature communicated orally, visually, or in writing.

In Health and Physical Education, students learn about their own well-being, and that of others and society, in health-related and movement contexts.

In Learning Languages, students learn to communicate in an additional language, develop their capacity to learn further languages, and explore different world views in relation to their own.

In Mathematics and Statistics, students explore relationships in quantities, space, and data and learn to express these relationships in ways that help them to make sense of the world around them.

In Science, students explore how both the natural physical world and science itself work so that they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science plays a significant role.

In Social Sciences, students explore how societies work and how they themselves can participate and take action as critical, informed, and responsible citizens.

In Technology, students learn to be innovative developers of products and systems and discerning consumers who will make a difference in the world.

These Learning Areas often use the local environment for the learning opportunities, and our students gain further enrichment through whole school cultural and sporting opportunities and through our Summer and Winter Co-curricular weeks.

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