Learning is for everyone.
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The school follows the New Zealand curriculum and offers an extensive range of subjects from all essential learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Health & Physical Education, Arts, Technology, and Languages. A broad and general curriculum in Year 9 and 10 provides a sound basis for girls moving into the senior school. Our curriculum is designed to offer students stimulating and challenging learning experiences and to ensure they are well prepared for gaining qualifications. We have a particular emphasis on developing students’ literacy and numeracy skills.
The senior school offers a wide range of subjects to cater for all students and to provide clear pathways to further study or work opportunities. Each year students are provided with a senior course booklet with detailed information on courses in Years 11 to 13. A multi-level timetable operates in the senior school to enable students to study at an appropriate level in a particular subject. The focus in the senior school is to ensure that students have opportunities to be confident and successful learners, ready to move on in the world of further education or work.
By the end of year ten Avonside Girls’ High School ākonga will:
- Understand and model cultural inclusion, with an emphasis on recognising that within Aotearoa, New Zealand Māori and Pākehā are full treaty partners,
- Be empowered by being well educated. They will have ownership and autonomy over their learning and will believe that they are able to achieve success. They will have a strong sense of their own identity,
- Actively engage in respectful learning relationships, learning to work collaboratively with others. They will celebrate diverse abilities and individual excellence,
- Experience deep learning opportunities that develop their full potential as individuals. They will understand how to learn, which in turn, will strengthen their intrinsic motivation for learning,
- Connect and contribute to the wider community. They will understand that this connection with a wider community provides opportunities and pathways for authentic, relevant learning.