Mathematics

Curriculum level                       Compulsory or Elective                Frequency                                                 Learning
Junior School (Years 7-8) Compulsory Full year

(4 hours per week)

Learning modules cover the following:

Numeracy skills, Measurement, Introduction to Statistics and Probability

Middle School (Years 9-10) Compulsory Full year

over 2 years

(4 hours per week)

Learning modules cover preparation for NCEA Math Level 1 plus Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, Statistics and Probability and Trigonometry.
Senior School (Year 11) Compulsory Whole year (4 hours   per week) Three different math streams are run at Year 11 level to meet the different needs of students.

  • Advancing Stream (this is for those students that intend to pursue math studies beyond Year 11).
  • General Course (can lead to Year 12 math depending on achievement levels).

(Streams above are both Achievement Standard based under NCEA Level 1.)

  • Non-Advancing course for students that do not intend to pursue math beyond Year 11. The focus of this course is meeting the NCEA Numeracy Standards. The course is Unit Standards based.

At Year 11 level students can also take Pāngarau math as part of Mātauranga Māori (the Maori curriculum).

Senior School (Year 12) Elective Whole year (4 hours per week) Two separate math courses are offered at Year 12:
Algebra with Statistics is suitable for students who may intend to study math at Year 13 level.

The second option is a Statistics course which is ideal for students who do not intend to continue math at Year 13 level.

Senior School (Year 13) Elective Whole year (4 hours per week) Two separate math courses are offered at Year 13: These are Calculus or Statistics and Probability.

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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