Curriculum and Learning
Technologies

Year 7 and 8

Year 7

All Year 7 students come into the foods room to do a semester’s worth of learning. This course is called Well-being Foods. Students will gain knowledge and skills that they can use at home in preparing healthy breakfasts and incorporating fruit and vegetables.

Year 8

All Year 8 students have one semester of 8 Intervention by Design (8 IBDN). In this learning package, students will use their creativity to design and create their patchwork cushion. We aim to give students the skills to enable them to be confident while creating their design.

Year 9 and 10

Food Design (FDS)

This is a one-semester course that will involve using a range of different skills and techniques in a practical situation focussing on basic nutrition. Students may investigate the production of some food products. They will develop and adapt these foods into a product and associated packaging. There is a course cost for consumable items. This course links with aspects of Level 1 NCEA.

Food Design Plus (FDP)

This is a one-semester course that allows students to extend their knowledge of food components and nutrition, enhancing their practical skills and application, with a greater in-depth study of foods. There is a course cost for consumable items. This course links with aspects of Level 1 NCEA.

NCEA Level 1 - 3

Fashion and Design

Level 1 NCEA
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their skills and interest in working with textiles. Students are given a brief from which they can be creative when designing, inventing, and making articles while taking into considerations the sustainability of the materials used.

Level 2 NCEA
This course provides an opportunity for students to develop and extend their skills in textiles. This course focuses on developing garments from a brief for a client. Students are allowed to be creative and use their flair in designing articles.

Level 3 NCEA
This course allows students to extend their knowledge, designing skills and creativity when working with a client, developing a pattern from a block to form a design.

Food and Hospitality

Level 1 NCEA
This course is a Unit Standard based course that covers a wide range of practical skills used in the hospitality industry.

Level 2 NCEA
This course is designed to build up skills and techniques which are used in the hospitality industry, especially food and beverage service.

Food and Nutrition

Level 1 NCEA
This course involves students investigating, planning, and preparing food to meet specific needs and the application of safe food practices. The understanding of wellbeing is a vital part of this course. This includes nutrition, health models and factors that influence hauora.

Level 2 NCEA
This course involves students investigating, planning, and preparing food to meet specific needs, and investigating sustainable food practices. The course involves individual research in and out of the classroom on specified topics.

Level 3 NCEA
This course involves students investigating a nutritional issue that affects the wellbeing of New Zealand society and applying safe food practices in the production of a specific food using complex procedures during the process. This course involves individual research in and out of the classroom on specified topics and may vary in content depending on the needs of the students.

Book a Tour of Enwood House

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers boarders with a tour of Enwood House that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

To book in for a tour of the boarding house, please email Jenni Dennis, jenni.dennis@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

RISKS Disclosure

Weekly sports contains risks, including common injuries like strains, sprains, bruises and dislocations. These events are managed by the appropriate sporting body in conjunction with school staff who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of the risks, all risks will be outlined to the students. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value. If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions, feel free to contact Ashleigh Rabel 03 211 6030 or ashleigh.rabel@southlandgirls.school.nz.

It is important for safety reasons that students follow instructions given to them by all staff and follow all appropriate school rules. Behaviour by students that is deemed dangerous and puts themselves and/or others at undue risk will result in your child facing disciplinary actions on their return or sent home at the cost of the Whanau/parents or caregivers.

RISKS Disclosure

This event contains risks, including possible injuries. This event is managed by school staff or other organisations who will manage risk and hazards according to the school’s/organisation’s safety management plan. This includes careful consideration of all procedures while carrrying out the activites. While risks can be maintained to acceptable levels they cannot be totally eliminated. Some risk is retained for its learning and experiential value.

If you wish to come in to school to see our safety management systems or have any questions please phone 03 211 6030.

STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

I understand that playing sport is an opportunity for me to learn, practice skills, and gain attitudes and values in an environment outside of the school.  I realise that this requires me to take on genuine responsibility for my own enjoyment and safety and that of others.

I agree to do the following to make this happen:

  • Show courtesy and consideration to others.
  • Follow the rules and instructions of staff and other supervisors at the events.
  • Look after myself and my personal belongings.
  • Declare medical conditions that could affect participation in the events.
  • Accept the rules set by the school for the events.

I understand that my parents / caregivers will be contacted and I may be sent home at their expense if:

  • My actions are considered unacceptable by staff / supervisors of these events.
  • I breach the behaviour / discipline standards of the school.
  • My actions put me or others in any danger.

Book a School Tour

Come and see all that Southland Girls’ High School offers students with a school tour that allows you to see our facilities in action, while meeting the staff and the students.

Student tour guides will answer questions and offer a student’s perspective, before meeting with a senior member of staff to discuss your child’s enrolment.

To book in for a tour of the school, please email Nicola Macpherson on  nicola.macpherson@southlandgirls.school.nz or telephone 03 211 6030.

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