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NetNZ Curriculum Hub 2021

Welcome to the NetNZ Curriculum Hub, the one stop shop for all our programmes, whether courses, projects or pilots. Have a browse and find what interests you - there is plenty on offer. 

Course are available by semester, term or for a full year. Students are able to take combinations of courses to make a full year of study. This enables students to create cross curricular combinations of study or opt into a full year of one subject.

2021 Course List

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Are you a school who is interested in joining NetNZ? Then make an inquiry here. Or call 📞 0272171121 or 0274468532

Who are we?

NetNZ is a community of secondary and area schools from across New Zealand who work together to provide online learning opportunities for their students based on the New Zealand Curriculum. In 2020 membership consisted of around 62 schools across the South Island.

NetNZ’s mission statement recognises that, above all, it specialises in innovative education regardless of location:

"to develop an environment for sustained innovation and development of quality, online learning experiences, for anyone, anywhere across New Zealand and beyond."

How does it work?

Courses usually consist of 10-20 students from 5-10 different schools across New Zealand.

Each school has an eDean who is responsible for providing on-site support for students and act as a point of contact for the teacher. Courses run using an online hub or class space which acts as the focal point for learning and interaction. These community spaces are developed by the teacher using their tool of choice – usually a google+ community. Mostcourses are fully online. Each class meets once a week using a video conference (using Google+ Hangouts) which acts as an important point of contact between teacher and students.

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Video: Learning online with NetNZ

What is NetNZ?

by NetNZ

NetNZ is a community of secondary and area schools from across New Zealand who work together to provide online learning opportunities for their students based on the New Zealand Curriculum.

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Course: Mathematics with Calculus and Probability (NCEA L2 - Mathematics)

by Robin Knox

Mathematics can be defined as the study of patterns, order and structure. A course in Level 2 Mathematics equips students for studies in most other areas of life. Studying Mathematics at this level develops reasoning, an ability to formulate and apply strategies, and to solve problems.

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Course: How do choices made by the New Zealand government impact the market? (NCEA L1 - Economics)

by Marina Krijgsman

Prices in the market are determined by the interaction of the choices made by consumers and producers. The interaction of these choices can be modelled and explained using the economic model of Demand and Supply.

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Course: Mathematics with Algebra (NCEA L2 - Mathematics)

by Robin Knox

Mathematics can be defined as the study of patterns, order and structure. A course in Level 2 Mathematics equips students for studies in most other areas of life. Studying Mathematics at this level develops reasoning, an ability to formulate and apply strategies, and to solve problems.

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Course: EVolocity programme - years 9 to 13

by Les Black

“Would you like to build and race your own electric vehicle in a guided programme. If so, EVolocity is the opportunity for you to join in the fun!”

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English Language Learning (ESOL)

by Madlen Kunath

Students learn to communicate in English using all language skills (listening, reading, speaking, writing, presenting, viewing).

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Course: Te Reo Māori (NCEA L1 - Te Reo Māori - Languages

by Tipene Winiata

The aim of this programme is that students can converse with understanding and confidence and use a range of strategies for learning te reo to communicate with others in situations where te reo and tikanga Maori are predominate.

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Course: Spanish (NCEA L2 - Spanish Language)

by Sarah McGoverne

Students learn to communicate in Spanish using more sophisticated language on a range of themes relevant to young adults.

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Course: Business Studies:The Lions Foundation YES Programme (Run Your own Business) (NCEA L2/3 - Business Studies)

by Phil Biddlecombe

YES challenges your students to form a small business with fellow students. Each YES company will create a product or service, which they will bring to market. Through the programme, your students will learn about concepts such as idea generation, business planning, finance, marketing and production.

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Course: Design and Visual Communication (NCEA L3 - DVC)

by Norm Wing

A design brief approach is used and students are encouraged to focus on topics which they are interested in.

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Course: Design and Visual Communication (NCEA L2 - DVC)

by Rebecca Archer

Design and visually communicate (DVC) skills learnt at level one will be enhanced and refined. This course allows creative design in an area to suit the student. This is the nuts and bolts of design and design presentation.

