There are several optional subjects that fit under the umbrella of Commerce from Year 9 to Year 13.
The courses are designed to encompass practical and theoretical skills needed by the students in Accounting, Economics, Business and Financial Literacy. We try to make classes enjoyable and challenging for students of all skill levels and we hope that students are able to apply the skills learnt as they take their place in the wider community.
Year 10 Economics: Students develop an understanding of their role in the economy and of how economic decisions affect individuals and communities. They understand how, as a result of scarcity, consumers, producers and government make choices that affect New Zealand society.
Year 10 Accounting, Business: Student are given the opportunity to learn basic accounting, business and enterprise skills and then apply these in a practical way by running their own enterprise.
Accounting: Year 11-Year 13 (including scholarship): Accounting is designed to develop students’ understanding of the role of accounting in society as a financial language for individuals, community organisations and businesses.
Economics: Year 11 – Year 13 (including scholarship): Students learn about the ways in which people participate in economic activities and about the consumption, production and distribution of goods and services. They develop an understanding of their role in the economy and of how economic decisions affect individuals and communities. They understand how, as a result of scarcity, consumers, producers and government make choices that affect New Zealand society.
Business Studies: Year 12 – Year 13: This course develops students’ understanding of business concepts and the roles that individuals assume in small businesses. Business skills such as management and leadership skills, marketing, entrepreneurship, financial management and communication are developed though actually running an enterprise project company.
Head of Department: Simon Mardon