CURRICULUM

At St Kevin’s College we are extremely proud of our diverse and effective curriculum that provides excellent learning opportunities for all students attending St Kevin’s’ College. Our curriculum is designed to give every student the opportunity to achieve academics success and at the same time experience a broad, well rounded education.

The St Kevin’s College curriculum provides a unique combination of traditional academic programmes alongside innovative programmes that provide the flexibility for students to make choices about the directions for their learning, ensuring their success and enabling them to be exposed to the learning areas that they are excited about.

Within each curriculum area teachers that are passionate about their subject and the success of their students are key to the successful delivery of our programmes. Our timetable is also structured to allow most senior option classes to number approximately 20 students. This enables a level of student- teacher interaction that is the envy of many other schools.

Our junior curriculum is based around the eight learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum (in bold below); that is English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Sciences, The Arts, Learning Languages, Technology and Physical Education and Health, as well as Religious Studies.  Within these learning areas students will experience a wide range of topics. Some examples of these topics are shown below the leaning areas.

Junior Learning Areas

The Arts 
Drama
Music
Kapa haka
Art
Technology
Information Technology
Product Design
Robotics
Food Technology
Graphics
Languages
Mandarin
Maori
Literacy Support
Sciences
Agriculture
Biology
Chemistry
Physics
Planet Earth & Beyond


Mathematics 
Number
Geometry
Statistics
Algebra
Measurement
English
Reading 
Writing 
Oral Text
Visual Text
Social Sciences
Geography
History
Business Studies
Social Studies
Physical Education
Health
Outdoor Education
Physical Education



Our senior curriculum has core requirements based on NCEA Literacy and Numeracy credits, as well as Religious Studies.  Students choose their course from the options below and may also include other subjects taught through distance learning.

Senior Options

Agriculture    
Calculus

Economics
Geography
Mandarin
Physical Education
Accounting   
Chemistry  
English       
         
Graphic Design
Material Technology
Physics        
Art
Classical Studies
Fabric Design
History    
Media Studies
Statistics
Biology
Drama
Food Technology
Information Technology
Music

Specialty Courses

Broadcasting Academy Equestrian Studies    Aoraki Polytechnic Trade CoursesPrimary ITO Trades Academy

Please refer to the Course Overview for more detailed information.