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Learning Programmes

Gen2.jpgSt Dominic’s College offers a holistic curriculum which ensures that there is opportunity for students to develop their academic, spiritual, cultural and physical potential.

In order to develop each girl’s potential we teach a school-wide Thinking Skills programme at all year levels.


Junior College Curriculum

The Junior College curriculum, for Years 7-10 (ages 11-14 years) is broad, giving the opportunity to study a wide range of subjects.

The core subjects of the curriculum are English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Physical Education, Music, Health, and Religious Education – with additional preliminary study in languages other than English, such as French, Spanish and Te Reo Maori.

In addition, students have the option of taking part in a specialist Music programme from Year 8 to 10.

The College also offers learning support for students who require extra help, particularly in literacy and numeracy, whilst Extension classes challenge and extend our high achieving students and students may also be invited to begin the external qualifications NCEA Level 1 in Year 10.


Senior College Curriculum

The Senior College curriculum option choices for Year 11 to 13 are broad. Students are encouraged to take a balanced course at Year 11 and then to further refine their interests and strengths as they move up through the College.

The curriculum adheres to nationally prescribed course statements leading to New Zealand National Qualifications at each level. The qualifications include NCEA Levels 1, 2, 3 and Scholarship Level 4. We also offer several subject specific national certificate qualifications.