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Curriculum

Curriculum Vision and Aims

Hastings Boys' High School recognises the importance of delivering a curriculum which is tailored to the needs of our community and our students.  The school embraces the New Zealand Curriculum as a framework for developing meaningful and effective programmes of learning for our students.  The pathways provided for assessment and achievements through NCEA are the basis for curriculum structures in the senior school.  These curricula are delivered through both traditional timetabled subject classes and integrated programmes.  This is further augmented through opportunities for extension employing the IGCSE qualifications.

The expectation of the school is that all students achieve to their best.  We see it as our duty to ensure their achievement. 

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The following points itemise the rationale for teaching and learning in this school.

  • Develop confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.
  • Create young men who are creative, energetic and enterprising.
  • Develop values, knowledge and competencies that will enable them to lead full and satisfying lives.
  • Promote engagement in the process of learning.
  • Promote achievement of all students.
  • Promote achievement of identified target groups such as Maori, Polynesian, Gifted and Talented and Low Literacy students.
  • Develop independence in students as they Learn to Learn.
  • Promote Key Competencies and Values in conjunction with subject Achievement Objectives.
  • Cater to the needs and aspirations of a wide range of learners.
  • Provide opportunities to learn in a differentiated manner.
  • Value, support and develop a diverse range of skills and intelligences.
  • Fulfil the expectations of the community and parents
  • Provide pathways for all students to achieve their potential in NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3.
  • Provide pathways for identified students to achieve their potential in Scholarship and IGCSE examinations.
  • Build subjects for the senior school. Especially in Commerce, Arts, Languages and Technology.
  • Enhance learning through extension or support.
  • Work towards opportunities for second language learning.
  • Recognise the significance of Maori and Polynesian cultures in the school.