St John's College (Hillcrest)
Curriculum Guide

Art

Art

Visual Arts

Through engaging in the visual art, students learn how to discern in, and celebrate their own and others’ visual worlds. Visual arts learning, begins with students’s curiosity and delight in their senses and stories and extends to communication of complex ideas and concepts. An understanding of Maori visual culture is achieved through exploration of Maori contexts.  The arts of European, Pasifika, Asian and other cultures add significant dimensions to New Zealand visual culture.

 In visual arts education, students develop visual literacy and aesthetic awareness as they manipulate and transform visual, tactile and spatial ideas to solve problems. They explore experiences, stories, abstract concepts, social issues and needs, both individually and collaboratively. They experiment with different media and materials, using processes and convention/s to develop their visual enquires and creates both static and time-based art works.  They view art works, bringing their own experiences, sharing their responses and generating multiple interpretations. Their meaning making is further informed by investigation of the contexts in which art works are created, used and valued.  As they develop their visual literacy, students are able to engage with a wider range of art experiences in increasingly complex and conscious ways.

 The visual arts develop students’ conceptual thinking within a range of practices across drawing, sculpture, design, painting, printmaking, photography and moving image.  Theoretical investigations also inform practical enquiry. Opportunities to explore and communicate in their visual arts continue to expand as technologies and multi-disciplinary practices evolve.

 

Level 1 Art

11ART
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Fiona Greenwood

This is a broad-based theoretical and practical course, which involves students in drawing, painting, printmaking and/or three-dimensional work.
Students will gain an understanding of contemporary artists and their working methods. The aim of the course is to develop perceptual, imaginative, technical and critical skills through the making and analysing of art works.


Faculties:

Art



Pathway

Level 2 Art

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$45 Pencils 2B-6B, Easer.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90914 v3 Visual Arts 1.2 - Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media
1
I
4
A.S. 90915 v2 Visual Arts 1.3 - Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice
1
I
6
A.S. 90916 v3 Visual Arts 1.4 - Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media
1
E
12
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Pathway Tags

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Drama

Drama

Drama Learning Area

Drama is a unique, challenging, yet enjoyable subject. Drama focuses on developing skills that are invaluable throughout life. Studying drama does not just lead to being an actor but it develops confidence to excel in any career, especially working with people.  It fosters important skills and qualities such as creativity, communication, self-confidence, trust, teamwork and cooperation. Drama at St John’s is a combination of appreciation, writing, analysing, and technical and stagecraft experience. 


Level 1 Drama

11DRA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mandy Hale

The Level One Drama course is composed of both external and internal Drama Achievement Standards. All Drama Standards contribute towards Level 1 Literacy.
Drama is a mode of learning that challenges students to make meaning of their world.The aims of the course are to provide pathways into the performing arts and provide knowledge and skills that are transferable to a variety of artistic, social and work-related contexts.


Faculties:

Drama



Pathway

Level 2 Drama

This course gives students a range of skills required in other subjects and all career pathways. A strong focus is on verbal and non verbal communication.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 to go towards attending shows during the year for assessment purpose.
1 x A4 Visual Diary


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90006 v6 Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90009 v6 Drama 1.6 - Perform an acting role in a scripted production
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90011 v7 Drama 1.7 - Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90998 v2 Drama 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of features of a drama/theatre form
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90999 v4 Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

English

English

Kia ora koutou! Welcome to the English Faculty page

Our subject asks our students to explore the human world they live in, not through experiments and measurement but through rational analysis, emotional insight and imagination.

Our vision for our learners in the faculty is for them to become:

The importance of literature has never been greater in an ever-changing world saturated by media, influenced by global politics, and impacted by rapid technological change.  The English Faculty provide an outlet for students to seek connection by interpreting the world around.

There is no doubt that the job market is changing.  We hear daily that jobs in many traditional fields from the trades to medicine, from accounting to horticulture, are becoming obsolete as they are increasingly automated or outsourced to the developing world.  However, the research is clear that fields that involve the skills fostered in the humanities, like critical thought, emotional intelligence, philosophical and moral reasoning are in no danger of disappearing.  Therefore, students focused on success in the 21st Century job market would be wise to pursue study in these fields, setting themselves up for the greatest variety of opportunities in their lives beyond school.

Level 1 English (External)

11ENGE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Level 1 English External
Level 1 English provides a gateway for students to experience the study of written texts (novels, short stories, non-fiction, poetry, song lyrics, opinions), visual and oral texts (speeches, feature films, short films, advertisements, music videos, podcasts). These texts and genres are the foundations upon which students develop key critical thinking skills, and improve the effectiveness of their written and oral communication skills.

Students will study a written text(s), a film, and unfamiliar texts, all examined externally in the November NCEA exams. Internal assessment comprises of a speech on a topic of the student's choice, a research project linked to the studied literature topic, close viewing of a self-selected visual text e.g. music video or advertisement, and a choice of either formal or creative writing.

This is an interesting and academically rigorous course composed of both externally assessed (end of year examination) and internally assessed English Achievement Standards. Most English Standards contribute towards Level 1 Literacy.

In that standards below please note that students will have a choice between Achievement standard 1.5 (Formal Writing) and Achievement Standard 1.4 (Creative Writing). Only Achievement Standard 1.4 is noted to reflect a correct credit count for the course.


Faculties:

English



Pathway

Level 2 English (External)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2 x 1B5 exercise book


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90052 v5 English 1.4 - Produce creative writing
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90849 v3 English 1.1 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied written text(s), using supporting evidence
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90850 v4 English 1.2 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90851 v2 English 1.3 - Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90853 v2 English 1.9 - Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90856 v2 English 1.11 - Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90857 v2 English 1.6 - Construct and deliver an oral text
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 25 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

The effective communication skills attained through reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the thinking skills developed in this course are applicable in all tertiary courses, and in all fields of employment.


Level 1 English (Internal)

11ENGI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Level 1 English Internal provides a gateway for students to experience a range of literary texts from films to short stories and novels, to help develop critical thinking, and improve the effectiveness of students' written and oral communication skills. This course is composed of internal Level 1 English Achievement Standards, and the option of one externally assessed exam paper. All English Standards in this course contribute to Level 1 Literacy.

