Curriculum

Years 7 and 8

In Years 7 and 8 all students study English, Mathematics, Science, Global Studies, Physical Education and Health, Art, Performing Arts, Technology, Digital Literacy, Written Literacy, Mandarin and Spanish.

Years 9 and 10

Our Year 9 and 10 students are our senior students and therefore assume leadership roles as they continue with a challenging academic programme. In addition to the continued study of English, Mathematics, Science, Global Studies, Physical Education and Health, Year 9 students have the opportunity to select four specialist subjects to study in greater depth.

Year 10 students then select two Option subjects to specialise in having gained an understanding of their strengths in Year 9. Ideally students will choose options that they expect to continue with for the two years and then on into Year 11 at Ormiston Senior College, however there is an opportunity to change options at the end of the year should students believe they are not in an option appropriate to their needs.

Option Subjects Y9 2019

Option Subjects Y10 2019

Options available to Year 9 and 10 students are;
Music, Art, Drama, Media Studies, Technology, Food Technology, Graphics, Enterprise, Mandarin and Spanish.

In Year 10, most students have the opportunity to complete NCEA assessments which are integrated into their core English, Mathematics, Physical Education & Health, Science and Global Studies sessions.

Students in all year levels further personalise their learning programme through their DEEP subject selections. Find more out about the DEEP programme here.

Digital Learning

Mission Heights Junior College students use a range of online digital learning platforms to complement their in-class work;

  • Maths Buddy – Maths Buddy gives students the freedom to study without stress in their own time, at their own pace. It allows students to catch up on lessons they missed or concepts they have not fully understood. Every student has access to the entire Year 1 to 13 curriculum so students can revise and reinforce concepts they have learned earlier.
  • Reading Plus – Reading Plus helps students to become better readers by developing the skills they need to read proficiently and become independent learners. Using Reading Plus regularly improves student comprehension and reading speed.

We also make extensive use of the Google G-Suite for Education platform to allow for excellent collaboration between students and teachers.