Whangarei Girls' High School

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Getting Started with Online Course Selection

The link below will take you to some great advice from the NZ Careers website.

careers guide to course selection

Prior to making your selection, we recommend you read through the relevant parts of the useful information section.

Options Afternoon:

On August 29, 2.15 to 5.30pm, the school will be open for student and whanau to talk with specialist staff and find out what, where and how they will be studying next year and explore the pathways available to them.  Students and whanau will also be able to get advice and guidance on qualifications and careers from specialists in these areas.  More information will be sent out via the school app nearer to that date.

2020 classes:

Year 9 students will study English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education and Health.  Alternatively, Year 9 students can do the Switch where core subjects are integrated.  You will choose 9 options.

Year 10 students will study English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education and Health.  You will choose up to 4 options.

Year 11 students must have English, Mathematics and Science in their course.  You will be able to choose up to 12 options. Most courses are 6 months long and count as 1 option.  A course that lasts over the whole year will count as 2 options. In addition, you can select 2 alternate subjects, in case we are not able to give you your first choice.

Year 12 must have English in their course.  You will be able to choose 5 other options.

Year 13: You will be able to choose 5 options

For Students

This site will provide you with everything you need to know about choosing your courses for 2020.  

Use the resources available to you at school to help you make wise course choices. Your whanau teacher, subject teachers, Deans or the Careers Team will all be very happy to help you make the best decisions. If you require a customised timetable, please speak with Marian Innes to complete your option selection.

For Whanau

Your student will be able to select her courses for 2020 by logging onto the Parent Portal.  Junior students will have the compulsory courses already loaded into their account.  Senior students (Years 11 to 13) will have greater choice but will be guided toward including the required literacy and numeracy standards contained within the courses.  For students in Year 12 and 13, the full range of credits available in each course is shown.

You can approve your student's courses.  Once your student has completed their options selection, you can log on through the portal and approve their choices. If you do this, they will no longer be able to change their course.

Due date for 2020 options: 9 September 2019

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