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Course: Design and Visual Communication (NCEA L1 - DVC)

by Rebecca Archer

This course is entry level into design that has a focus on learning how to design and how to present developed outcomes using a range of techniques like freehand, rendering, CAD and instrumental working drawings.

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Course: Theatre Form (NCEA L1-3 - Drama)

by Vicki Crawford

We explore Drama styles such as Elizabethan Theatre, via Shakespearean Monologues. (Sometimes we look at other Theatre forms like Melodrama and others)

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Course: Drama Styles (NCEA L1-3 - Drama)

by Vicki Crawford

Participants explore a play and communicate features of theatre form

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Course: Creating Drama (NCEA L1 - Drama)

by Vicki Crawford

This course is all about creating your own drama piece

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Course: Photography (NCEA L3 - Photography)

by Pip McKenzie

Students will generate and develop work in the field of digital photography.

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Course: English (NCEA L3 - via FarNet)

by FarNet

Level Three English is designed to fit around what you want to study and need to get out of this course.

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Course: English (NCEA L2 - via FarNet)

by FarNet

Level Two English is designed to give you access to the understanding, knowledge, and skills you need to explore and participate fully in the world.

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Course: Calculus (NCEA L3 via FarNet)

by FarNet

Calculus is a course designed for students with good algebra skills. Calculus is about using mathematics to solve problems.

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Course: Statistics (via FarNet)

by FarNet

This is a level 2 mathematics course designed to lead students into level 3 Statistics.

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Course: Photography (NCEA L2 - Via Volcanics)

by Volcanics

L2 Photography is a practical, hands on Photography course. Photography students will be selecting a genre of their choice (such as still life) and developing and clarifying their ideas through a photographic study.

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Pathway - Equine Studies (Star Funded Course)

by Farnet

Offered through Telford

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Pathway: Tongan (via FarNet)

by NetNZ

A full NCEA pathway in Tongan is available through FarNet

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Course: L3 Hospitality (via FarNet)

by Darren Sudlow

The aim of this course is to develop skills and knowledge that will lead either directly into the workforce, or act as a curriculum bridge between secondary and tertiary education, in the hospitality/health industry.

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Religious Studies (NCEA L1-3) Via Volcanics

by Maree Stewart

The Religious Studies course is based on the Understanding Faith Curriculum which is taught in all NZ Catholic Secondary Schools.

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Course: L2 Tourism (via HarbourNet)

by Sue McCarthny

Tourism is our fastest growing export product. This course will introduce you to the employment opportunities that this sector offers and can lead on to a Certificate of Tourism

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Course: L3 Spanish

by NetNZ

L3 Spanish is available via HarbourNet

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Pathway: Geography

by NetNZ

A full NCEA pathway is available via HabourNet, Volcanics, FarNet, And Welcom

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Electronics System Development

by Craig Jefferies

The aim of this course is to develop an electronics outcome of interest to students

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Pathway: Samoan Studies

by NetNZ

The study of Samoan is available from L1-3 via Farnet, Harbournet and Volcanics

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Pathway: German Language Studies

by NetNZ

German language study is available via HarbourNet and Volcanics

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Course: Introduction to Mandarin Chinese

by Wei Mao

This course will introduce students to the Chinese language and culture. Students will be introduced to Pinyin, the Chinese pronunciation, and understand and use simple Chinese.

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Course: Foundation Mandarin Chinese

by Wei Mao

This course builds on Beginner's Chinese and aims to prepare students for further study at the senior level

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Course: Programming and Computer Science (NCEA L3 – Digital Technology)

by Trevor Storr

This course will explore advanced programming techniques and Computer Science concepts.

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Course: Media Production (NCEA L2 - Media Studies)

by Sharee Knapp

Students will create a plan for a media product, which will be in the form of a school magazine.

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Course: Narrative Conventions and Target Audiences (NCEA L2 - Media Studies)

by Sharee Knapp

Students will study the narrative conventions of a television series.

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Course: French Language Study (2) (NCEA L1 - French)

by Marjorie Juhel

The aim of this course is to support students in developing the ability to understand and produce more complex language.

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Course: French Language Study (NCEA L1 - French)

by Marjorie Juhel

The aim of this course is to support students in developing the ability to understand and produce more complex language.

