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Student Life

Kāhore taku toa i te toa takitahi, he toa takitini We cannot succeed without the support of those around us

Timetable/Day Overview

At Tarawera High School we have established a timetable and curriculum that is responsive to the needs of our students.  We have a big focus on pastoral care, with year 7 to year 10 spending most of their time in a home room environment.  While in the senior school, small whanau classes provide pastoral and academic support for our students because of the low teacher to student ratios. 

The timetable is divided into three blocks of 90 minutes with two breaks of 30 minutes, to give teachers a chance to provide longer, richer learning experiences and to minimise transitions and period changes for students.

Seniors subjects are run on whole day academies on Thursday and Friday to allow for more learning experiences outside of the classroom, and to allow our Trades Academy students to attend their courses without impact their normal classes.  

Our vision of Akonga at the centre of our learning community has led to Teachers using authentic learning contexts and an integrated curriculum approach, to maximise student engagement and learning.  This is already leading to a huge increase in student achievement and motivation

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30 Assembly  Learning Support Learning Support Learning  support Learning  support
8.55 Home room Home room Specialist Subject Home room Home room
10.25  Break Break Break Break Break
11.00  Home room  Home room Specialist Subject Home room Home room
12.30  Break Break Break Break Break
1.15   Home room Home room Specialist Subject Home room Home room

 

 School Day Ends 2.45pm

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8.30am     Assembly Learning Support Learning Support Learning  support Learning  support
8.55am     Home room Home room Specialist Subject Home room Home room
10.25am   Break Break Break Break Break
11.00am   Home room Home room Specialist Subject Home room Home room
12.30pm   Break Break Break  Break Break
1.15pm     Home room Home room Home room Home room Home room
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Assembly Learning Support Learning Support Learning  Support Learning  Support
Specialist subject Specialist subject Break Home room Home room
Break Break Home room Break Break
Specialist subject Specialist subject Break Home room Home room
Break Break Home room Break Break
Specialist subject Specialist subject Enrichment Home room Home room
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Assembly Learning advisory Learning Support Learning advisory Levels assembly
Home room Specialist subject Option 3 Specialist Option 2 Home room Home room
Break Break Break Break Break
Home room Specialist subject Option 1 Specialist Option 3 Home room Home room
Break Break Break Break Break
Home room Specialist subject Option 2 Specialist Option 1 Home room Home room
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Assembly Learning advisory Learning Advisory Learning advisory Levels assembly
Subject 1 Subject 2 Subject 3 Subject 4 Subject 5
Break Break Break Break Break
Subject 1 Subject 2 Subject 3 Subject 4 Subject 5
Break Break Break Break Break
Subject 1 Subject 2 Subject 3 Subject 4 Subject 5