Learning at Whanganui City College is designed to challenge our students to grow both in and out of the classroom. We aim to foster the partnerships between students, whānau/family and teachers.
- Independent learning
- Passion for lifelong learning
- Creative problem solving
- Proud of their heritage
- Able to contribute to their whānau and community
- Connected to the global society
Learning at WCC
As our rangatahi move out into the world, it is essential that they take with them a kete of effective problem-solving skills. At Whanganui City College, staff endeavour to meet the aims and objectives of the New Zealand Curriculum using innovative, place-based learning experiences. Wherever possible, our focus is on giving students real-world outcomes.
At the heart of these learning experiences is a school-wide focus on developing literacy and numeracy skills.
In Year 9, all students study:
English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Music, Physical Education, Health, Music, Design Technology (Wood & Metal), Graphics, Food Technology, Textiles, Computing, Health, Dance, Visual Art, Te Reo Māori.
The Year 10 curriculum is designed to continue the general approach to education, but some opportunities are given to select special interest subjects.
In Year 10, all students study:
English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health.
Optional Subjects include:
Music, Design Technology (Wood & Metal), Food Technology, Textiles, Computing, Economics, Te Reo Māori, Visual Art, Graphics.
We offer academic and work skills programmes of learning in each of the following areas:
- Physical Education & Outdoor Education
- Visual Arts
- Digital Technology
- Te Reo Māori
- Military Services
- Transition Education
The foundation, the rock, the starting point on which everything we do in the school rests.
Able to engage with and accept people from all walks of life.
Actively seeking to identify and resolve challenges in learning and life.
To encourage a healthy future for all