Internal assessment comprises of a speech on a topic of the student's choice, a research project linked to the studied literature topic, close viewing of a self-selected visual text e.g. music video or advertisement, and a piece of formal and creative writing.


Faculties:

English



Pathway

Level 2 English (Internal)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

1B5 exercise book
Clear file


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90052 v5 English 1.4 - Produce creative writing
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90053 v5 English 1.5 - Produce formal writing
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90850 v4 English 1.2 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90853 v2 English 1.9 - Use information literacy skills to form conclusion(s)
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90856 v2 English 1.11 - Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90857 v2 English 1.6 - Construct and deliver an oral text
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

The effective communication skills attained through reading, writing, speaking and listening, and the thinking skills developed in this course are applicable in all tertiary courses, and in all fields of employment.


English As A 2nd Language

English As A 2nd Language

English Language courses are provided as an option for those students for whom English is a second language. The courses have been developed to improve students use of functional language to help them fully access the curriculum.

Level 1 English Language

11EL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: 4436754

Level 1 English Language
This course aims to improve the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of students whose first language is not English. It includes NCEA Level 1 assessments following guidelines set down by the MoE and NZQA. English Language (EL) will help you lift the standard of your English in the hope that you will be better able to cope with your other subjects.


Faculties:

English As A 2nd Language



Pathway

Level 2 English Language

Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 27981 v3 Read and understand basic texts for practical purposes (EL)
1
I
7
U.S. 27982 v3 Read and understand basic texts on very familiar topics (EL)
1
I
8
U.S. 27988 v3 Participate in basic spoken personal exchanges (EL)
1
I
10
U.S. 27989 v3 Participate in basic everyday spoken transactions (EL)
1
I
10
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 35 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 35 credits.

JC Pathway

JC Pathway

Each year a small group of students (approx. 15) who are entering Year 11 are identified and invited to join our JC Pathway. These students would find it challenging to see success in some elements of the mainstream programme. In its place is a more personalised learning pathway which still leads to NCEA L1 and L2. Once students start on this pathway they will stay on it until they leave St John’s College, moving from 11JC to 12JC and then on to tertiary training, apprenticeship, or job opportunities at the end of Year 12.

Academic provision in school is blended with access to STAR funded courses which give students the opportunity to undertake work related learning and gain relevant experience for the workplace. This leads into a more formal work experience placement that students undertake in Year 12 via the Gateway programme.

Year 11 JC Pathway

11JCP
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Our JC pathway is an exciting opportunity for students to undertake a slightly different pathway to achieve both NCEA Level 1 & 2. This is achieved through a programme that is more personalised to learner needs.


This is an invitation only course and should only be selected by students who have been formally invited to the course. Students who undertake this course will be leaving the college at the end of Year 12 to undertake further tertiary training (trades/skills), an apprenticeship or enter the workforce.

This option cuts across 2 option choices (See below) in addition to compulsory RE and PE & Health. Students then have free choice for 1 further option. It has to be taken in conunction with 11ENGJ and 11MATJ.

Core Skills
This course provides students with the opportunity to learn valuable life and vocational skills that will benefit them in the ‘world of work’. As well as compulsory NCEA level one unit standard assessments, students will also have the opportunity to complete assessments related to different life skills, as well as their career interest areas. Students that are invited to join the two-year JC programme have been identified as those most likely to benefit from this vocational alternative to mainstream NCEA pathways.

Horticulture
This course introduces students to basic horticultural skills and the primary industry sector in NZ. Major topics include: Soil science – soil type varieties and their effect on soil properties; Plant Husbandry – plant cultivation and propagation, protection and training, maintenance of plant health; and Amenity horticulture – landscape plans and design.


Faculties:

JC Pathway



Pathway

Year 12 JC Pathway

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Horticulture - $30


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1 v5 Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually
1
I
5
U.S. 504 v8 Produce a CV (curriculum vitae)
1
I
2
U.S. 1978 v9 Describe basic employment rights and responsibilities, and sources of information and/or assistance
1
I
3
U.S. 3483 v7 Fill in a form
1
I
2
U.S. 4249 v8 Describe obligations as an employee
1
I
3
U.S. 23780 v1 Undertake general garden maintenance
1
I
5
U.S. 24709 v4 Produce a balanced budget to manage personal finances
1
I
3
U.S. 28088 v2 Demonstrate understanding of credit and debt on personal finances
1
I
3
U.S. 28089 v3 Demonstrate understanding of personal financial goal setting
1
I
3
A.S. 90157 v4 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production
1
I
4
A.S. 90918 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90920 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.4 - Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90922 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.8 - Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 43 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 43 credits.

Mathematics

Mathematics

Years 9 and 10

The Mathematics Programme utilises the Achievement Objectives set at Levels 3 to 5 of The New Zealand Curriculum, building on work already achieved at intermediate school level. Running through the course are the key competencies: thinking, using language, symbols and texts, managing self, relating to others, participating and contributing. 

Testing is done in Years 9 and 10 to identify what curriculum levels students are at, and then used to develop programmes that address learning gaps in each class.

The course develops students' Number, Measurement, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics and Probability skills.

Students will be encouraged to develop their numeracy skills by being introduced to, and engaging with a range of mathematical problems. Students will have opportunities to develop their thinking skills; understanding of language, symbols and texts; self management; ability to relate to others and participate and contribute with the issue affecting the world around them.

Senior Mathematics and Statistics (NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3)

A range of courses are available at the senior level catering for differing interests and ability levels. 

Mathematics is compulsory at Year 11, as 10 Numeracy Credits are required to reach Level 1 NCEA. We offer both an external and an internal course.

Most students will also do Mathematics in Year 12, as it is a requirement for most tertiary courses, and its concepts and skills are fundamental to many science courses. Again St John's offers both external and internal courses.

In Year 13 we offer two Mathematics courses - Statistics and Calculus.  Both require prerequisites from the Year 11 and 12 external Maths courses.


Level 1 Mathematics (External)

11MATE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Level 1 Mathematics (External) is designed for students who have successfully completed Year 9 and 10 Mathematics. Students should have a sound grasp of the Algebra covered in Year 10. There is a combination of Internally and Externally Assessed standards. 