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Course: Using Xero Software Package (NCEA L2 - Accounting)

by Lynda Duncan

This course focuses on using an accounting software package.

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Course: Managing Your Debtors and Inventory (NCEA L2 - Accounting)

by Lynda Duncan

This course focuses on the Accounting Receivable and Inventory subsystems in Accounting.

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Course: Modern Korean History: Resilience, Innovation and Transformation (NCEA L2&3 - Korean Studies - Korean Language and Culture, History)

by Sue Kim

This course encourages effective communication in listening and responding, speaking and presenting, interacting, viewing/reading and writing.

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Course: Korean Society and Culture (NCEA L3 - Korean Studies - Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

This course encourages effective communication in listening and responding, speaking and presenting, interacting, viewing/reading and writing.

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Course: Celebrations in Korea (NCEA L3 - Korean Studies - Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

This course encourages effective communication in listening and responding, speaking and presenting, interacting, viewing/reading and writing.

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Course: Visitors to New Zealand (NCEA L2 - Korean Studies - Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

This course continues to build on the language and communication functions covered in NCEA Level one with the aim of developing more confidence in oral and written communication in Korean.

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Course: Reviewing a Cultural Activity (NCEA L2 - Korean Studies - Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

This course continues to build on the language and communication functions covered in NCEA Level one with the aim of developing more confidence in oral and written communication in Korean.

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Course: Planning a School Exchange (NCEA L1 - Korean Studies - Korean Language and Culture, Dance, Accounting)

by Sue Kim

The aim of this course is to equip students with basic spoken and written skills in modern Korean through the use of authentic multimedia materials and stimulating activities on topics relevant to students’ lives. Throughout the semester, students will be exposed to a learning environment enriched with spoken Korean. Intercultural Virtual Exchange and Planning a school Exchange with a school in Korea gives students the opportunity to speak with and learn from each other and offers a platform where students can further develop their skills in intercultural competence.

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Course: Virtual Exchange (NCEA L1 - Korean Studies - Korean Language and Culture, Dance and Accounting)

by Sue Kim

The aim of this course is to equip students with basic spoken and written skills in modern Korean through the use of authentic multimedia materials and stimulating activities on topics relevant to students’ lives. Throughout the semester, students will be exposed to a learning environment enriched with spoken Korean. Intercultural Virtual Exchange with a school in Korea gives students the opportunity to speak with and learn from each other and offers a platform where students can further develop their skills in intercultural competence.

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Course: My Town (Intermediate Korean - Korean Studies (Korean Language and Culture))

by Sue Kim

This course will introduce students to the Korean language and culture. Build on the base you developed in Beginners Korean Course.

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Course: Shopping (Intermediate Korean - Korean Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

This course will introduce students to the Korean language and culture. Build on the base you developed in Beginners Korean Course.

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Course: Holiday (Intermediate Korean - Korean Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

This course will introduce students to the Korean language and culture. Build on the base you developed in Beginners Korean Course.

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Course: Daily Life (Intermediate Korean - Korean Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

This course will introduce students to the Korean language and culture. Build on the base you developed in Beginners Korean Course.

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Course: Me and My Family (Beginners Korean - Korean Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

The course will give students opportunities to gain a positive and enjoyable experience of learning a new language and culture.

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Course: All About Me (Beginners Korean - Korean Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

The course will give students opportunities to gain a positive and enjoyable experience of learning a new language and culture.

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Course: Make a Change with Media (NCEA L2 – Digital Technology)

by Krista Carnihan

This course will explore how you can make a change with Digital Media.

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Course: Music and Music technology (NCEA L1-3)

by Sophia Bidwell

This is a course for students wanting to follow the Creative Arts pathway and is totally individualised for the student.

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Course: Programming and Computer Science (NCEA L2 – Digital Technology)

by Krista Carnihan

This course will explore advanced programming techniques and Computer Science concepts.

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Course: Programming fun with Python (NCEA L1 – Digital Technology)

by Krista Carnihan

This course will explore Python programming and Computer Science concepts.

