Year 9

     

Year 9 – the first year at secondary school

To enhance the transition to secondary school and lay the foundations for the following years.


Year 9 students will enjoy:     

  • Orientation week - getting to know your form class, teachers and how the school works
  • Small class sizes - we aim for a maximum of 25 students in each form
  • Banding – ability grouping in English and Mathematics.
  • Peer Support - support and encouragement from Year 13 students.
  • Sapere Aude – individual programmes for the Gifted & Talented.
  • Learning Centre – learning support for students with Special Needs.
  • Student mediators - organised by students for students, to help resolve issues.
  • Information & Communications Technology – school intranet system to enhance learning across the curriculum
  • Information Centre (incorporating the new library) – a current building project to provide a 21st century independent learning facility

 

Subjects studied at Year 9:

  •   English
  •   Mathematics
  •   Science
  •   Social Science
  •   Health and Physical Education
  •   Technology
  •   Art, Drama/Dance, Music – choose two out of three Arts options
  •   Language – choose one of the following: French, Japanese, Mandarin, Samoan, Te Reo Maori, Te Reo Rangatira. Those requiring extra support in English, will study English Enrichment instead of an additional language.

From our Video Library

Upcoming Events

Jan
21

21.01.2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Prefect Training Day 1

Jan
22

22.01.2020 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Prefect Training Day 2

Jan
23

23.01.2020 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Teacher Only Day at Ihumatoa Marae

Jan
24

24.01.2020 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teacher only day at AGGS

Jan
24

24.01.2020 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Peer Mentor Training Day

ESOL

English Language Assistance (ESOL)

We offer a comprehensive range of ESOL classes to support students at all levels of English acquisition from beginners to UE Literacy.