The Internal Standards are assessed immediately after the class work is completed for that standard.
The "Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems" External Standard is assessed during school time in September: students sit an externally written 1 hour non-calculator test in class on a date set by NZQA.
The other External Standards are assessed in the NZQA administered exams at the end of the year (3 hour examination).

*Students who select this course may be placed into Level 1 Mathematics (Internal) instead at the discretion of the Head of Faculty Mathematics.


Faculties:

Mathematics



Pathway

Level 2 Mathematics (External), Level 2 Mathematics (Internal)

A solid pass in this course is required for entry to Level 2 External Mathematics. In particular good grades in Algebra and Graphing are required.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Each student is required to have a Casio fx-92AU PLUS II Scientific Calculator
Education Perfect online tuition/homework annual subscription - $25
Revision guides and fold-out notes - $25


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91026 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.1 - Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91027 v4 Mathematics and Statistics 1.2 - Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91028 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.3 - Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91032 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.7 - Apply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91037 v4 Mathematics and Statistics 1.12 - Demonstrate understanding of chance and data
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91038 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.

Level 1 Mathematics (Internal)

11MATI
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Level 1 Mathematics (Internal) is designed for students who would find it difficult to work at the speed and level of difficulty required to achieve in the Level 1 Mathematics (External) course. All 7 Achievement Standards are Internally Assessed (there is no External Exam for this course).

Each standard is assessed immediately after the class work is completed for that standard.

*Students who plan to take Level 3 Statistics or Calculus in Year 13 should not take this course.

*Students who select this course may be placed into Level 1 Mathematics (External) instead at the discretion of the Head of Faculty Mathematics.


Faculties:

Mathematics



Pathway

Level 2 Mathematics (Internal)

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Each student is required to have a Casio fx-92AU PLUS II Scientific Calculator


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91026 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.1 - Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91029 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.4 - Apply linear algebra in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91030 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.5 - Apply measurement in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91032 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.7 - Apply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91034 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.9 - Apply transformation geometry in solving problems
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
2
Y
A.S. 91036 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.11 - Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91038 v3 Mathematics and Statistics 1.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.

Music

Music

The Music Program at St. John's college is designed to encourage and develop a student's passion for music in a creative environment.  From the Year 9 option where students get a taste of what Music looks like at college through to NCEA where students create original music, perform to audiences as individuals and in groups, develop their theory knowledge and enhance their research skills. 

Students have a range of music opportunities available to them through extra-curricular groups and they are encouraged to join these as music students. Skills learnt while playing music in a group situation help increase confidence and ability.  Students will learn a variety of new skills each year, continuing on from the previous year with an increased focus on music technology and creativity present in the music industry today. 

By Year 13 music students will be able to:

Understanding music in context

Developing practical knowledge

Developing ideas

Communicating and interpreting

Level 1 Music

11MUS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Donna McHugh

This course is composed of internal and external Music Achievement Standards. Music 1.6 is the only Standard that contributes towards Level 1 Literacy. Students will pursue performance, song writing, composition, theory and research.
The entry criteria are based on a student’s Year 10 Music results and teacher recommendations. To have received formal tuition for a full year is an advantage. Formal tutition on a choosen instrument is a requirement and must continue throughout the year.
End of course assessment criteria:
• Performance is assessed at three year’s formal tuition.
• Research is assessed at Year 11 or Level 1 Literacy.
• Music writing is assessed at two years in classroom Music (Year 10 and 11).
Year 11 Music pathway:
• Provides opportunity for developing music skills including performance and writing
• Is the foundation of music education through the NCEA journey,
• Provides a deeper understanding and appreciation of music for life beyond school and into the community, and
• Prepares students for prerequisites into further and tertiary education.


Faculties:

Music



Pathway

Level 2 Music

Recommended Prior Learning

Year 10 Music or similar, and two years formal tuition on an instrument.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91090 v3 Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
6
A.S. 91091 v3 Music 1.2 - Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
A.S. 91092 v3 Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
6
A.S. 91094 v3 Music 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91095 v3 Music 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
6
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Physical Education

Physical Education

This faculty is responsible for the provision of Physical Education, Outdoor Education, our Athlete Development program and Health.  

The Physical Education Curriculum is designed to be taught in, through and about movement.  It encapsulates four strands; Personal Health and Physical Development, Movement Concepts and Motor Skills, Relationships with Other People and Healthy Communities and Environments.  Our curriculum is about enhancing the well-being of ourselves, others and society through health promotion, changing or challenging attitudes and values, using a socio-ecological perspectives and demonstrating principles of Hauora (well being).

At St John's College we endeavor to meet these curriculum goals by providing engaging innovative programs that challenge and motivate our students.

Level 1 Physical Education & Health

11PHE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jason Robinson

Students will participate in a variety of physical activities including aquatics, racquet sports and large and small ball sports and then explain the factors that influence their level of participation. Students will also be required to demonstrate interpersonal skills and explain how they affect a team.


Faculties:

Physical Education



Pathway

Level 2 Recreation

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$10 (pool entry)


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90962 v3 Physical Education 1.1 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
1
I
5
A.S. 90964 v3 Physical Education 1.3 - Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity
1
I
3
A.S. 90970 v3 Physical Education 1.9 - Demonstrate self management strategies and describe the effects on participation in physical activity
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 11 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 11 credits.

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Level 1 Sport Science

11SPS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jason Robinson

This is an academic course and incorporates elements of Sport Science and Outdoor Education. Students will learn about biophysical factors such as Functional Anatomy, Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics within the context of Basketball. Students will devise strategies for improvement in Touch Rugby and gain an understanding of motor skill learning principles. Students will gain understanding of how society influences our participation in a variety of activities. Students will demonstrate safe behaviour in a tramp, river crossing and outdoor experience in Karangahake Gorge and take action to influence others and encourage them to be more active. This course requires a good level of literacy and application of Scientific topics such as Biology and Physics.


