Science and Mathematics

In Years 9 and 10, students are taught Science in their Te Kura Teina homeroom classes. This is supported by a specialist science teacher.

In Years 11 – 13, students investigate aspects of science leading towards NCEA qualifications in Levels 1 to 3. Subjects include Agriculture & Horticulture, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth & Space Science. Courses provide for students heading for vocational work, trade or university entrance.

Ideas and knowledge are provided through practical labs, science research, digital technology and research in the field. Students are encouraged to develop their understanding of the world, themselves and social issues relevant to science.


In Years 9 and 10, students are taught Numeracy and Mathematics in their Te Kura Teina Homeroom classes. 

In Years 11 – 13, students explore a range of mathematical processes including trigonometry, probability, algebra and statistics. This provides the background necessary for both vocational pathways and university. 

The mathematics department has a strong focus on the use of digital technology, including the use of laptops, graphic calculators and online learning tools. Where possible mathematics is given a practical and relevant focus.