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Students select the equivalent of Four half-year options from the subjects below. Full year courses count as Two options

ACCOUNTING/BUSINESS
Course Description:  This course provides an introduction to Accounting, Business and enterprise. Students will learn how business enterprise operates. It promotes financial literacy and an enterprise culture through operating a small business for profit. Students develop skills including: teamwork, problem solving, managing resources, basic accounting, adding value, running a business.
Leads to Level 1 Accounting and Level 2 Business
Contact Simon Mardon

ART
Course Description:  This course is designed to develop and extend students’ ability and interest in a variety of visual art activities including drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture.
Leads to Level 1 Art
Contact Kevin Burgess

ART DESIGN
Course Description:  This is a varied and interesting course covering a wide range of design applications.  Students will extend computer skills in Photoshop, Illustrator and digital photography in a range of interesting design activities.
Leads to Level 1 Art Design
Contact Deborah Kelly

HISTORY/CLASSICS
Course Description:  This course involves one term of each History and Classics.
History explores important events in our past and their relation to our modern world. In Year 10 the focus is on getting a general overview of world history from the Dark Ages into the twentieth century.
Classics explores ancient civilization and its connection to our modern world.  Y10 students are introduced to Classical Rome and Greece and their legacy today.
Leads to Level 1 History and Classics.
Contacts Dave van der Velden (History), Stuart Roxburgh (Classics)

COMPUTER DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
Course Description:  In this course students use Animate to create simple graphics and animations. Students will also explore a programming language such as JavaScript and some of its applications.
Leads to Level 1 Computer Studies.
Cost: $10 for Code Avengers subscription for a year.
Contact Richard Capenerhurst

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY (METAL)
Course Description:  This course involves the development of skills with hand and machine tools to produce practical project work that has a design input. Students will learn to operate effectively with metal and a range of alternative materials.
Leads to Level 1 Design Metal and Mechanical Engineering
Cost: $40 for take home projects
Contact Kieran Cleary

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY (WOOD)
Course Description
This course involves the development of skills in hand and machine tools to produce practical project work that has a design input. Students will learn to operate effectively with wood and a range of alternative materials.
Leads to Level 1 Bconstructive Fine Wood
Cost: $40 for take home projects
Contact Kieran Cleary

DRAMA
Course Description:  This course develops performance skills and production knowledge in Drama through co-operative group work.
Leads to Level 1 Drama
Contact Luke Walton

DANCE
Course Description:  This course develops dance skills. Students will work together to choreograph original dance pieces. They may have performance opportunities in Stage Challenge and Vast dance.
Leads to Level 1 Dance
Contact Luke Walton

ECONOMICS
Course Description:  This course looks at how Economics relates to students and their families in a New Zealand context through individual and household choice, demand and spending patterns with a specific emphasis on saving and investment. Students will also compare New Zealand’s economy with economies from not only around the world but throughout history to give them a greater breadth of understanding in economic concepts.
Leads to Level 1 Economics
Contact Simon Mardon

ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY
Course Description:  This course provides an opportunity for students to manufacture an electronic product. This is a practical based course that will teach students how to create circuits and work with other resistant materials.
Qualifications: Credits towards NCEA
Cost: $50 for take home projects
Contact Kieran Cleary

FOOD STUDIES
Course Description:  In this course students will develop their knowledge and practical skills in food planning and preparation. There is a dual emphasis– students will gain an appreciation of the skills required to enter the food and hospitality industry plus they will study an area of food technology to gain an understanding of the procedures involved in the production of food.
Leads to Level 1 Food Studies
Cost: $65 for take home food costs
Contact Quinton Gately

FRENCH – Full year only
Prerequisites: Year 9 French (or equivalent with prior consultation)
Course Description:  This is a course for students keen to pursue an interest in French language and culture. It is a prerequisite for Level 1 French. Language topics and skills are integrated with cultural studies. This course builds on the Year 9 course and extends listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Topics include: about town, daily routine, food, shopping, sport and leisure, cultural projects and French films.
DELF A1 exam (optional)
Leads to Level 1 French
Cost: $25 Language Perfect Fee
Contact Annabelle Zeeman