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Course: Exploring the Great Kiwi Culture and Media Communication (NCEA L1 – Digital Technology)

by Krista Carnihan

This course will explore a way to help visitors to New Zealand to explore Kiwiana Culture.

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Course: Ethical Issues related to Well-being and Health Promotion Models (NCEA L3 - Health)

by Lynda Walsh-Pasco

This course will explore contemporary ethical issues in relation to well-being and will look at and explore Health promotion models.

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Course: Analyse a Health Issue and Health practices in New Zealand (NCEA L3 - Health)

by Lynda Walsh-Pasco

This course will explore a health issue in depth and explore current health practices in New Zealand.

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Course: MasterChef (Beginners Korean - Korean Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

The course will give students opportunities to gain a positive and enjoyable experience of learning a new language and culture.

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Course: Sexuality Issues and Adolescent Health (NCEA L2 - Health)

by Lynda Walsh-Pasco

Analyse issues related to sexuality and adolescent health and develop strategies to address issues.

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Course: Enhancing well-being and managing change (NCEA L2 - Health)

by Lynda Walsh-Pasco

Decide on an area of health that needs improvement in your community and carry out an intervention. Explore Mental Health strategies that enable individuals to manage change.

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Course: The Epic Effect. (NCEA L3 - Classical Studies)

by Rebecca Jeffery-Jones

This course will investigate and evaluate the lasting influences of the Roman epic, Virgil’s ‘Aeneid’, on other cultures across time, in a context of the student’s choice, such as, but not limited to, art, sculpture, literature, warfare, politics, media, women in leadership, psychology of grief. Although it is beneficial to have studied the Term 2 course ‘The Aeneid - Roman Culture’, it is not a prerequisite.

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Course: The Aeneid - Roman Culture (NCEA L3 - Classical Studies)

by Rebecca Jeffery-Jones

“Fortune favours the bold”, Virgil wrote in ‘The Aeneid’ 2000 years ago. This course will examine the culture and beliefs of those living in Ancient Rome through the journey of the hero Aeneas as he boldly flees Troy in the Trojan War and establishes the future of the glorious Roman civilisation. Virgil’s epic is a hero’s journey, tragic, romantic, violent, prophetic, and a warning to Augustus.

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Course: Social inquiry: beliefs, actions and rights (Senior Social Studies)

by Sam Wakelin

We now live in a globalised world, in a time where it is incredibly easy to communicate and interact with people from all different walks of life. There are many benefits to this increasing globalisation, however, there is also the potential for some challenges to arise.

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Course: Social agency #bringchange (NCEA L1-3 - Social Studies)

by Sam Wakelin

We now live in a globalised world, in a time where it is incredibly easy to communicate and interact with people from all different walks of life. There are many benefits to this increasing globalisation, however, there is also the potential for some challenges to arise.

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Course: Life in the Classical World through Art and Architecture (NCEA L3 - Classical Studies)

by Rebecca Jeffery-Jones

This course offers students an insight into Classical Mythology, Politics, and Religion, through examination of how they are depicted in art and architecture of Classical Greece and Rome. Students will investigate the ideologies illustrated in an artwork of their choice.

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Course: Applying Leadership skills and the Great Outdoors. (NCEA L3 - Physical Education.)

by Lynda Walsh-Pasco

Explore your leadership skills and assist others in physical activity. Organise and run an Outdoor Education Camp.

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Course: Training, strategies, physical activity, cultural events, bio-mechanics of a skill and the impacts of these on lifelong well being. (NCEA L3 - Physical Education)

by Lynda Walsh-Pasco

Choose an area of well-being that you would like to improve over 10 weeks. Explore your physical activity to date and devise strategies for the future. This course requires students to meet a set criteria in a practical setting. They can select from the menu of many different settings. Research and explore the underlying reasons for childhood obesity. Analyse a skill of your choice using Bio-mechanics.

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Course: The Impact on society of Sporting Events and Outdoor Education. (NCEA L2 - Physical Education)

by Lynda Walsh-Pasco

Students will explore a significant sporting event and the impact it has on them, others and society. A chance to explore the Outdoors and learn interpersonal skills and complete 2.4 (91330).

