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Our Curriculum

It’s all about Learning and Achieving

At Selwyn College our key priority is student achievement.

We recognise that students need to develop the knowledge and skills for a lifetime of learning, so they can enjoy rich and worthwhile lives.

Hence, it is of central importance to us that we build each student’s capacity to be an effective learner who achieves their personal best academically.

Years 9 & 10

The curriculum for Year 9 students attending Selwyn College is based on the NZ Curriculum. It is designed to promote a broad and balanced education, with an emphasis on the knowledge, skills, values and competencies necessary for academic success in the senior school and beyond. The vision is to develop young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners. Visit our enrolment page for more details including course books.

Year 9 & 10 students study courses in the eight Learning Areas identified in the NZ Curriculum:
  • English
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • The Arts
  • Languages / Literacy (optional)

All of these courses develop in students the five Key Competencies identified in the NZ Curriculum which are needed for a lifetime of learning and success:
  • Thinking
  • Managing self
  • Relating to others
  • Participating and contributing
  • Using language, symbols and texts

There are a number of useful websites that relate to curriculum and assessment.  These include:

Useful links
Ministry of Education
Te Kete Ipurangi