Year 7 Reporting & Assessment
Please click on the link below for more information on each subject.
Students follow the following courses: ‘Introduction to Living World’ from of the ‘Living World’ strand of the New Zealand curriculum; ‘Separating Mixtures’ from the ‘Material World’ strand of the New Zealand National curriculum; ‘Forces’ from the ‘Physical world’ strand of the New Zealand curriculum.
Students learn to read and write musical notation and understand the basic rudiments of music.
Students learn about instruments of the Orchestra in Year 7 and Maori music in Year 8. They learn through discussion, written tasks, research and listening exercises.
Students are taught basic keyboard skills and how to put their music theory knowledge into practice by reading notation.
Students are taught basic guitar skills and how to perform songs using chords (Year 7) and tablature (Year 8).
Year 7 Languages
- Foundation – Lacks the knowledge to communicate using simple words and phrases.
- Stage 1- Develops confidence in responding to simple words and phrases.
- Stage 2 – Speaks with confidence in responding to simple words, phrases and questions.
- Stage 3 – Speaks confidently responding to simple words, phrases and questions.
- Stage 4 – Speaks confidently using good pronunciation when responding to simple set phrases or questions.
- Foundation – Demonstrates difficulty in comprehending simple texts.
- Stage 1 – Identifies some main details from simple texts.
- Stage 2 – Identifies main details from simple texts.
- Stage 3 – Identifies main details and ideas from simple texts.
- Stage 4 – Identifies main details and ideas from longer simple texts.
Developing Practical Knowledge
Students develop practical skills through the exploration of a variety of art materials, tools and techniques. Students apply learnt knowledge of art elements and processes to make images and objects.
Students generate ideas in response to a variety of motivations. Imagination and invention with materials is used to develop ideas further.
Students use pencil mark making skills to make observational drawings showing shape, form, texture and pattern.
Students create an oil pastel landscape developed from images from Shakespear Park. They are asked to use a variety of mark making techniques to depict different landscape features and blend colours.
Students develop compositions from animal skin texture drawings. They use colour paper to refine their designs
- For an explanation of National Standards please click here +
- For an explanation of National Standards in Korean click here +
- For an explanation of National Standards in Chinese click here +
- How to understand the Progress Monitoring Reports at Year 7 & 8 click here +
- For an explanation regarding PAT Testing click here +
- An explanation of Key Competencies click here +
- Understanding Curriculum Levels 3B 3P etc click here +
- Understanding AsTTle Testing click here +
Year 7 Learning Subsidy is comprised of the following elements (Year subsidy $300)
Swimming Sports, Literacy Workshops, Y7 Science in a Van, Y7 Film Trip, Y7 Swimming Programme, Y7 Zoo Visit, Life Education, Education Perfect- subscription, Write That Essay- subscription, Kiwi Kids News- subscription, Edpuzzle – subscription ($900 for whole school), Art – take home products, Hard Tec – take home products, Soft Tec – take home products, Food Tec – take home products, DVC – no take home products, Attitude Speakers, Visiting performers, School Yearbook and Big Day In/Out.