Course Overview

Term 1
Demonstrate safe behaviour in the outdoors- Karangahake Gorge Trip
Functional Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology- Basketball

Term 2
Great Games-Meeting the needs of others
Societal Influences of physical activity

Term 3
Societal Influences of physical activity- continued
Motor Skill Learning- Touch Rugby

Faculties:

Physical Education



Pathway

Level 2 Outdoor Education, Level 2 Sport Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$280


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90963 v3 Physical Education 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90964 v3 Physical Education 1.3 - Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity
1
I
3
A.S. 90965 v3 Physical Education 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of societal influences on physical activity and the implications for self and others
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90967 v3 Physical Education 1.6 - Demonstrate strategies to improve the performance of a physical activity and describe the outcomes
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90968 v3 Physical Education 1.7 - Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90969 v3 Physical Education 1.8 - Take purposeful action to assist others to participate in physical activity
1
I
2
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Pathway Tags

Physical Education: Teaching, Fitness Industry, Sports Coaching, Sport and Recreation, Armed Forces, Police, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist Health: Nursing, Medicine, Law, Politics, Social Sciences, Education, Diversional Therapist, Psychologist, Acupuncturist, Ambulance Officer, Anaesthetist, Biomedical Engineer, Chiropractor, Clinical Coder, Community Karitane, Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Dental Technician, Dental Therapist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Dispensing Optician, Environmental Health Officer, General Practitioner, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Health Promoter, Massage Therapist, Midwife, Natural Health Therapist, Nursing Support and Care Worker, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Osteopath, Pathologist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physician, Physiotherapist


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Religious Studies

Religious Studies

NgaTaonga– Living the Treasure

Religious Education at St John's College is a subject which presents the Christian message to all students at all levels of the school, through the traditions and ceremonies of the Catholic church.

The philosophy of St John's College is based on that of the founder of the Marist Brothers, St Marcellin Champagnat. Our Marist Pillars are- Simplicity, Presence, Family Spirit, In the Way of Mary, Love of Work.





Level 1 Religious Education

11REL
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jude Bartram

Level 1 Religious Education
In the senior school our RE curriculum is assessed using Achievement Standards and contribute to NCEA Level 1 literacy. Students study a book of the Bible, how the Catholic church responds to ethical issues and significant changes in the life of the church.


Faculties:

Religious Studies



Pathway

Level 2 Religious Education

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Own Bible
$10 for NCRS Textbook license


Recommended Prior Learning

Religious Education is a compulsory subject. All students will have been taught the Understanding Curriculum in the previous year.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90816 v3 Religious Studies 1.1 - Describe the purpose of a sacred text within a religious tradition
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 90817 v3 Religious Studies 1.2 - Describe a significant development within a religious tradition
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 90818 v3 Religious Studies 1.3 - Describe the application of the key ethical principle(s) of a religious tradition to an issue
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
6
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Pathway Tags

Biblical scholar, Diplomat, Historian, Law, Medicine, Politics, Religious Life, Social Work, Teaching, Theology, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Christian Leadership, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Religious Education, Te Minita Taha Māori, Theological Studies, Primary School Teacher, Religious Studies Teacher, Charity Officer, Advice Worker, Minister, Social Worker, Journalist, Youth Worker, Administrator, Archivist, Sales Representative, Social Justice Representative, Policy Analyst, Government Researcher, Probation Officer, Negotiator, Project Manager, International Aid Adviser, Volunteer Coordinator, Trainer, Facilitator, Fundraiser, Care Worker, Lawyer, Mediator, Human Rights Adviser, Union Organiser, Professional Development Consultant, Psychologist, Counsellor, Investigation Resolution Officer, Complaints Resolution Officer, Political Party Worker, Business Analyst, Marketing Consultant, Sales Consultant


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Science

Science

Science is a way of investigating, understanding, and explaining our natural, physical world and the wider universe. It involves generating and testing ideas, gathering evidence – including by making observations, carrying out investigations and modelling, and communicating and debating with others – in order to develop scientific knowledge, understanding, and explanations. Scientific progress comes from logical, systematic work and from creative insight, built on a foundation of respect for evidence. Different cultures and periods of history have contributed to the development of science.

Level 1 Agricultural and Horticultural Science

11HOR
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Jeremy Gee

This course introduces students to basic horticultural skills, the agribusiness sector in NZ and the science that supports it. Major topics include: Soil science – Soil types and their effect on soil properties, soil management practices; Plant Husbandry – plant cultivation and propagation, protection and training, maintenance of plant health; Distribution of Primary Production in NZ – physical, climatic and market factors that influence agribusiness in NZ; Environmental impact - understanding the effects both positive and negative that Primary production can have on the environment in NZ; and Amenity horticulture – landscape plans and design.


Pathway

Level 2 Horticulture

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 1 v5 Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually
1
I
5
A.S. 90157 v4 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production
1
I
4
A.S. 90160 v5 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of the impact on the environment of primary production management practices
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90918 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90920 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.4 - Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 90922 v2 Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.8 - Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Level 1 Science (External)

11SCIE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Adele Horrack

Whilst a Science option is not compulsory in Year 11 students are strongly encouraged to consider is as one of their options due to the opportunities it opens in terms of Level 2/3 courses in addition to future careers. It is a subject that gives breadth to their curriculum.

Science is an essential subject for many careers such as engineering, dentistry, veterinary science, medical professions, health and physical education careers, horticulture, farming, teaching and the food industry. As well as gaining scientific knowledge and understanding, there is a strong practical component in all Science subjects which appeals to many students. Any students who are wanting to take Biology, Chemistry or Physics at Level 2 must take this course.


Pathway

Level 2 Biology, Level 2 Chemistry, Level 2 Physics, Level 2 Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$20 SciPad Workbook
$5 Internal Assessment Resources
1B5 Exercise book
Highlighter
Calculator


Recommended Prior Learning

Achieved at least half of all Year 10 Science tests and an Achieved grade or better in the Year 10 Science exam, or HOF approval.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3 Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90940 v3 Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90944 v4 Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
1
E
4
A.S. 90948 v3 Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Level 1 Science (Internal)

11SCII
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Samantha Fairweather

Whilst a Science option is not compulsory in Year 11 students are strongly encouraged to consider it as one of their options, due to the opportunities it opens in terms of Level 2 and Level 3 courses. It is a subject that gives breadth to their curriculum. An essential subject for many careers in technical areas such as Electrician, Laboratory Technician, and many other areas of trade employment. As well as gaining scientific knowledge and understanding, there is emphasis in this course on preparing a student for tertiary study at a polytechnic. This is an internally assessed achievement standard course, which provides students with a range of opportunities within the different branches of science.


