St John's College (Hillcrest)
Curriculum Guide

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.

 

ArtSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11ART - Level 1 Art

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.

Teacher in Charge: Ms F. Greenwood

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $45 Pencils 2B-6B, Easer.

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90916 v3Visual Arts 1.4 - Produce a body of work informed by established practice, which develops ideas, using a range of media
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 12 Creative Industries credits
E
12
A.S. 90915 v2Visual Arts 1.3 - Use drawing conventions to develop work in more than one field of practice
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 90914 v3Visual Arts 1.2 - Use drawing methods and skills for recording information using wet and dry media
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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, team work and cooperation. Drama at St John’s is a combination of appreciation, writing, analysing and technical and stagecraft experience. 


DramaSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11DRA - Level 1 Drama

This 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.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Johansson-Hale

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $50 to go towards attending shows during the year for assessment purpose.
An A4 Visual Diary

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90999 v4Drama 1.4 - Use features of a drama/theatre form in a performance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90997 v2Drama 1.2 - Devise and perform a drama
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
A.S. 90011 v7Drama 1.7 - Demonstrate understanding of the use of drama aspects within live performance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 90006 v6Drama 1.1 - Apply drama techniques in a dramatic context
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

English


Kia ora koutou! Welcome to the English and Languages Faculty page

The subjects within the faculty have roots in the humanities: the languages of English, Te Reo Māori, and Spanish, and the fields of literature, drama, and media studies.  These subjects ask our student 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 become:

The importance of literature and language has never been greater in an ever-changing world saturated by media, influenced by global politics, and impacted by rapid technological change.  The humanities provide an outlet for students to seek connection by interpreting the world around them through cross-cultural and language based understandings.

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.

EnglishSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11ENGE - Level 1 English (External)

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.

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Hutchinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $30 Pop Up Globe; $10 Poetry in Action
1 x 30 page clear file
1 x 2B8 hardcover exercise book

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90857 v2English 1.6 - Construct and deliver an oral text
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90856 v2English 1.11 - Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90851 v2English 1.3 - Show understanding of significant aspects of unfamiliar written text(s) through close reading, using supporting evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 90850 v4English 1.2 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 90053 v5English 1.5 - Produce formal writing
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90052 v5English 1.4 - Produce creative writing
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

EnglishSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11ENGI - Level 1 English (Internal)

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 one externally assessed exam paper. All English Standards in this course contribute to Level 1 Literacy.

Students are encouraged to attempt at least one external exam paper in this course (1.2 Visual Text).

Teacher in Charge: Ms R. Hutchinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: 2B hardcover exercise book
Clear file
Pens and highlighters

If students would like the opportunity to attend a Pop Up Globe Shakespeare performance this will cost $30. Poetry in Action costs $10 per student and is a fantastic learning opportunity.

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90857 v2English 1.6 - Construct and deliver an oral text
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90856 v2English 1.11 - Show understanding of visual and/or oral text(s) through close viewing and/or listening, using supporting evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90854 v2English 1.10 - Form personal responses to independently read texts, supported by evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90850 v4English 1.2 - Show understanding of specified aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), using supporting evidence
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 90053 v5English 1.5 - Produce formal writing
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90052 v5English 1.4 - Produce creative writing
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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.

English As A 2nd LanguageSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11EL - Level 1 English Language

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.

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Stark

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 27989 v3Participate in basic everyday spoken transactions (EL)
I
10
U.S. 27988 v3Participate in basic spoken personal exchanges (EL)
I
10
U.S. 27982 v3Read and understand basic texts on very familiar topics (EL)
I
8
U.S. 27981 v3Read and understand basic texts for practical purposes (EL)
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 7 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 7 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 7 Primary Industries credits
  • 7 Services Industries credits
  • 7 Social & Community Services credits
  • 7 Creative Industries credits
I
7
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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.

JC PathwaySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11JCP - Year 11 JC Pathway

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.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: Horticulture - $30

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90922 v2Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.8 - Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
I
3
A.S. 90920 v2Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.4 - Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90918 v2Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90157 v4Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
U.S. 28089 v3Demonstrate understanding of personal financial goal setting
I
3
U.S. 28088 v2Demonstrate understanding of credit and debt on personal finances
I
3
U.S. 24709 v4Produce a balanced budget to manage personal finances
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 23780 v1Undertake general garden maintenance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
I
5
U.S. 4249 v8Describe obligations as an employee
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 3483 v7Fill in a form
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 1978 v9Describe basic employment rights and responsibilities, and sources of information and/or assistance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
U.S. 504 v8Produce a CV (curriculum vitae)
I
2
U.S. 1 v5Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
I
5
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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 Saint 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.


MathematicsSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11MATE - Level 1 Mathematics (External)

Level 1 Mathematics
The course builds on work learned in Years 9 and 10. The prescription is based on the Ministry of Education's 'Mathematics in the New Zealand Curriculum’ document Level 6. Mathematical process skills are learned and assessed within the context of each topic. We aim to develop in students the skills, concepts, understandings, and attitudes, which will enable them to think and reason logically.

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Plant

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25 is charged for revision guides and fold-out notes.

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91038 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91037 v4Mathematics and Statistics 1.12 - Demonstrate understanding of chance and data
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91032 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.7 - Apply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91028 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.3 - Investigate relationships between tables, equations and graphs
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91027 v4Mathematics and Statistics 1.2 - Apply algebraic procedures in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91026 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.1 - Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

MathematicsSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11MATI - Level 1 Mathematics (Internal)

This course consists of 7 internally assessed Achievement Standards and is designed for students who would find it difficult to work at the speed and level of difficulty required to achieve in the externally assessed Achievement Standards course. Each standard is assessed immediately after the class work is completed for that standard.
*Students who plan to take Level 3 Statistics and Calculus in Year 13 should not take this course.

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. Plant

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91038 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.13 - Investigate a situation involving elements of chance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91036 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.11 - Investigate bivariate numerical data using the statistical enquiry cycle
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
Y
A.S. 91034 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.9 - Apply transformation geometry in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
  • 2 Services Industries credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
Y
A.S. 91032 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.7 - Apply right-angled triangles in solving measurement problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91030 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.5 - Apply measurement in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91029 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.4 - Apply linear algebra in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91026 v3Mathematics and Statistics 1.1 - Apply numeric reasoning in solving problems
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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

MusicSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11MUS - Level 1 Music

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.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. McHugh

Recommended Prior Learning:

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


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91095 v3Music 1.6 - Demonstrate knowledge of two music works from contrasting contexts
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
A.S. 91094 v3Music 1.5 - Demonstrate knowledge of conventions used in music scores
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91092 v3Music 1.3 - Compose two original pieces of music
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 91091 v3Music 1.2 - Demonstrate ensemble skills through performing a piece of music as a member of a group
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 91090 v3Music 1.1 - Perform two pieces of music as a featured soloist
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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.

Physical EducationSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11PHE - Level 1 Physical Education & Health

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.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Robinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $10 (pool entry)

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90970 v3Physical Education 1.9 - Demonstrate self management strategies and describe the effects on participation in physical activity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90966 v3Physical Education 1.5 - Demonstrate interpersonal skills in a group and explain how these skills impact on others
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90964 v3Physical Education 1.3 - Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
A.S. 90962 v3Physical Education 1.1 - Participate actively in a variety of physical activities and explain factors that influence own participation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Social & Community Services credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Physical EducationSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11SPS - Level 1 Sport Science

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.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Robinson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $280

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90969 v3Physical Education 1.8 - Take purposeful action to assist others to participate in physical activity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
  • 2 Social & Community Services credits
  • 2 Creative Industries credits
I
2
A.S. 90968 v3Physical Education 1.7 - Demonstrate, and show understanding of, responsible behaviour for safety during outdoor education activities
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90967 v3Physical Education 1.6 - Demonstrate strategies to improve the performance of a physical activity and describe the outcomes
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90965 v3Physical Education 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of societal influences on physical activity and the implications for self and others
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90964 v3Physical Education 1.3 - Demonstrate quality movement in the performance of a physical activity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
A.S. 90963 v3Physical Education 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of the function of the body as it relates to the performance of physical activity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Social & Community Services credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Religious Studies


NgaTaonga– Living the Treasure

Religious Education at Saint 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 Saint John's College is based on that of the Founder of the Marist Brothers, Saint Marcellin Champagnat. The elements of Marist spirituality present in our college is:

God’s Presence and Love
Trust in God
Love of Jesus and His Gospel
In the Way of Mary
Family Spirit
A Spirituality of Simplicity




Religious StudiesSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11REL - Level 1 Religious Education

Level 1 Religious Education
The focus of the Understanding Faith Curriculum in Year 11 challenges. Saint John's College is the ideal place to encounter Te Atua (God) who in Hehu Karaiti (Jesus) reveals his transforming love and truth. In embracing and supporting students in their encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ, the topics covered during the academic year of study will include, the Trinity, Conscience, Morality and Values, Understanding the Gospel Story, the Reformation, Ecumenism and aspects of Catholic Identity.

Teacher in Charge: Ms J. Bartram

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.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90818 v3Religious Studies 1.3 - Describe the application of the key ethical principle(s) of a religious tradition to an issue
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
A.S. 90817 v3Religious Studies 1.2 - Describe a significant development within a religious tradition
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
A.S. 90816 v3Religious Studies 1.1 - Describe the purpose of a sacred text within a religious tradition
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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.

ScienceSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11HOR - Level 1 Agriculture and Horticulture

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; and Amenity horticulture – landscape plans and design.

