To enable students to work with business concepts and communicate business information effectively.

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  1. Apply basic business concepts and practices to a real or realistic business scenario, while reflecting on impact and identifying areas for improvement.
  2. Record and report financial information relevant to a real or realistic business scenario reflecting on the process and identifying areas for future development.
  3. Work both individually and collaboratively to communicate effectively with different stakeholders for business success using written, oral and digital forms.
  4. Explore connections between tikanga and mātauranga Maori, and contemporary business practices.

Students will gain an overview of the use of integrated software packages in business, and intermediate level skills in word processing and spreadsheet use.

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Use a suite of software applications in a business context.
  2. Work with digital documents and electronic spreadsheets to analyse and solve business problems.
  3. Use word processing and spreadsheet software to communicate business information.
  4. Integrate Te Reo Māori within business communications.

Students will develop a confident learner identity and the art and design skills necessary for further academic study in their chosen pathway.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Develop a self-directed and systematic approach to synthesize research with practice.
  2. Utilise skills in drawing to generate, develop, and refine ideas.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of traditional and contemporary art and design practice that includes but is not limited to mātauranga Māori.
  4. Demonstrate the appropriate use of media to communicate with clarity and purpose.

Students will develop a confident learner identity and the art & design skills necessary for further academic study in their chosen pathway.

By the end of this course, students will be able to: 

  1. Experiment through a range of art and design processes, procedures, media, and technologies that includes but is not limited to Māori cultural conventions.
  2. Communicate effectively through art and design skills.
  3. Reflect critically on personal art making processes to generate informed outcomes.
  4. Research and analyse resources related to processes, procedures, materials, and technologies.

This course will prepare students for further academic study in music by introducing techniques of performance, composition and improvisation in a collaborative context.

This course will prepare students for further academic study in music by introducing fundamental music theory, music notation, and aural perception skills.
This course aims to provide students with a broad theoretical and operational understanding of storytelling techniques and to develop creative outcomes across a range of performing arts forms and disciplines. Students will also develop awareness, and a broad theoretical and operational understanding, of the technology and processes associated with live performance, and workplace routines for working safely and creatively behind the scenes.

This course aims to provide students with a broad theoretical and operational understanding of the elements of selected live performance traditions and practices from early history up to contemporary times. Students will develop awareness through exploration, and production, of live performance, cultural contexts and forms.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Explore and discuss concepts of effective storytelling in a range of performance contexts.
  2. Compare and contrast elements of historical and contemporary performance technique and theory in collaborative and independent contexts.
  3. Analyse and interpret the cultural and political contexts of Performing Arts practices.

To analyse critical and theoretical dimensions, key principles and approaches for a specialist area of creative arts practice through the comparative critical reading of selected texts (written word, oral presentations, creative works and researched essays, etc.). This course is designed to challenge existing ideas about creative practice by surveying the landscape of contemporary theory and to enable the positioning of those ideas into the students personal frame of practice.