WHANGAPARAOA COLLEGE New Zealand

Year 7 & 8

Janette Steel STEE Head of Learning Year 7
Aaron Dick DKA Head of Learning Year 8
Annemaree Beazley BEZ Teacher
Elyse Blackwell BLA Teacher
Dianne Conn CON Teacher
Michele Duggan DUN Teacher
Debbie Franich FRA Teacher
Jezena Gilmore GIL Teacher
Jan Hunter HUN Teacher
Hillary Leslie LES Teacher
Lottie Townsend TOWL Teacher
Karen Turner TURK Teacher
Nicola Simms SMM Teacher
Wim Vermeulen VML Teacher
Yolandi Verway VER Teacher
Emma Williams WIL Teacher
Lisa Williams WLL Teacher


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Years 7 and 8
 
 
The teachers in year 7 and 8 are a dedicated group of individuals working together to create a welcoming and positive learning journey for each and every learner in their care.
 
School work takes place in a supportive learning environment where they are encouraged to think for themselves, as well as work both collaboratively and independently. They are also taught to think reflectively and analytically on their learning. Teaching and learning is tailored to suit the individual learner’s needs through differentiation, a variety of tasks and appropriate support.
In all areas, thinking skills, digital learning and education outside the classroom are valued. Family and whanau are also an important part of college life.
 
In both year 7 and 8, learners takes the following seven core subjects:
 
  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Maori
  • Health
  • Physical Education 
In addition, in Year 7 they have one term’s worth of specialist classes in each of the following areas:
 
  • Art
  • French
  • Hard Materials Technology
  • Food Technology 
 In Year 8, the specialist classes are:
 
  • Music
  • French
  • Design and Visual Communication
  • Soft Materials Technology 
 
There are lots of learning opportunities and personal challenges outside the classroom too, with trips, visits and visitors throughout the year. Whether it is band, choir, productions, dance, chess, art, a multitude of sports, coding club, technology or robotics, our learners are really encourage to stretch their wings and get involved in the whole life of the college by trying as many extra-curricular opportunities as they can.
 
Year 7 and 8 learners are lucky enough to have their own special part of the school which is exclusively theirs. They can stay in the shelter of this nurturing environment until they feel ready to spread their wings and use any, or all of the College’s great facilities around the whole campus.  This gives them a great springboard into the life of the College.
 
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