Teacher in Charge: Mr J. Gee

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $40. Includes $20 towards seed cost in which all produce grown by students is theirs to take home. Also $20 towards a field trip to the Hamilton Gardens for our Landscaping Assessment.

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90922 v2Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.8 - Design a landscape plan that reflects user requirements
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
I
3
A.S. 90920 v2Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.4 - Demonstrate knowledge of the geographic distribution of agricultural and horticultural primary production in New Zealand
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90919 v3Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.3 - Demonstrate knowledge of soil management practices
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 90918 v2Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.1 - Carry out a practical agricultural or horticultural investigation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90157 v4Agricultural and Horticultural Science 1.2 - Demonstrate practical skills used in agricultural or horticultural production
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
U.S. 1 v5Prepare and sow outdoor seedbeds manually
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
I
5
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

ScienceSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11SCIE - Level 1 Science (External)

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.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Horrack

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.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90948 v3Science 1.9 - Demonstrate understanding of biological ideas relating to genetic variation
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 90944 v4Science 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of acids and bases
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
A.S. 90940 v3Science 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of aspects of mechanics
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 90930 v3Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90925 v3Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

ScienceSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11SCII - Level 1 Science (Internal)

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, Plumber 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.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Fairweather

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: 2B5 or 2B8
Highlighter
pens

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90952 v3Science 1.13 - Demonstrate understanding of the formation of surface features in New Zealand
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90950 v3Science 1.11 - Investigate biological ideas relating to interactions between humans and micro-organisms
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 90941 v3Science 1.2 - Investigate implications of electricity and magnetism for everyday life
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90930 v3Chemistry 1.1 - Carry out a practical chemistry investigation, with direction
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90925 v3Biology 1.1 - Carry out a practical investigation in a biological context, with direction
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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.

Social SciencesSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11ACC - Level 1 Accounting

What will I Study?
1. The Conceptual Basis of Accounting
2. Processing Accounting Information
3. Accounting Reports for Sole Proprietors and Community Organisations
4. Decision Making – Analyse and Interpret Financial Information

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Frewen

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


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90980 v3Accounting 1.5 - Interpret accounting information for sole proprietors
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 90979 v3Accounting 1.4 - Prepare financial information for a community organisation's annual general meeting
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 90978 v3Accounting 1.3 - Prepare financial statements for sole proprietors
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
E
5
A.S. 90977 v3Accounting 1.2 - Process financial transactions for a small entity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
A.S. 90976 v3Accounting 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of accounting concepts for small entities
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
E
3
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Social SciencesSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11ECO - Level 1 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

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Healy

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


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90988 v3Economics 1.6 - Demonstrate understanding of the interdependence of sectors of the New Zealand economy
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 90986 v3Economics 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of how consumer, producer and/or government choices affect society, using market equilibrium
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
E
5
Y
A.S. 90985 v3Economics 1.3 - Demonstrate understanding of producer choices using supply
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
E
3
Y
A.S. 90984 v3Economics 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of decisions a producer makes about production
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
Y
A.S. 90983 v3Economics 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of consumer choices, using scarcity and/or demand
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Social SciencesSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11GEO - Level 1 Geography

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:

Teacher in Charge: Ms A. Newman

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


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91014 v2Geography 1.8 - Apply spatial analysis, with direction, to solve a geographic problem
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
A.S. 91013 v2Geography 1.7 - Describe aspects of a geographic topic at a global scale
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91012 v3Geography 1.6 - Describe aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
  • 3 Social & Community Services credits
  • 3 Creative Industries credits
I
3
Y
A.S. 91011 v3Geography 1.5 - Conduct geographic research, with direction
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
I
4
Y
Y
A.S. 91010 v2Geography 1.4 - Apply concepts and basic geographic skills to demonstrate understanding of a given environment
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91007 v3Geography 1.1 - Demonstrate geographic understanding of environments that have been shaped by extreme natural event(s)
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

Social SciencesSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11HIS - Level 1 History

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.

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Cullen-Wright

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.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91005 v3History 1.5 - Describe the causes and consequences of an historical event
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91004 v3History 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of different perspectives of people in an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91003 v3History 1.3 - Interpret sources of an historical event of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
E
4
Y
A.S. 91002 v3History 1.2 - Demonstrate understanding of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
A.S. 91001 v3History 1.1 - Carry out an investigation of an historical event, or place, of significance to New Zealanders
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
  • 4 Social & Community Services credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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! 



SpanishSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11SPA - Level 1 Spanish

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.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Derecourt

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $55 approx, including subscription to Language Perfect educational software (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 Mrs Derecourt and the Year 10 Dean.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 90912 v2Spanish 1.5 - Write a variety of text types in Spanish on areas of most immediate relevance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
I
5
A.S. 90911 v2Spanish 1.4 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of Spanish texts on areas of most immediate relevance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Services Industries credits
E
5
A.S. 90909 v2Spanish 1.2 - Give a spoken presentation in Spanish that communicates a personal response
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
A.S. 90908 v2Spanish 1.1 - Demonstrate understanding of a variety of spoken Spanish texts on areas of most immediate relevance
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 5 Primary Industries credits
  • 5 Services Industries credits
  • 5 Social & Community Services credits
  • 5 Creative Industries credits
E
5
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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!!

Te Reo MāoriSt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11MAO - Level 1 Te Reo Māori

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.

Students within the Senior Māori classes in 2020 will be eligible for the trip to Rarotonga relating to our Tainui Waka kaupapa.

Teacher in Charge: Mr D. Hudson

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: 2B8
Refill
Clear file folder

AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91089 v3Te Reo Māori 1.5 - Waihanga tuhinga i te reo o tona ao
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
A.S. 91087 v2Te Reo Māori 1.3 - Panui kia mohio ki te reo o tona ao
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
E
6
Y
A.S. 91086 v3Te Reo Māori 1.2 - Korero kia whakamahi i te reo o tona ao
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
A.S. 91085 v3Te Reo Māori 1.1 - Whakarongo kia mohio ki te reo o tona ao
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Services Industries credits
  • 6 Social & Community Services credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

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.


TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11BAC - Level 1 Building & Construction

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.

Teacher in Charge: Mr M. McGowan

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery: $25 per term

Recommended Prior Learning:

Nil


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 25920 v3Use joints for a BCATS project
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 3 Primary Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 25919 v3Use hardware and fastenings for a BCATS project
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 24356 v3Apply elementary procedures and processes for a BCATS project
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 8 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 8 Primary Industries credits
I
8
U.S. 24355 v3Demonstrate knowledge of construction and manufacturing materials used in BCATS projects
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
I
4
U.S. 24352 v2Demonstrate knowledge of and apply safe working practices in the construction of a BCATS project
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 2 Primary Industries credits
I
2
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11DIG - Level 1 Digital Technologies

Digital Technology covers a wide range of fields of study, from programming and computer science to digital media. The course is based on the new curriculum for Digital Technologies. Students will take on a project that they will develop from the proposal to the final outcome. This will follow on from year 10 in that they can choose between developing a computer program using computer gaming as the topic rather than robotics or stay with animation and create a polished animated outcome.


Teacher in Charge: Mrs S. Gray

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.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91886 v1Digital Technologies 1.10 - Demonstrate understanding of human computer interaction
E
3
Y
A.S. 91884 v1Digital Technologies 1.8 - Use basic iterative processes to develop a digital outcome
I
6
Y
A.S. 91880 v1Digital Technologies 1.4 - Develop a digital media outcome
I
4
Y
A.S. 91878 v1Digital Technologies 1.2 - Develop a design for a digital outcome
I
3
Y
A.S. 91877 v1Digital Technologies 1.1 - Develop a proposal for a digital outcome
I
3
Y
  
Total Credits
TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11HOS - Level 1 Hospitality

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.

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Myburgh

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.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
U.S. 21059 v4Demonstrate knowledge of knife care, use, storage, and carrying for the hospitality industry
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 21058 v5Identify career pathways in the hospitality industry
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 19770 v4Prepare and present egg and cheese dishes in the hospitality industry
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 15921 v5Prepare and cook a cake, a sponge and a batch of scones in the hospitality industry
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 15920 v5Prepare and present sauce and soup in the hospitality industry
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 15919 v5Prepare and present hot finger food in the hospitality industry
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 2 Services Industries credits
I
2
U.S. 15901 v5Prepare and present fruit and vegetables in the hospitality industry
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 3 Services Industries credits
I
3
U.S. 15900 v5Prepare and present meat in the hospitality industry
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Services Industries credits
I
4
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits:

TechnologySt John's College (Hillcrest) Pathway Booklet - 2020

11TEC - Level 1 Materials Technology

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.  

Teacher in Charge: Mr S. Andrew

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.


AssessmentDescriptionInternal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy CreditsUE Literacy CreditsNumeracy Credits
A.S. 91057 v4Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.20 - Implement basic procedures using resistant materials to make a specified product
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 91047 v4Generic Technology 1.4 - Undertake development to make a prototype to address a brief
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 91046 v3Generic Technology 1.3 - Use design ideas to produce a conceptual design for an outcome to address a brief
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 6 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 6 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 6 Primary Industries credits
  • 6 Creative Industries credits
I
6
A.S. 91044 v3Generic Technology 1.1 - Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity
Vocational Pathways Credits:
  • 4 Construction & Infrastructure credits
  • 4 Manufacturing & Technology credits
  • 4 Primary Industries credits
  • 4 Creative Industries credits
I
4
Y
  
Total Credits

Vocational Pathways Credits: