Academic Curriculum for Years 9-13
The academic curriculum at Whangarei Boys’ High School is broadly varied, covering a full range of courses from the purely academic to the vocationally directed.
Years 9 and 10 classes are mixed ability. There is one supported learning class at each of Year 9 and 10 that provides a home-room environment for students who are not yet ready to transition between classes.
The Junior School has an extensive and thorough reading programme. This is ably supported by Resource Teachers for Learning and Behaviour who provide extra guidance and follow up for those students in need.
Languages are well catered for with Māori and Japanese being regularly taught in the Junior School and through into the Senior School. Other languages such as Mandarin, French, German, Korean, Samoan, Spanish, and Tongan may be accessed through FarNet. For further information on other language options please contact D. Miller
A wide range of option subjects are available from Years 9-13. These are detailed in the year level Curriculum Guides.
WBHS is fully committed to NCEA and the NZ Qualifications Framework. In those subjects where (for a variety of reasons) extra support is required, we utilise the services of Te Kura (the Correspondence School) and FarNet. This allows our boys to be taught in an online classroom situation – a modern innovation that genuinely benefits boys in those classes.
For an in-depth understanding of the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA), please go to http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/ncea/