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Course: Biophysical Principles, Leadership strategies and Physical activities in an applied setting. (NCEA L2 - Physical Education)

by Lynda Walsh-Pasco

This course will cover basic anatomy, exercise physiology, bio-mechanics, skill learning and sports psychology. You will explore the Principles of training and how to apply them to a training programme. You will also learn Leadership strategies and applying them with students. Explore a practical application of prior skills to a choice of many physical activities or sports.

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Course: Philosophy - Ethics Today

by Darren Sudlow

This course explores the question of write and wrong with reference to a contemporary ethical issue of the student's choice.

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Course: Philosophic Inquiry

by Darren Sudlow

This course explores one big question related to an area of Philosophy. Learners engage in a term long group inquiry into this big question.

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Course: Towards Modernism - Style and Meaning

by Nicky Lewis

This course is to prepare students for two for the external examinations based on the Towards Modernism topic area.

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Course: Exploring Psychology (NCEA L2 - Psychology)

by Diane Austin

The complex ethical minefield of Psychological practice is researched in this course and students get the opportunity to delve into at least two Psychological fields.

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Course: An Introduction to Psychological Approaches and Debates (NCEA L2 - Psychology)

by Diane Austin

This course is designed to introduce students to Psychology and the study of human behaviour.

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Course: Probability and Statistical Inference (NCEA L3 - Statistics)

by Malcolm Wilson

By studying mathematics and statistics, you develop the ability to think creatively, critically and logically. You will learn to structure, process and communicate information, create models, predict outcomes, justify, verify, and find patterns and generalisations.

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Course: Statistics and Modelling (NCEA L3 - Statistics)

by Malcolm Wilson

By studying mathematics and statistics, you develop the ability to think creatively, critically and logically. You will learn to structure, process and communicate information, create models, predict outcomes, justify, verify, and find patterns and generalisations.

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Course: Style, Meanings, and Context - External topics (NCEA L3 - Art History)

by Philippa Mallinson

This course will prepare students for art history external examinations.

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Course: Making Meanings (NCEA L3 - Art History)

by Philippa Mallinson

How do Artists make meaning in Art?

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Course: Theoretical visions (NCEA L3 - Art History)

by Philippa Mallinson

How do big ideas impact on and influence art?

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Course: Why is art important? (NCEA L3 - Art History)

by Philippa Mallinson

This modular course explores why and how art has value to different groups of people.

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Course: School Life (Beginners Korean - Korean Studies (Korean Language and Culture)

by Sue Kim

The course will give students opportunities to gain a positive and enjoyable experience of learning a new language and culture.

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Course: Earth & Space Science (NCEA L2 - Physics)

by Kelvin Robertson

This Course is to provide support to students with a passion for the Earth, Stars & planetary systems and can support students wishing to undertake the practical Internals as well.

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Course: Electricity & Modern Physics (NCEA L3 - Physics)

by Kev Knowles

Using the context of Electricity Generation, supply and use this topic will cover various aspects of Modern Physics and Electrical Systems.

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Course: Waves & Mechanics (NCEA L3 - Physics)

by Kev Knowles

Using the context of Astro-Physics this module will cover various aspects of Waves and Mechanics.

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Course: Let's go on vacation (NCEA L2 - Japanese)

by Bronwyn Thomson

This course continues on from the first semester course - Exchange Student in Japan. The focus in this semester is on travel and tourism, leisure activities and festivals.

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Course: Exchange Student in Japan (NCEA L2 - Japanese)

by Bronwyn Thomson

This course continues to build on the language and communication functions covered in NCEA Level one with the aim of developing more confidence in oral and written communication in Japanese.

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Course: Japanese Language Studies 2 (NCEA L1 - Japanese)

by Sara Lake

This course integrates the core strands of language knowledge, communication and cultural knowledge. This course consolidates topics studied from year 9 and 10. Students should be able to understand more complex language and communicate beyond the immediate context e.g.past and future events and can understand and produce a variety of text types.

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Course: Japanese Language Studies 1 (NCEA L1 - Japanese)

by Sara Lake

This course integrates the core strands of language knowledge, communication and cultural knowledge. This course consolidates topics studied from year 9 and 10. Students should be able to understand more complex language and communicate beyond the immediate context e.g.past and future events and can understand and produce a variety of text types.

