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The key philosophies behind Wakatipu High School’s timetable are...

student choice that supports learning, progress and achievement.

Students in the junior school (Years 9 and 10) select 12 classes per year - with six courses running in Semester one (Terms 1 and 2) and six in Semester two (Terms 3 and 4). Senior students (Years 11-13) select up to six classes per year - with each course running the whole year.

Time for each class totals seven and a half hours over a two-week period with three 60 and three 90 minute periods over that period. Ako time is an opportunity for students to meet with their Kaiārahi (learning advisors) for academic guidance and support. Ako time also provides students with some time to work independently.

Wakatipu High School offers the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). This is the official secondary school qualification of New Zealand and is administered by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority. NCEA is well recognised by employers, and used for selection by universities and polytechnics, in New Zealand and overseas.

We offer a broad range of subjects with specialist teachers taught in specialist spaces. We also have options for students to study by distance learning and personalised courses to pursue areas of interest. Browse our subjects and find out more about our course options at wakatipu.schoolpoint.co.nz.

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