ESOL programmes are offered to all students whose first language is not English. We have Beginner Intermediate and Advanced courses.
HOW MANY PERIODS CAN I HAVE?
Students may take up to three lines of ESOL. One line of ESOL is taught over four periods. This means you can have up to twelve hours of English language help if you are a beginner. Extra time may be provided if required. Beginner Students are offered specialised tutorials as well as ESOL classes
Junior ESOL Year 9 and 10 classes run for four hours per week
Senior ESOL Classes run for four hours per week. In Senior ESOL we offer ESOL Unit Standards, some English Achievement standards and English for Academic purpose in Year 13.
Some senior students may need a second line of ESOL thus providing support for up to 8 hours per week.
ESOL ENGLISH NCEA
You can gain ESOL credits and English credits that contribute towards your NCEA
We aim to ensure that students achieve their Literacy credits at Level One and Two that are required to gain University Entrance. Therefore, we provide a two year academic pathway in order to give students the time to achieve this.
For Thai students we provide sufficient credits for you to achieve Mattayom6
AFTER SCHOOL SUBJECT SUPPORT
After school we have teacher and teacher aid support available to you.
The ESOL Department also provides assistance in some important subject areas eg Science, Maths, Economics, Art Photography . We can help you with some of your assignments.
CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY
Every year we have a special assembly to celebrate the many ethnicities we have in our college. Our special assembly includes a powhiri, flag ceremony, speeches, musical items, the arts or sport demonstrations.
MULTI CULTURAL GROUP
We meet every Thursday lunchtime. Students enjoy Green tea, Wasabi crackers, games, pancakes, cultural arts including origami, Korean knot tying, Chin Loh, badminton.