what we learn - developing warrior scholars
This means learning about BOTH our cultural languages and knowledge AND academic knowledge and the compulsory New Zealand Curriculum. Scroll down for our learning programme and areas we specialise in. Check the other Learning at Kia Aroha menus for more information.
Kia Aroha College offers NCEA courses to all students from Year 10 to 13.
Kia Aroha College has the following areas of speciality and strength:
Māori and Pasifika Education
Curriculum Integration/Connected Learning
Critical, Culturally Sustaining Learning
Social Justice Learning
Performing Arts – Kapa Haka and Pasifika Arts
Non-Violence / Bully Free programmes
Years 7 to 9
All students cover the full New Zealand Curriculum, offering well balanced and up to date programmes in the learning areas of
Mathematics and Statistics
English, Māori, Samoan, Tongan
Social Sciences (incl NZ History)
Health and Physical Education
Information, Communications, Digital Technologies
Years 10 to 13
In the Senior School we believe learning must be individually personalised to the learner, to their interests, strengths and career pathways. The following links show the possible selections and progression through each NCEA Level, as well as other NCEA and Careers information. Our goal is for all students to complete Level 3 NCEA and achieve University Entrance standards or admission to further study towards tertiary qualifications and/or trades. Each student will be involved in mentoring and negotiation with senior staff regarding their programmes and choices.