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Course: Investigating Micro-economic Concepts (NCEA L3 - Economics)

by Angela Mitchell

This module introduces micro-economic concepts used by households and businesses when making decisions. Students will be able to describe the new concepts and use models to explain each concept. They will be able to justify the implications on consumers, producers and/or the government.

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Course: The Efficiency of Markets (NCEA L3 - Economics)

by Angela Mitchell

Students will develop the skills to analyse markets in detail to explain if the situation achieves allocative efficiency. The markets may be influenced by factors influencing supply or demand or situations where the government has intervened.

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Course: Influences on the NZ Macro-economy (NCEA L3 - Economics)

by Angela Mitchell

This course will allow you to describe the current state of the NZ economy in relation to the goals of government, be able to explain the influence of both internal and external factors on those economic goals and analyse the best government policy to achieve these.

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Course: Why is Japan called the Land of the Rising Sun? (NCEA L3 - Japanese)

by Midori Sasaki

In this Japanese programme students build on the four language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking through varied learning activities.

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Course: The Positively Difference (NCEA L3 - Japanese)

by Midori Sasaki

In this Japanese programme students build on the four language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking through varied learning activities.

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Course: Nature and Nurture (NCEA L3 - Psychology)

by Ange Fox / Kirsten Taylor

Genetics and the environment; what makes us the way we are?

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Course: The Human Subject (NCEA L3 - Psychology)

by Ange Fox / Kirsten Taylor

Investigating the most interesting parts of psychology's long, sordid history and how we use it today.

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Course: Intercultural Mandarin Chinese (NCEA L1 - Chinese)

by Wei Mao

This Mandarin Chinese course utilizes an innovative teaching approach called intercultural language teaching to develop Chinese language learning in the intercultural dimension.

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Course: Introduction to Accounting (NCEA L1 - Accounting)

by John Douglas

This course provides students with a background to Accounting and provides the basics to further study in Accounting. It also provides students with information useful in their daily lives.

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Course: The Media and Society (NCEA L3 - Media Studies

by Michael Clark

Students explore how the media operates within societal contexts and how they themselves can understand the place of media in society.

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Course: Beginners Japanese 2 - Me and My Family (Y 7-13 - Japanese)

by Rebecca Wilson

Introduction to Japanese - Me and My Family

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Course: Beginners Japanese 1 - My Jikoshoukai (Y 7-13 - Japanese)

by Rebecca Wilson

Introduction to the Japanese language.

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Course: Spanish language (NCEA L1 - Spanish)

by Rhonda Knight

Building on the basics which have been learned up to year 10.

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Course: Visual Language in Art -Towards Modernism (NCEA L2 - Art History)

by Nicky Lewis

Students who study Art History not only learn to analyse and discuss art works but also develop critical thinking skills.

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Course: Financial Statements (NCEA L2 - Accounting)

by Lynda Duncan

This course focuses on the external offered for Level 2 Accounting.

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Course: Better Chinese Step by Step (2) (NCEA L3 - Chinese)

by Dr Lin Zeng

This subject focuses on both spoken and written modern standard Chinese (Mandarin), which is used throughout China, Singapore and Taiwan.

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Course: Better Chinese Step by Step (NCEA L2/3 - Chinese)

by Dr Lin Zeng

This subject focuses on both spoken and written modern standard Chinese (Mandarin), which is used throughout China, Singapore, and Malaysia and so on.

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Course: Employment and the Effects of Inflation (NCEA L2 - Economics)

by Sunny Yang

Economics is the subject that specializes in understanding how economics concepts and models provides a means of analysing contemporary New Zealand issues.

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Course: Economic growth and Government Policies (NCEA L2 - Economics)

by Sunny Yang

Economics is the subject that specializes in understanding how economics concepts and models provides a means of analysing contemporary New Zealand issues.

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Course: How do producer decisions impact on production?(NCEA L1 - Economics)

by Marina Krijgsman

Why do producers make decisions about production? How do the decisions made by producers about production impact on producers, employees and the wider community (society)?

