Years 9 and 10
In Years 9 & 10, students work towards gaining the Junior Diploma each year. The focus of the Junior Diploma is on LEARNING. Teachers support students to be the best learners they can be.
To achieve the Junior Diploma, students are required to work consistently in all subject areas throughout the year.
P.R.I.D.E. Points & Learning Points
The target is to earn a total of 10 points for each subject every term:
up to 4 P.R.I.D.E. Points, and
up to 6 Learning Points.
Students can gain Achieved, Merit or Excellence for the learning tasks they complete.
To gain the Junior Diploma students need to achieve 190 points (out of a possible 320), made up of both P.R.I.D.E. Points and Learning Points, accumulated throughout the year.
- Students can achieve Subject Endorsement(s) and Overall Endorsement at Merit or Excellence levels.
- The Junior Diploma is presented at the end of year Junior Prize Giving Ceremony.
- Students reap the rewards of their effort and progress by being provided with Reward Days at mid-year and at the end of the year.
- Students and whanau are kept informed of progress towards the Junior Diploma. Goals towards the Diploma are set at IDP Days.
These are awarded to students for displaying the School Values (see P.R.I.D.E. Rubric).
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What other students have to say about the Junior Diploma
" I like that it gives you something to work towards and sets you up for NCEA."
" It tells me that I have accomplished something big."
" It keeps us on track and up to date with our work and prepares us for NCEA."
" It gives us something to strive for."
" I like the Reward Days! "