In Year 9 & 10, learners continue to develop their sense of identity and turangawaewae.
Our students are given real opportunities to develop their social actions and collaborations through Environment Southland and Enviroschools projects.

Their naturally curious nature is encouraged and explored in a safe whãnau environment.
Students transition through the middle years developing further their understanding of the pathway to further study and adulthood.


All students continue to build on the foundations of Literacy and Numeracy. They enjoy specialist science teaching, preparing students for the specialist Chemistry, Biology and Physics areas they will take in Years 12 & 13.

Te Reo/ Te Ao Māori
All students in Years 7-10 will learn Te Reo/ Te Ao Māori. At Aparima College we recognise Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa New Zealand and support all students to participate and protect Māori as equal Treaty Partners.


In German, in Y9 and Y10, students learn about the German language and the culture of German-speaking countries. We explore the differences and similarities between the English and the German language. Students will be able to use basic German phrases for greetings, to talk about themselves, their families, their hobbies and much more. We play games, watch video clips and use the online platform Education Perfect to practice our German language skills.

Taster Courses
Students experience a range of taster courses throughout Year 7-10 including Woodwork/Construction, Food Technology, Agriculture (Year 9/10), Digital and Visual Communication and German (Year 9/10).

Health and PE

Students enjoy a comprehensive Health and PE programme this includes lessons and opportunities to engage with sport-specific coaches and health professionals.


Social Sciences
At Aparima College our Social Science Department strive to increase the knowledge of national and local histories whilst developing critical inquiry skills. Learning about history requires thinking critically about historical events, people, and places and considering why they still matter today. Young New Zealanders now learn about the place they live in, drawing on evidence to uncover a narrative to tell a story, to find truths.
Ka pū te ruha, ka hao te rangatahi.
When the old net is at an end, the new net goes fishing.

Junior Pathways View

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