Senior
Students

Years 11 – 13

Senior
Pathways

NCEA Qualifications

Courses are structured to encourage students to develop a flexible pathways approach to their learning while keeping their options open for the future.

Senior Subjects

English

Courses are offered at all three levels of NCEA and focus on a mixture of language and literature competencies. English in the senior school offers pathways through NCEA Literacy and University Entrance Literacy.

Mathematics

Courses are offered at all three levels of NCEA. Mathematics offers pathways through NCEA Numeracy. Flexible programmes, catering for individual needs are a focus.

Science

General Science is offered at NCEA Level One. Covers content form each of the three branches of science - Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.

Biology

Courses are offered at NCEA Level Two and Three.

Chemistry

Courses are offered at NCEA Level Two and Three via the Volcanics E-Learning programme.

Physics

Courses are offered at NCEA Level Two and Three.

Social Sciences

Courses are offered at NCEA Level One covering a combination of History
and Geography content.

Geography

Courses are offered at NCEA Level Two and Three.

History

Courses are offered at NCEA Level Two and Three via Te Kura - The Correspondence School.

Art

Courses are offered at all three levels of NCEA

Photography

Courses are offered at NCEA Level Two and Three via the Volcanics E-Learning platform.

Food Technology

Courses are offered at all three levels of NCEA. Courses foster lifelong skills in cooking, nutrition, and wellbeing using technology skills and processes.

Hard Materials Technology

Courses are offered at all three levels of NCEA.

Automotive Technology

Course offered at NCEA Level One.

Music

Courses are offered at all three levels of NCEA. Courses reflect a combination of theoretical and practical music.

Sport Science

Courses are offered at all three levels of NCEA.

Outdoor Education

Courses are offered at all three levels of NCEA.

Health Studies

Course offered at NCEA Level One.

Te Reo Maori

Courses offered at NCEA Level One and Two.

Languages

Courses offered at all three levels of NCEA via the Volcanics E-Learning platform.

Digital Technology

Course offered at NCEA Level One. Provides skills and knowledge for problem solving, creating, and innovating using the latest technology.

Business Studies

Courses offered at NCEA Level One and Two. Focusses on a mixture of accounting, economics, and enterprise, and knowledge of self employment.

Performing Arts

An NCEA Level Two and Three course is available and features a combination of standards from music, dance and drama.

Distance and E-Learning Options

A range of courses are offered to senior students through the Volcanics E-Learning Cluster, and Te Kura - The Correspondence School.

Careers, STAR & GATEWAY

A Careers Education Programme is delivered to all students in Years 9-13. Students preparing to transition into the workforce are able to access the GATEWAY and STAR programmes in Years 12 and 13.

8:40 am
School begins
Students go to KORU teacher.
9 am
Period 1
10 am
Period 2
11 am – 11:40 am
Break 1
All students on break, plus organised sports and other groups meet.
11:40 am
Period 3
12:40 pm
Period 4
1:40 pm – 2 pm
Break 2
2 pm
Period 5
3 pm
School Ends
Years 11 – 13 Schedule

Stationery
Requirements

Whangamata Area School stationery list requirements for each class/year group.

Stationery Lists for students in Years 1-6 are available by clicking on the link below. Whanga Books have pre-made packs available to purchase for each junior class.

For students in Years 7-13, the only item of stationery required is a Chromebook or similar device. The school provides all other stationery including pens, exercise books, rulers etc. We have a 'Lease to own' options available to spread the cost of purchasing a Chromebook. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information about this option.

Stationery

Senior
Uniform

The senior school colours are white and navy and are available from Stirling Sports Whangamata.

Senior Girls Years 11-13 Uniform

Senior Girls

Years 11-13 Uniform
Senior Boys Years 11-13 Uniform

Senior Boys

Years 11-13 Uniform

Board of Trustees
Scholar­ship

Leaving school next year? Need money?

Courses are structured to encourage students to develop a flexible pathways approach to their learning while keeping their options open for the future.

Whangamata Area School Board of Trustees Scholarship

The purpose of the scholarship is to provide funds for a Whangamata Area School student entering their first year at university, apprenticeship or comparable working, sporting or social career. The intention of this scholarship is to provide funds to a student in a field that has minimal funding opportunities.

  • Eligibility

    Applicants must be a Year 11,12 or 13, NZ citizen studying at Whangamata Area School and:

    • entering into a formal apprenticeship or equivalent industry “pathway”
    • or, enrolling at University or alternative Tertiary education provider
    • or, pursuing a career in sporting, cultural or social excellence. 

    Every application must be accompanied by:

    • certified copies of the applicant’s NCEA Levels 1 and 2 (or equivalent) results. Certified Year 13 results must be sent as soon as they are received
    • a statement outlining the reasons for applying for the scholarship
    • two written personal references with current contact details
    • tertiary course application acceptance letter, apprenticeship contract or equivalent first year work contract
    • a certified copy of birth certificate and proof of New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency.

     

  • Value

    There will be one scholarship awarded annually. The value of the scholarship will be $2000. The scholarship must be taken up within one year from when it was awarded. Payment will be made in one instalment.

  • Selection

    The scholarship shall be made on the recommendation of a Selection Committee whose membership is made from the current Board of Trustees.

    In determining the suitability of the applicant, the following factors will be considered:

    • involvement in sporting, cultural and social activities in school and in the local community.
    • academic ability and achievement.
    • evidence of leadership qualities.
    • likelihood of further achievement.

    The Selection Committee’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the selection meeting.

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Enrol

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Whangamata Area School.

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Contact

Port Road,
Whangamata

Phone:
+ 64 7 865 8557

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