FUTURE PROBLEM SOLVING
Course Description:  FPS is an extension programme. Students compete nationally and internationally solving global problems. The programme develops and strengthens creative problem solving, analytical thinking, teamwork, research skills, oral and written communication skills and initiative.
Topics include: Mission to the Moon, Mars and Beyond, Drones, Food Loss and Waste,; Coping with Stress.
Cost: $85 per student for registration
Contact Sarah Watts

GRAPHICS – Half year or full year course
Course Description:  Graphics will enable students to communicate design ideas in a range of media, establish the basic skills of reading and drawing problem solving in the areas of architectural, technological, environmental and media design. It includes model making. It is advisable for students to take both courses so they can gain a fuller range of skills. Areas of study will differ in each course.
Leads to Level 1 Graphics
Contact Kieran Cleary

INVESTIGATIVE SCIENCE
Course Description:  A course that will build student’s skills in a range of science scenarios. Students will enhance practical, investigative and reporting skills, as well as develop an insight into what scientists actually do in the field and the laboratory.
Leads to Level 1 Science options
Contact  Johnnie Fraser

JAPANESE – Half year or full year course
Prerequisites: Year 9 Japanese (or equivalent with prior consultation)
Course Description:  This course is for students who are interested in learning more about Japanese. Language topics and skills are integrated with cultural studies. The course builds on the introductory course of Year 9 and extends listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Mastery of Hiragana and Katakana alphabets will be required. Topics covered include:

  • school life for students
  • food and drink, ordering in a restaurant, cooking, and eating with chopsticks
  • family and home life
  • the body clothing, sports, describing people
  • Katakana alphabet

This course is a prerequisite for Level 1 Japanese.
Cost: $25 Language Perfect fee
Contact Jennifer Arai

MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Course Description:  Students selecting this course must be taking lessons on an instrument either through the college or privately. This course will be structured to meet the needs of both beginners and those with prior music learning. Topics covered include: Performance as a soloist or in a group; identifying symbols of music/guitar tab; discussion and analysis of music by recognised artists; concentrated listening (aural skills); sound production; creating own music and writing this down in some form.
Leads to Level 1 Music
Extension students may be accepted into Level 1 Music at the discretion of the Director of Music and if the timetable allows.
Contact Kay MacKenzie

RUGBY ACADEMYEnrolment by application and selection
Course Description:  Students who are selected for this course will be our top junior rugby players. They would already have been identified by Nelson Bays RFU as representative players and would have the potential to be 1st XV players. Must play rugby for a Nelson College team. Half the lessons will be generic sport science sessions.  The other half will constitute specialised rugby skills coaching.
Leads to senior sports extension (rugby) class
Contact Peter Grigg

SPORTS ACADEMY – CRICKET, BASKETBALL, VOLLEYBALL OR FOOTBALL  – Enrolment by application and selection
Course Description:  Students who take this course are expected to be our top sportsmen in one of these codes. They would already have been identified by Nelson Associations as representative players and would have the potential to be senior A team sportsmen.
50% of periods – generic sport science sessions
50% of periods – small group skills sessions with resource coaches specific to the boys selected code.
Leads to senior sports extension class
Contact Chris Franklin

TECHNOLOGY
Course Description:  Students will build on the technical terms they gained in the Year 9 compulsory programme. They will use practical skills to create purposeful outcomes following a design making process. Knowledge of how to manipulate materials from students’ ideas is balanced with the constraints of functional structures and mechanisms.
Leads to Level 1 Design Technology, Bconstructive Fine Wood and Mechanical Engineering
Cost: $40 for take home projects
Contact Kieran Cleary

TE REO MĀORI  – Half year or full year course
Prerequisites: Year 9 Te Reo Māori or equivalent
Course Description: This course builds on the introductory course of Year 9 and extends students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Language topics and skills are integrated with cultural studies. The process of language learning will enhance the students’ understanding and appreciation of other cultures.
Leads to Level 1 Te Reo Māori
Contact Wayne Hippolite