Level 1 Sport and Rugby Academy


Commitment to a team ethos and to work practically and physically to achieve success. Applications accepted from anyone (no matter what gender) as long as you are willing to get fitter, smarter and stronger (note — counts as two subject lines).

Course description:

We will cover both literacy and numeracy elements for Level 1 while looking at courses like first aid, and rugby refereeing/coaching. In total 40 credits are available, 20 at level 1 (literacy and numeracy) and coaching and first aid courses are level 2 and 3.

Course objectives:

We will be using rugby as a context for the learning. So whereas another English class might be studying Shakespeare and doing essays, this class will use English in a more real world/practical sense and in a context which is more identifiable: sport. No essays. We will be looking at what rugby greats have said about the game and exploring/testing their theories while putting our English and Mathematics skills to the test in a real-world context like planning rugby tours, organising our own fundraising, testing accelerated progress techniques using ourselves as test subjects. All of this means using Mathematics and English to help achieve our individual and squad goals.

Credits available: Literacy and Numeracy Unit Standards:

Number Title I or E* Credits
26624 Read texts with understanding I 3
26622 Write to communicate ideas for a purpose and audience I 4
26625 Actively participate in spoken interactions I 3
26623 Use number to solve problems I 4
26626 Interpret statistical information for a purpose I 3
26627 Use measurement to solve problems I 3

I or E * = Internal or external assessments

Other unit standards:

Leads to: Level 2 course next year.

Contact: Mr Waller


Upcoming events

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Last day of term 4.

Friday 10 Dec

10th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre. Middle School 9am. Junio... [Read more]

Thursday 2 Dec

2nd of December Teacher Only Day. No School. This is a day set by the Ministry of Education and will be coveri... [Read more]

Monday 29 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 22 Nov

22nd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre at 6pm.

Monday 25 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Monday 18 Oct

18th October. Term 4 begins

Friday 1 Oct

1st October. Last day of term 3.

Friday 24 Sep

24th September the Westland High School Ball takes place. More information regarding venue and other details w... [Read more]

Monday 13 Sep

13th September to 20th September is Te wiki o te reo Maori / Maori language week. Visit https://www.tewikioter... [Read more]
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