Pathway

Level 2 Science

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B5 or 2B8
Highlighter
pens


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90925 v3 Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90930 v3 Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90941 v3 Science 1.2 - Investigate implications of electricity and magnetism for everyday life
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90950 v3 Science 1.11 - Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
4
A.S. 90955 v3 Science 1.16 - Investigate an astronomical or Earth science event
Assessments:
Term: null, Week: null
1
I
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Level 1 Electronics

11ELE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mike Li

The Year 11 Electronics course provides a pathway of higher level learning related to Electronics and Electricity. It also caters to the interests of building electronic circuits and programming an integrated circuit. The course offers four Unit Standards and one Achievement Standard, which combine both theoretical and practical learning targets. The wide range of learning targets allow the students to develop an understanding of the basic electrical principles and concepts used in Electronics and will involve a large amount of prototyping on breadboard and soldering. Other topics covered include a knowledge of the various components used and the interaction between components in several electronic projects. Students who are equipped with a strong work ethic and keen to learn hands-on skills will enjoy the practical projects which reinforce the theory in Physics. The topics covered will prepare the students for Electronics in Years 12 and enhance their learning in related subjects.


Course Overview

Term 1
US5911, US15849, US18242

Term 2
US18242 continued, US18240

Term 3
AS91881

Term 4
AS91881 continued

Recommended Prior Learning

Electricity and Magnetism of Year 10 Science


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 5911 v5 Explain basic magnetism and electromagnetism as applied to the electrotechnology industry
1
I
1
U.S. 15849 v6 Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work
2
I
2
U.S. 18240 v7 Demonstrate knowledge of basic electronic components
2
I
5
U.S. 18242 v7 Construct a simple printed circuit
2
I
3
A.S. 91881 v1 Digital Technologies 1.5 - Develop an electronics outcome
1
I
6
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 17 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.

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Social Sciences

Social Sciences

The Social Sciences prepare you for the world! – in all its aspects. You will get the most out of our wonderful world if you understand its diversity, its development, its issues and its humanity.

The Social Sciences provide students with a wide range of opportunities to broaden their experiences and skills to enable them to be engaged and socially aware members of society. In Year 9 and Year 10 all students study Social Studies. At year 10 students may take year 10 Business studies as an option.

The Senior Social Sciences split into Accounting, Economics, Geography and History. These subjects are available in all three levels of NCEA. Level 3 Tourism is available for year 13 students.

Level 1 Accounting

11ACC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Kevin Frewen

Accounting gives students the tools to make real life financial decisions in a constantly changing and uncertain world. It is the process of preparing and communicating financial information to a wide range of users. Accounting enhances financial literacy and helps individuals and organisations to be accountable to stakeholders for their actions. In addition to being a core prerequisite for almost every commerce degree in Australasia, accounting skills are important in all industries and highly valued in university graduates. 
Level 1 promotes knowledge and understanding of accounting as a financial language by developing key competencies across a range of financial contexts for individuals, community organisations and businesses. Using practical situations, students will study the:

  • Application of accounting concepts
  • Processing of financial information
  • Preparation and interpretation of financial statements
  • Preparation of financial information for community organisations
  • Making a financial decision  


Faculties:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 2 Accounting

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 for Student workbooks.
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.


Recommended Prior Learning

Results from Year 10 will used to assess capability for external assessment


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90976 v3 Accounting 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting concepts for small entities
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 90977 v3 Accounting 1.2 - Process financial transactions for a small entity
1
I
5
A.S. 90978 v3 Accounting 1.3 - Prepare financial statements for sole proprietors
1
E
5
A.S. 90979 v3 Accounting 1.4 - Prepare financial information for a community organisation's annual general meeting
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 90980 v3 Accounting 1.5 - Interpret accounting information for sole proprietors
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

Construction and infrastructure, Manufacturing and technology, The Primary Industries, The Service Industries, Social and Community services, Accountant, Actuarial Science, Computer Analyst or programmer, Economist, Engineering Analyst, Information Scientist, Marketing Research Analyst, Mathematician, Meteorologist, Numerical Analyst, Operations Research, Statistician, Systems Analyst, Teacher, Office Manager, Accounts Officer, Banking, Insurance, Business Consultant, Mortgage Broker, Retail Buyer, Auditor, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Currency Dealer, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Property Manager, Real Estate, Valuer, Business Owner, Business Manager, Advisor, Consultant, Policy Analysis, Business Journalist, Engineering.


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Level 1 Economics

11ECO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Shaun Healy

Economics is a social science involving the study of people and their activities relating to production, consumption and exchange. It covers the behaviour of individuals, their work decisions of what to produce, where to locate and how to market, and the activities of government. The subject also explores major economic issues such as employment, inflation, budget deficits, trade, economic growth and government policies. Economics develops analytical and critical thinking skills, and as students progress to more advanced levels at St John's College, they will have the opportunity to specialise in varied areas such as financial markets, game theory, labour and environmental economics.

NCEA Level One is an introduction to Economics where students will begin to gain an understanding of the complexities of the New Zealand Economy and the decisions consumers, producers and societies make with the means of production.
The course is a full year general introduction to Economic Ideas.
1. Business and Producers in the Economy
2. Consumers in the Economy
3. The Working of the Market


Faculties:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 2 Economics

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$45 for the workbook and a personal subscription to the Elearn Website.
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.


Recommended Prior Learning

Results from Year 10 will used to assess capability for external assessment


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90983 v3 Economics 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of consumer choices, using scarcity and/or demand
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 90984 v3 Economics 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of decisions a producer makes about production
1
I
5
Y
A.S. 90985 v3 Economics 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of producer choices using supply
1
E
3
Y
A.S. 90986 v3 Economics 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how consumer, producer and/or government choices affect society, using market equilibrium
1
E
5
Y
A.S. 90988 v3 Economics 1.6 - Demonstrate understanding of the interdependence of sectors of the New Zealand economy
1
I
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.

