A wide and challenging curriculum taught by highly qualified and motivated staff prepares students to fulfill their academic potential and gain high personal achievement. Learning Support is provided for students who may need additional assistance, as well as differentiated programmes within the classroom. Scholarship courses and multi-levelling are available for those students who seek the extra challenge.
The eight learning areas of the New Zealand curriculum, including Commerce, are covered.
English students study, use and enjoy language and literature communicated orally, visually and in writing.
The Arts students explore, refine and communicate ideas as they connect thinking, imagination, senses and feelings to create works and respond to the works of others. Subject choices include: Art, Drama and Music with specialisation in Art History, Design, Painting, Photography and Printmaking at higher levels.
Health and Physical Education students learn about their own well-being and that of others and society in health-related and movement contexts.
Learning languages students learn to communicate in Chinese, French, German, Latin or Te Reo Maori and explore different world views in relation to their own.
Mathematics and Statistics students explore relationships in quantities, space and data and learn to express these relationships in ways that help them make sense of the world around them.
Science students explore how the natural physical world and science itself work so that they can participate as critical, informed and responsible citizens in a society where science plays a significant role. Students study general Science and then can specialize in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Social Sciences students explore how societies work and how they themselves can participate and take action as critical, informed and responsible citizens. Students study Social Studies as juniors and then can branch into Classical Studies, Geography, History and Tourism in the senior school. Commerce covers aspects of both Social Sciences and Mathematics. Accounting and Economics are both part of the teaching and learning programme.
Technology students learn to be innovative developers of products and systems and discerning consumers who will make a difference in the world. Students have options in digital technologies, food technology, graphics, product design and soft materials technology.
Student use of digital devices is encouraged and supports student learning. Networked computer suites and pods as well as the student's ability to bring her own device provide meaningful opportunities for learning.