Senior Course Information

Course Information for 2022

Here you are able to download course information booklets:

Senior Course Information booklet for 2022:

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Form for Year 11/Level 1 NCEA options (for Year 10 students going into Year 11):

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Form for Years 12/13 Levels 2/3 NCEA options (for the Senior School):

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At Hornby High School / Te Huruhuru Ao o Horomaka we consider quality, learning-focussed  relationships to be at the heart of a thriving and successful kura. Wānanga is time and space in our school timetable that is dedicated to nurturing and sustaining relationships between learners and teachers, kura and whānau, and amongst the learners themselves. All learners in Years 7 – 11 are part of a Wānanga grouping in which they have regular contact with a Wānanga learning advisor (teacher / kaiako) whose job it is to know the learner well, and walk alongside them throughout their school journey. 

Wānanga time and content varies depending on year level. Currently Year 7 – 9 learners have seven hours of Wānanga per week, and engage in a variety of learning activities that focus on nurturing the Key Competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum, in particular relating to others, managing self, and participating and contributing. There is also time in Wānanga for young people to explore their passions and particular areas of interest, and immerse themselves in project learning, via termly learning kete. 

Year 10 – 11 learners have five hours per week dedicated to Wānanga. Continuing the strong focus on positive learning relationships and connection, the kaupapa at this level shifts towards academic goal setting and monitoring, career planning, and engaging in personalised passion projects that are unique to each individual. 

As of 2021 – 2022, Year 12 and 13 students do not have Wānanga time, but it is our ambition to include these senior levels in Wānanga in the future. 

Senior Assessment Planning Spreadsheet

The teachers at Hornby High School have created a spreadsheet that contains the approximate dates for every upcoming senior assessment during the year. We hope this information will be of use to those parents and caregivers who want to keep up to date with what assignments and examinations your child is doing at school.

You could use this spreadsheet information to mark important dates on your calendar and ensure that your child does lots of study during those busy assessment times. Once in the spreadsheet, you can tab between the NCEA Levels and find your child’s courses.