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The vision for our Senior School is ‘to provide an education that inspires independence and academic rigour in all areas.  We will provide a safe and engaging learning environment complete with best practice for boys, excellent pastoral care and wellbeing initiatives and an increased focus on service and leadership.  This will allow boys to leave the senior school confident, articulate and with the moral compass to successfully navigate the next stage of their education and beyond.’

In Year 7 and 8, there is a core curriculum all students follow based on the New Zealand National Curriculum, which is enhanced by Christian values that underpin everything we do.

We believe in educating the whole child and building character consistent with our school values of Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Love. These values create a safe and happy place for our students to learn. 

This holistic view encompasses classroom-based activities as well as an extensive Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) programme to ensure that every student has the opportunity to learn in a stimulating, challenging and supported environment.

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The Senior School comprises of the classes in Year 7 and 8. These classes are mixed ability groups with five classes in Year 7 and five classes in Year 8. The timetable is specialised with different teachers teaching different subjects according to their strengths. 

Each boy in Year 7 and 8 will be offered a range of subjects which include the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Physical Education and Health, Christian Education and a choice of languages: French, Spanish and Mandarin. 

In addition to this, we offer a range of subjects in our Innovation Programme. For Year 7, this is designed to give our boys a taste of some of the diverse subjects available in the area of Arts and Technology.  As a progression, the boys then make a choice in Year 8 as to which of these subjects they would like to study in more depth.

Service and Leadership are also integral to what we do in the Senior School and there are many opportunities for our older boys to strive for, especially the responsibility of guiding and mentoring younger students. These include specific roles such as Prefects, School Councillors, Junior School Monitors and Miromiro, along with many other opportunities for leadership and responsibility within the day to day running of a school.

It is our belief that we have created a varied and exciting programme that will provide every student with challenge but also the opportunity to progress and experience success in their learning. Our programme enables our students to leave us for the transition into Year 9 commensurate with our vision outlined above. 

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