Hornby High School

Our Curriculum

We are proud to be a school where all students can make their mark and set their direction for life after secondary school.

Hornby High School is also proud to be one of seven fantastic schools (the Uru Mānuka Cluster) which have been part of Manaiakalani Outreach Programme since 2015. We work collaboratively to accelerate student achievement through the Learn, Create, Share, pedagogy. Our aim is for students to be empowered, visible, and connected, and whose learning can occur anywhere, any time.

Since 2018, the kura has been trialling and tweaking various curriculum innovations, and evolving our timetable structures. In 2021 and 2022, the Timetable 2023 Taskforce focussed on four broad priorities for timetable change. 2023 is the year in which the biggest structural changes to our timetable took place. 

  • Renewed commitment to Wānanga (extended learning advisory), extending Wānanga provision to the full school (Year 7 – 13) 
  • Greater consistency and predictability in how the timetable caters to Year 7 & 8 learners and teachers. 
  • Longer periods of learning, or a mix of short and long periods 
  • Structures to provide more choice and agency for learners in Years 7 – 10. 
Course Information

Information for Junior through to Senior