October 2021: The Edgecumbe College curriculum is under review and we invite our school whanau to contribute to discussions around this.
The key competencies are the capabilities
people have, and need to develop, to live and learn today and in the future. The
New Zealand Curriculum identifies five key competencies:
- Using language, symbols, and text
- Managing self
- Relating to others
- Participating and contributing
All students will have the opportunity through every subject to develop and extend their key competencies. Key competencies are not just for young people – students, teachers, leaders, parents, community members are all both teachers and learners.
Juniors are well-placed for unique opportunities by participating in all areas of the curriculum, allowing them to discover new experiences and passions. Juniors study six core subjects and then try a term in each of our options as a taster, so they can explore different avenues. Juniors also choose electives each term. These vary based on the interests of students, but currently include:
- Zentangle & Scrapbooking
- Journalism & writing
- Table Tennis
- Virtual reality Classroom/Minecraft
Students are supported to create career plans that may involve consideration to further education or training, or in-work placement. Edgecumbe College supports our students to achieve the needed frameworks required for these post-school choices.