Whanau classes

Year 9 Form ClassAt Years 9, 10 and 11  students are placed in horizontal form classes with other students of the same year level. This gives the whānau teacher the chance to address issues specifically pertaining to this year level. It is also an effective way for students to adjust to high school. Students in the junior school remain with their whānau classes for several subject classes.


The school has a Vertical Form structure for students in Year 12 – 13. These students remain in the same whānau class throughout College. They meet together every day with their whānau teacher for administration tasks, pastoral support and team building.


Senior students are provided with more opportunities to lead and support junior students both in their whānau class and by being mentors with Year 9 students through our Stars programme. The whānau teacher keeps a record of academic progress, attendance and pastoral record.