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Course: An Introduction to Philosophy

by Darren Sudlow

This course runs for a term and overviews the key aspects of Philosophy. It is a good starting point for anyone new to the subject.

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Course: The interconnection of the New Zealand economy (NCEA L1 - Economics)

by Marina Krijgsman

The aim of this course is to explore the sectors that make up the New Zealand economy and the interdependent relationship between them. In the course we will explore some economic events and explore how an event can impact on one sector and flow on to other sectors.

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Course: Electronics Programming and Construction (NCEA L2 Electronics)

by Craig Jefferies

Using the Arduino Microprocessor to help exploring the ideas of analogue and digital inputs, processing voltage signals and controlling a range of output devices.

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Course: Electricity & Magnetism (NCEA L2 - Physics)

by Kelvin Robertson

This course is essential for students continuing in Physics but is also suitable for those with a specific interest or needing a theoretical background of core E-M concepts.

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Course: Waves (NCEA L2 - Physics)

by Kelvin Robertson

The course begins with looking at the application of mirrors and lenses as a means to understanding the properties of Light

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Course: Atomic & Nuclear (NCEA L2 - Physics)

by Kelvin Robertson

The focus of this is to develop an understanding of the Nature of the Atom (incl. historical models), Radioactivity, Fusion & Fission. Leading to Einstein's Mass - Energy equivalence.

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Course: The ‘Modern’ World & Our Debt to the Past (NCEA L2/3 - History)

by Carolyn Milne

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history. " Martin Luther King Jnr (1929 - 1968)

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Course: The Medieval World - A Microcosm of Our World? (NCEA L2/3 - History)

by Carolyn Milne

"Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it." George Santayana (1863 - 1952)

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Course: The Impact of the Ancient World (NCEA L2/3 - History)

by Carolyn Milne

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." Marcus Garvey (1887 - 1940)

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Course: The Mouse that Roared: The sinking of the Rainbow Warrior (NCEA L1 - History)

by Garry Brittenden

The course covers a very important period in New Zealand history. A time when we stood up to the major powers and earned the respect of the world by being 'the mouse that roared'.

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Course: An Event That Changed The World (NCEA L1 - History)

by Garry Brittenden

An opportunity for students to research and write about a History topic that interests them.

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Course: Standing up to Racism (NCEA L1 - History)

by Garry Brittenden

The course aims to show that when people stand together great things can happen. Links will be made to life in NZ and the students own lives.

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Course: Pompeii - uncovering the secrets within. (NCEA L2 - Classical Studies)

by Vicky Collins

This course will analyse and study some of the primary evidence that the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in 79 AD has provided us with. The artifacts that remain provide us with a fascinating insight into daily life in ancient Rome.

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Course: The Odyssey - Homeric Culture (NCEA L2 - Classical Studies)

by Vicky Collins

This course will examine the culture and beliefs of those living in Ancient Greece through the journey of the hero Odysseus as he returns home from the Trojan War. Why and how does this classic work of literature continue to resonate with us over 2000 years after its composition?

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Course: Influence of the Ancient World on Modern Culture (NCEA L2 - Classical Studies)

by Vicky Collins

This course starts by examining Classical Mythology with particular focus on the gods and heroes of Classical Greece. The lasting influence of these myths are examined through aspects of our modern popular culture.

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Course: Combined language and culture skills at the emergent communication stage and survival skills stage (Foundation Japanese - Y10)

by Koichi Tomita

The aim of the course is to consolidate the four skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking so that students develop fluency in communication and prepare for NCEA Level One.

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Course: Credit Top Up Course (NCEA L1-3)

by Bruce Knox

CTC is a tailored programme for students who have a chosen career path and want to gain the skills and experience needed to further their goals.

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Course: Agriculture, Horticulture and a bit of Agribusiness (NCEA L3 Ag/Hort Science)

by Jen Howden

This course looks at primary products and the production process within a mix of agricultural; and horticultural contexts.

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Course: Livestock Management Practices (NCEA L2 Ag/Hort Science)

by Jen Howden

Livestock Management Practices related to Reproduction, Development and Behaviour.

