Essential Areas and Projects


SAMS speach winnersVilla Education Trust and the New Zealand Curriculum

The New Zealand Curriculum identifies 8 Essentials Learning Areas (ELA's): English, Learning Languages, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Social Sciences, The Arts, and Health and Physical Well-Being. The curriculum for Villa Education Trust Schools is based on these learning areas and the National Curriculum Statements that are written from them.                                        

Key Competencies

The New Zealand Curriculum specifies five groupings of key competencies to be developed by all students across the whole curriculum during their schooling. They are broad groupings and we look to develop the specific skills that make up these groupings and other areas as well. The five key competencies listed in the national curriculum are:

  • Thinking
  • Using language, symbols, and texts
  • Managing self
  • Relating to others
  • Participating and contributing 

 

Project List:

 

Year 7

 

 

Year 8

 

Year 9

 

Year 10

 

Architecture

 

The Human Circus

 

 

Flight and Space

 

Statistics

 

Great Books

 

Narrative Poetry

 

New Zealand Writing

 

 

Shakespeare

 

A Language & Culture

 

Language of Music or Movement

 

Maori or Pacific Island Language and Culture

 

 

Advanced Language & Culture

 

Plants

 

Human Beings

 

War

 

Reactions

 

An Artist or

An Era

 

An Ancient Culture

 

Archaeology

 

Film or Director or Genre

 

 

Production & Inventions of the Past

 

 

Change through Technology

 

Production of the Present and Future

 

Business in Action

 

New Zealand: Places and People

 

 

The Oceans

 

A People or Country or Time

 

 

Law and Culture

 

Animals

 

Great Scientists

 

Sport

 

Machines