Pathway Tags

Office Manager, Accounts Officer, Banking, Insurance, Business Consultant, Mortgage Broker, Retail Buyer, Accountant, Auditor, Finance Manager, Financial Adviser, Currency Dealer, Economist, Statistician, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Property Manager, Real Estate, Valuer, Business Owner, Business Manager, Advisor, Consultant, Policy Analysis, Business Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor


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Level 1 Geography

11GEO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Annelise Newman

Geography is the study of the environment around us.  We look at aspects of physical, human and environmental geography, developing an understanding of the interactions that occur between the cultural and natural environment. 

We will be learning about:

  • How New Zealand is on a plate boundary, and what that means for us as New Zealanders, looking specifically at the Christchurch earthquake.
  • We will be learning how to use GIS (Geographic Information Systems -  Google Earth and ARCGIS software), an integral part of geography in today’s technological world, applying our learnt knowledge of plate tectonics in a real world scenario.
  • Understanding processes in the real world, as the use of plastic and the impact of single use plastics in the world has become a global issue at Level 1 you will be will be conducting fieldwork in the Coromandel looking at the impact of plastics and tourism on Cathedral Cove and Hot Water beach, possibly an overnight trip. Is the global plastic issue being felt on New Zealand’s beaches?
  • You will be looking at the global and local issues of plastics in our oceans and how it is affecting our fisheries, and therefore our health.

Faculties:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 2 Geography

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$50 for Workbook and course materials.
2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.
Pencils, protractor, Colouring pencils.
There will be costs involved with the fieldtrip to Cathedral Cove.


Recommended Prior Learning

Results from Year 10 will used to assess capability for external assessment


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91007 v3 Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91010 v2 Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91011 v3 Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
1
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91012 v3 Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91013 v2 Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91014 v2 Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 13 credits.

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Geospatial Specialist, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Town Planner, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work, Possible future careers: Urban/Environmental/Regional/Town Planner, Construction and Infrastructure.


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Level 1 History

11HIS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sean Cullen-Wright

The course is designed for students wanting to go to university and will be useful in whichever subjects at university students may be interested in. It develops students’ skills in interpreting a variety of sources and literacy skills such as report and essay writing, which are key components of any tertiary course. You will learn how to undertake a research investigation, communicate information in a variety of ways and the causes and consequences of events. You will also learn how to use a wide range of sources and how to view an event from different perspectives.

These skills can be used in other subjects as well and are therefore extremely useful. The topics studied look at some of the major events of the 20th century. They include New Zealand identity, New Zealand in the 20th century, and research assignments on a battle from World War Two and the 1981 Springbok Tour.
This subject is useful for boys looking to go to university in any capacity and those with career interests in education, policing, advertising marketing, publicity, libraries/archive, publishing, law, journalism, broadcasting and all areas of research.


Faculties:

Social Sciences



Pathway

Level 2 History

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B8 exercise book, Blue or Black pens, Ruler, Highlighters, Refill, Clearfile.


Recommended Prior Learning

Results from Year 10 will used to assess capability for external assessment.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91001 v3 History 1.1 - Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91002 v3 History 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91003 v3 History 1.3 - Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
1
E
4
Y
A.S. 91004 v3 History 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91005 v3 History 1.5 - Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event
1
E
4
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 8 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Pathway Tags

Urban/Regional Planner, Immigration Officer, Intelligence Officer, Construction and Infrastructure, Geospatial Specialist, Survey Technician, Surveyor, Secondary School Teacher, Tertiary Lecturer, Geologist, Meteorologist, Travel Agent/Adviser, Historian, Retail Manager, Actor, Art Director (Film/Television/Stage), Artistic Director, Translator, Archivist, Conservator, Curator, Librarian, Library Assistant, Author, Journalist, Elected Government Representative, Policy Analyst, Barrister, Judge, Legal Executive, Solicitor, Records Adviser, Retail and Personal Services, Town Planner, Teaching, Demographer, Tourist Operator, Tourism Industry, Archaeologist, Anthropologist, Resource Management, Diplomat, Sociologist, Film maker, Lawyer, Social Work.


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Spanish

Spanish

Why should you learn Spanish?


The acquisition of a second language has been proven to not only aid your cognitive skills, but also to improve the language you learn as an infant. Equally, the earlier you learn a language, the easier it is to retain it for life. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world, offering huge scope for work and travel in the future. It is also very closely related to Italian and French, which allows for future linguistic learning opportunities. 



The course


Spanish runs from Year 9 through to Year 13 at St. John's College. Year 9's will complete a six-month compulsory programme, learning the basics such as how to introduce themselves, say their age and birthday, where they are from and some classroom vocabulary. Prior knowledge is not required, although many are surprised at how much they remember from certain TV programmes they watched when younger!


Content is delivered via various forms of media, such as books, computer software, videos, films and songs. Music is hugely beneficial to retention of the language. Games are important as well, providing opportunities to revise previous content in a fun and engaging way while also offering the chance of competing against others at the same time, which is always popular! 


The basic skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening to Spanish are developed from Year 9 level all the way through to Year 13. NCEA internal exams consist of written work and a short speech; the externals are a Listening and Reading exam in the summer. 


Above all, the emphasis is upon learning the language gently over time and at the students' pace.  The fact that we have fun doing so is always an added bonus! 



Level 1 Spanish

11SPA
Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

Year 11 Spanish focuses very much on the language skills needed to survive and thrive in a Spanish-speaking culture. Students will learn to communicate their own personal responses and have the opportunity to accumulate vocabulary on topics of most interest to them. Students will learn and use language of most immediate relevance to them, such as their daily routines, family, past events and future plans, how they spend their free time, eating out and making purchases.

The credits on offer are well-balanced between internal and external standards and across the four main language disciplines of reading, writing, speaking and listening; in Year 11 we also incorporate the skills of viewing and performing.

Learning a language has many benefits, including improved communication skills, travel opportunities, employment prospects and the ability to enjoy a whole new world of information and entertainment through books, movies, songs and websites.

Year 11 Spanish can lead all the way through to Year 13 where it is a University approved subject.


