Junior Learning

MGC offers a dynamic and engaging curriculum at Years 9 and 10. The purpose of our curriculum is to build students’ passion for learning by providing the opportunity to have choices about their learning to follow their interests and talents. This means courses can be tailored to suit students’ needs.

Our goal is to allow students to have agency in their learning to engage in what they are good at and work with them to become great at it. Each course is underpinned by key skills and knowledge to prepare students for Senior learning and life.

The year is divided into two semesters which are approximately 18 weeks in length.

Students have the opportunity to:

  • study 8 courses each semester totalling 16 each year
  • choose courses from all 8 curriculum areas (Arts, Health & Physical Education, Languages, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences, Technology)
  • Choose a variety of courses focused on different capabilities, ideas and contexts

Students will work with their Whānau teacher to make their choices through Schoolpoint here.

Whānau Time

Our kaupapa (purpose) in our Hauora Curriculum focuses on supporting our students in a more holistic and in-depth way to empower them to be connected, collaborative, community-minded citizens inspired to soar.

In Whānau time we recognise that every student needs a strong sense of belonging and has an adult Whānau teacher who will be a champion for your student’s learning success. They will know your student’s strengths and work in partnership with your child and with you to support their learning journey.

Every Wednesday we have an extended Whānau time of one hour where students have peer mentoring opportunities through the STARs programme at Year 9. In Years 10-13 there are other learning activities that help teach students to manage self, build resilience and apply our values of Whanaungtanga, Manaakitanga and Kotahitanga.