Te Kauwhata College offers students the opportunity to explore their world through Science. Courses run from Year 7 through to Year 13, with NCEA assessment offered to support career pathways both to industry and further tertiary study.
Learning is a mix of hands on activities, theory and application. Assessment through EOTC, industry and real world context is offered across all our senior courses. We thank NZ Steel, Auckland Zoo and Rainbow’s End for hosting our trips.
As part of the junior learning experience, students in Years 7 to 10 take part in one horticulture lesson per cycle, connecting science ideas to their application in the garden.
At Year 11, students can structure their course to suit their needs and interests. We a term-based rotation of learning contexts such as Music, Rockets and Hangi. See our Year 11 course choice chart for more information.
Chemistry, Physics and Biology are separated into focus courses at Level 2 and 3. For students who do not need to specialise, a general science course is available.
2020 Term Dates
Term 1: Wed 29th Jan - Thu 9th Apr
Term 2: Tue 28th Apr - Fri 3rd Jul
Term 3: Mon 20th Jul - Fri 25th Sep
Term 4: Mon 12th Oct - Tue 8th Dec
Please Note for Term 1 Start Dates:
Year 13 - Wed 29th Jan @ 8:30AM
Year 11 & 12 - Fri 31st Jan @ 8:30AM
All Students - Mon 3rd Feb @ 8:30AM