Faculties:

Spanish



Pathway

Level 2 Spanish

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$30 subscription to Education Perfect (Spanish)

1 1952013 OfficeMax Pink Text Highlighter
Chisel Tip
1 1951998 OfficeMax Green Text Highlighter
Chisel Tip
1 2204320 Warwick 1B5 Exercise Book 7mm
Ruled 40 Leaves
1 2339412 OfficeMax A4 Display Book 20
Pocket Yellow


Recommended Prior Learning

For native speakers - none. Native speakers of Spanish may enter Year 11 Spanish WITHOUT having taken Year 9 or Year 10 Spanish. Admission to Year 11 Spanish for these students will be done at the discretion of Miss Priestley and the Year 10 Dean.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90908 v2 Spanish 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on areas of most immediate relevance
1
E
5
A.S. 90909 v2 Spanish 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a personal response
1
I
4
A.S. 90911 v2 Spanish 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Spanish texts on areas of most immediate relevance
1
E
5
A.S. 90912 v2 Spanish 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Spanish on areas of most immediate relevance
1
I
5
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 10 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 9 credits.

Pathway Tags

Interpreter Translator Teacher


Te Reo Māori

Te Reo Māori

Why should you learn Te Reo Māori?

There are numerous amounts of research and evidence out there to say that learning another language other than your native language will be beneficial for your cognitive (how you process information) understanding. Te Reo Māori is also one of two official languages of New Zealand and provides a uniqueness that identifies us from the world.


Course Progression

Te Reo Māori is available for every student at every level of the school. Year 9 students will begin with a compulsory programme for two terms where they will learn how St John's College implements Te Ao Māori into our school life and how we sustain it to and beyond Year 13.

Year 10 will add on from Year 9 learning and begin to look at NCEA Level 1 Māori and what to expect when entering Year 11. Year 11 will see the beginning of Level 1 Te Reo Māori then from there you will advance onto Year 12 Level 2 Te Reo Māori. Finally, the third and final stage of your journey here at St John's College will be to complete Year 13 Level 3 Te Reo Māori. 

At this stage you will be at the beginning of your journey in learning Te Reo Māori. There are numerous other options and opportunities for you to continue learning Te Reo Māori. Job opportunities that Te Reo Māori can open up are increasing by the day. Kia Kaha Te Reo Māori!!

Level 1 Te Reo Māori

11MAO
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Dwayne Hudson

After students have successfully completed Te Reo Māori at Year 10, students would have developed a strong foundation to study Te Reo Māori at NCEA level 1. This course allows students to further develop their understanding of Te Reo Māori through contexts which students are familiar with. Students will be assessed throughout the year which will enhance the students listening, reading, writing and speaking skills in Te Reo Māori

You will have an option of choosing your own pathway of study in this subject. In discussion with the teacher, you will both agree on a pathway that will best suit you at the start of the year. You do not have to attempt all 30 credits on offer in this subject.

Although Year 10 Māori would be an advantage to you in selecting this course, you may be able to enter at the discretion of the TIC of Te Reo Māori.



Faculties:

Te Reo Māori



Pathway

Level 2 Te Reo Māori

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

2B8
Refill
Clear file folder
$10 - Trip to King's Coronation
$15 - Māori to Go - Book 2


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91085 v3 Te Reo Māori 1.1 - Whakarongo kia mohio ki te reo o tona ao
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 91086 v3 Te Reo Māori 1.2 - Korero kia whakamahi i te reo o tona ao
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 91087 v2 Te Reo Māori 1.3 - Panui kia mohio ki te reo o tona ao
1
E
6
Y
A.S. 91088 v2 Te Reo Māori 1.4 - Tuhi i te reo o tona ao
1
E
6
Y
A.S. 91089 v3 Te Reo Māori 1.5 - Waihanga tuhinga i te reo o tona ao
1
I
6
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Technology

Technology

Technology Learning Area

Technology Education

Technology Education is offered in four areas at St Johns College: Materials Technology, Food Technology, Digital Technology and Design and Visual Communication.

While the subject content varies between Technology areas, the practice used is very much the same with a focus on producing quality outcomes that are derived from issues that are of interest to our students.  

While our major focus is around skill development and producing quality outcomes, students are also taught to self-manage, solve problems and work with others.

Students have the opportunity to visit local industry and work with Industry mentors.  They will identify and work with stakeholder and community groups from outside our school environment.  They will also have the opportunity have contact with, visit and participate in activities with local tertiary providers.

While participating in senior Technology classes, students will be exposed to and have the opportunity to gain knowledge about a range of career pathways available to them.


Level 1 Building & Construction

11BAC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Doug Lang

This is an internally assessed practical based workshop course using Building, Construction and Allied Trades Unit Standards. Students will work through a number of set standards and practical projects to gain NCEA level 1
There are no exams associated with this subject.


Faculties:

Technology



Pathway

Level 2 Building & Construction

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 per term


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 24352 v3 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of safe working practices and use PPE during the construction of a BCATS project
1
I
2
U.S. 24355 v3 Demonstrate knowledge of construction and manufacturing materials used in BCATS projects
1
I
4
U.S. 24356 v3 Apply elementary procedures and processes for a BCATS project
1
I
8
U.S. 25919 v3 Use hardware and fastenings for a BCATS project
1
I
2
U.S. 25920 v3 Use joints for a BCATS project
1
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

Pathway Tags

Architect, Architectural Technician, Boat Builder, Bricklayer, Building Contractor, Building Inspector, Building Insulator, Cabinet Maker, Caretaker, Carpenter, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering, Technician/Draughtsperson, Concrete Worker, Construction Manager, Crane Operator, Diver, Driller, Earthmoving Machine Operator, Electrician, Energy Auditor, Environmental Engineer, Fabrication, Engineer, Floor and Wall Tiler, Floor Covering Installer, Fork-Lift Operator, General Labourer, Glazier, Interior Designer, Joiner, Landscape Architect, Landscape Gardener, Lift Technician, Line Mechanic, Locksmith, Metal Worker, Mine/Quarry Manager, Miner/Quarry Worker, Mining Engineer, Naval Architect/Boat Designer, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Plumber, Gasfitter, and Drainlayer, Project Manager, Property Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Railway Shunter, Roading Construction Worker, Roadmarker, Roofer, Rubbish/Recycling Collector, Scaffolder, Stonemason, Surveyor, Technician, Water/Waste Water Treatment Operator


Level 1 Digital Technologies

11DIG
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Sharron Gray

The focus for digital technology is on Programming. The focus being to build on those key competencies learned in year 9 and 10. Through programming students will develop problem solving skills, self management skills through project management, relating to others when creating an outcome for a given issue.

