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

Tuesday 23 Jul

20 Students from Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan visit our school. They will be here for 9 days, taking part in a variet... [Read more]

Tuesday 25 Jun

Barista course from 25th June to 27th at Tai Poutini Polytechnic

Monday 24 Jun

Board of Trustees meeting 6pm, School Library.

Thursday 20 Jun

WCSS Year 9 and 10 netball – Greymouth

Thursday 20 Jun

West Coast Careers Roadshow is in Greymouth. Students have been given permission slips and will travel by bus ... [Read more]

Thursday 20 Jun

We have been advised that the regional strike planned for the teachers on the 20th June has been cancelled. Al... [Read more]

Tuesday 18 Jun

Year 7 and 8 rugby
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