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Course: Land Use and Environmental Practices (NCEA L2 Ag/Hort Science)

by Jen Howden

Land Use and Environmental Practices related to the students local area.

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Course: Organic Chemistry (NCEA L3 Chemistry)

by Maree Pullar

The study of carbon chemistry and how spectroscopic data can be used to identify organic molecules.

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Course: Bonding and thermochemical principles (NCEA L3 Chemistry)

by Maree Pullar

This topic investigates the bonding in substances and their related properties . There are some energy calculations.

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Course: Oxidation - Reduction (NCEA L3 Chemistry)

by Maree Pullar

Redox is a type of chemical reaction in which the oxidation states of atoms are changed

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Course: Introduction to Organic Chemistry (NCEA L2 Chemistry)

by Maree Pullar

The chemistry of carbon compounds.

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Course: Bonding, structure and energy changes. (NCEA L2 Chemistry)

by Maree Pullar

This course involves giving an account of bonding, structure and properties of different substances and the energy involved in physical and chemical changes.

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Course: Introduction to oxidation-reduction and qualitative analysis. (NCEA L2 Chemistry)

by Maree Pullar

An oxidation-reduction (redox) reaction is any chemical reaction in which the oxidation number of a molecule, atom, or ion changes by gaining or losing an electron. Qualitative analysis is the identification of ions present in a substance.

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Course: Evolution of Living Things (NCEA L3 Biology)

by Denise Arkless

This course is all about understanding the evolutionary process of living things

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Course: Genes in NZ? (NCEA L3 Biology)

by Denise Arkless

Do we want Genetic Modification in NZ ?

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Course: Biology Living Things (NCEA L3 Biology)

by Denside Arkless

Animal and Plant behaviour is the study of how living things sense and respond to each other and the environment they live in.

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Course: Life Under the Microscope (NCEA L2 Biology)

by Jo Fissenden

This Biology course is based on cells and practical microscope use.

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UC Science Outreach: Local Research, Big Science

by Rodrigo Martinez-Gazoni

Local research, BIG science! will engage local communities, schools and families throughout New Zealand to undertake collaborative research projects in physics, chemistry and environmental sciences with local and global impact

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Course: I am what I am (NCEA L2 Biology)

by Jo Fissenden

This Biology course focuses on genetics and biology in society

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Course: Walk on the Wild Side (NCEA L2 Biology)

by Jo Fissenden

This course focuses on the Ecology strand of the Biology curriculum.

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The Creative Forest Programme: 2022

by Darren Sudlow

The Creative Forest Programmme is a partnership between Creative Forest Ltd and NetNZ that endeavours to engage learners in projects and interests within a distributed, connected environment.

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Opinion: Our Schooling Futures

by Darren Sudlow

With all the publicity, debate and discourse on the Schooling Future report and recommendations, I find myself once again returning to an article I have already rewritten once.

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Student View: NetNZ and Me

by Oak Roberts

Kia ora my name is Oak. I am a year 11 homeschooler, and this is my first year studying with NetNZ online, I am enrolled in NetNZ’s philosophy course for 2018. I am a passionate Shakespeare fan and I love all things algebra.

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Student Stories: Getting closer to my dream

by Hope Sole

Hello, my name is Hope Sole, and I’m year 12 student at Taradale High school

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Student Stories - Following my passion

by Elish Skeet

Eilish tells us about her experience in taking Beginner's Korean in 2018.

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After school: NetNZ and Tertiary Study

by Yvonne Mitchell

Former Cheviot Area School and NetNZ student gives an insight into the benefits 

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Student Perspective: Going at my own pace

by Niamh Attridge

I am a student at Marlborough Girls' College who is taking L1 Japanese online through NetNZ in 2017

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Why learn online? Looking beyond curriculum

by Darren Sudlow

If we are to prepare our learners for an ever changing world we need to see online learning as more than a bolt on to our local curriculum

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Korean and Kiwi kids meeting online

'Connected'

by Darren Sudlow

Approaches to online learning vary, but NetNZ is slowly developing a particular flavour of online learning that is ‘connected’. 

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How does it work?

by Darren Sudlow

Courses usually consist of 10-18 students from 5-10 different schools across New Zealand. 

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