Students will develop a computer game writing code to ensure the game functions as intended. They will use software to create graphic elements for inclusion in their game.

Note a change to this course as digital media will not be available, the focus is on programming


Course Overview

Term 1
Term 1 students work on developing a proposal for what it is they would like to create. They will identify an opportunity or interest on which they wish to focus on. Students then further develop the outcome by producing design concepts from which they construct a final outcome.

Term 2
Term 2 is spent finalising design concepts and constructing a working outcome either a computer game. This is also the time when project management becomes a key tool, students will learn how to use agile methods of project management to ensure that the final outcome is produced on time and is fit for purpose.

Term 3
Term 3 is spent testing and exporting the final outcome. Once the project is completed students move onto preparing for the digital external exam looking at the human-computer interface.

Term 4
Week 1 is the external exam for digital technology.

Faculties:

Technology


Detailed Course Outline
Pathway

Level 2 Digital Technologies

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 for software licenses, this will give students a license for Gamemaker and Adobe CC that they can access both at school and at home.


Recommended Prior Learning

Successful completion of year 10 Digital or by negotiation with Teacher in Charge.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91877 v1 Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91878 v1 Digital Technologies 1.2 - Develop a design for a digital outcome
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
3
Y
A.S. 91883 v1 Digital Technologies 1.7 - Develop a computer program
1
I
4
A.S. 91884 v1 Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
I
6
Y
A.S. 91886 v1 Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
Assessments:
Term: , Week:
1
E
3
Y
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 3 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.

Pathway Tags

Accountant, Accounts Officer, Advertising, Auditor, Biomedical Engineer, Business Analyst, Computer Support Technician, Contact Centre Worker, Data Entry Operator/Transcriptionist, Database/Systems Administrator, Electronics Engineer, Energy Auditor, Financial Adviser, Financial Dealer, Game Developer, Helpdesk/Support Technician, Information Technology Architect, Information and Communication Technology Manager, Loss Adjuster, Management Consultant, Manager Marketing, Mortgage Broker, Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Procurement Manager, Production Manager, Programmer, Real Estate Agent, Sales and Marketing, Software Architect, Systems Administrator, Telecommunications Engineer, Tertiary Lecturer, Test Analyst, Web Designer, Web Developer, Website Administrator, Energy


Level 1 Hospitality

11HOS
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Linda Myburgh

This course uses Hospitality Standards Institute Unit Standard resources.
Students will:
Gain food preparation skills and knowledge of food service in the Hospitality industry.
Learn to practice a high standard of food safety and hygiene.
Gain an understanding of methods of cookery in the industry.


Faculties:

Technology


Detailed Course Outline
Pathway

Level 2 Hospitality

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$150


Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have completed Year 10 Food Technology or been in consultation with the head of faculty to be accepted into this course.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 15900 v5 Prepare and present meat in the hospitality industry
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 5
1
I
4
U.S. 15901 v5 Prepare and present fruit and vegetables in the hospitality industry
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 9
1
I
3
U.S. 15919 v5 Prepare and present hot finger food in the hospitality industry
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 7
1
I
2
U.S. 15920 v5 Prepare and present sauce and soup in the hospitality industry
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 2
1
I
2
U.S. 15921 v5 Prepare and cook a cake, a sponge and a batch of scones in the hospitality industry
Assessments:
Term: 2, Week: 7
1
I
3
U.S. 19770 v4 Prepare and present egg and cheese dishes in the hospitality industry
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 8
1
I
3
U.S. 21058 v5 Identify career pathways in the hospitality industry
Assessments:
Term: 3, Week: 2
1
I
2
U.S. 21059 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of knife care, use, storage, and carrying for the hospitality industry
Assessments:
Term: 1, Week: 2
1
I
2
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 21 credits.

Pathway Tags

Chef, Baker, Bar Manager, Bartender, Front of House, Caterer, Cafe Manager, Tourism, Hotel/Motel Receptionist, Barista, Accommodation Manager, Catering Manager, Event Manager, Hotel Manager, Restaurant Manager, Chef, Waitress, Waiter, Tour Guide, Retail Manager, Receptionist, Cafe Worker, Kitchenhand, Dietitian, Nutritionist, Food Technology, Food Science, New product design, Food Engineering, Public health, Quality Assurance, Food Critic, Food Stylist, Cake Decorator, Product Promotion, Hospitality, Bar Tender, Housekeeper, Hotel/ Motel Receptionist, Food marketing, Barista., Nutritioni


Level 1 Materials Technology

11TEC
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Steve Andrew

The aim of this course is for students to develop an understanding of Technology through a creative process that will equip them to participate in society as informed citizens. To do this we promote the use of both intellectual and practical skills to research and produce practical outcomes to address everyday problems.

During the year students will work within the context of personal security. Students will identify an issue that is relevant to them and by following the practice of Technologisis will design and develop a security devise that assist to solve their identified problem.  


Faculties:

Technology



Pathway

Level 2 Materials Technology

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

$25 per term to cover materials.
Stationary List. A3 20 page clearfolder - 30 pages, A3 unlined refill pad, 1 Artline 200 black ink pen, coloured pencils.


Recommended Prior Learning

Completion of a year 10 Materials Technology course would be an advantage.


Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91044 v3 Generic Technology 1.1 - Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity
1
I
4
Y
A.S. 91046 v3 Generic Technology 1.3 - Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief
1
I
6
A.S. 91047 v4 Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief
1
I
6
A.S. 91057 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.20 - Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
1
I
6
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 22 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 22 credits.

Pathway Tags

A wide selection of trade based careers, Diploma and Degree qualifications in most areas. Technology is on the list of prefered subjects for University entrance.