School Curriculum

Heretaunga College offers a range of exciting and creative contextualised courses across the senior school.  These courses are designed to offer more  authentic learning opportunities and to allow for greater student engagement. Students choose seven courses in a programme of learning, with each course having a link to a vocational pathway.

We also provide intensive academic and pastoral mentoring support to our year 11, 12 and 13 students.  This compulsory mentoring programme (over three hours per week) is designed to meet the needs of students at each of the year levels, and it is intended that all students will be closely mentored for academic success by a Kaiarahi (mentor).

More information about our latest senior subject choices is available here. Don't worry about logging-in.  Just click on the  Browse Courses or Browse Useful Information buttons towards the bottom of the page.

In year 9 and 10 the New Zealand Curriculum Framework places requirements on schools to offer certain subjects. This limits the choices that schools can offer students and means there are more compulsory subjects. 

As students move into more senior levels the number of subjects they have to do becomes less and they have more choice of what subjects they study.