Curriculum

Freyberg’s extensive curriculum covers:


Our music programme is nationally acclaimed with over 400 students taking individual music tuition.
The Sports Academy provides special programmes for elite sportspeople and the Performing Arts Academy provides special programmes for elite Dancers, Musicians and Drama students.
The Languages Academy is a popular Academy teaching New Zealand Sign and Japanese. Students are provided an opportunity to engage in interactive activities in their target languages as well as participate in activities outside the classroom with a global focus and achieve to potential.  
Māori Arts Academy- Te Poutama Kahurangi allows students who are passionate about Te Reo Māori me ōna tikanga and who are willing to develop their language skills and proficiency in all core subject areas.
Our Students in Year 13 are currently studying at Scholarship level in a variety of subjects.



Compulsory classes and options choices:​​​​​​​


Year 9

For most of the year all Year 9 students are engaged in English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, and Science learning.

They also have the opportunity to experience 6-week programmes in all of the following areas: Art, Dance, Digital Technology, Drama, Food, Health, Japanese, Materials Technology, Music, NZ Sign Language, Te Reo Maori.

An extension programme in Performance Music is also offered at Year 9.


Year 10

Compulsory:
English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Health & Physical Education, and Science.


Choose:
​​​​​​​Students are able to choose full year and/or half-year options. Students can either choose two full year options OR one full year option and two half-year options OR four half-year options.


Year 11

Compulsory:
English, Mathematics, Science.

Choose: 
​​​​​​​Three options/electives.


Year 12

Compulsory:
There are no compulsory subjects but students need to choose a course which offers Level 1 Literacy or Numeracy if they have not yet gained these credits.

Choose:
​​​​​​​
Five
 options/electives. Students are also timetabled into an Independent Learning class.


Year 13

Compulsory:
Nothing – although care should be taken that a student’s full course of subjects meets all the requirements for University Entrance (including UE literacy), if needed.

Choose:
Five options/electives and one study line.


Junior Diploma


​​​​​​​The Year 10 Junior Diploma has been developed to help motivate and guide Year 10 students in their preparation for NCEA. It is designed to encourage both academic Achievements as well as Attitudes and work habits that will ensure students are prepared for the senior school.


​​​​​​​Junior Diploma Downloads:


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Subjects We Offer



  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • ​​​​​​​Earth and Space Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Calculus
  • Statistics
  • Business Studies
  • Japanese
  • NZ Sign Language
  • Music
  • Media Studies
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Employment Skills
  • Creative Fashion
  • Early Childhood
  • History​​​​​​​
  • Physical Education
  • Sport & Exercise Science
  • Health
  • Concept Design
  • Fabrication
  • Economics
  • Digital Technology
  • Robotics
  • Gateway​​​​​​​
  • Hospitality
  • Art
  • Photography
  • ​​​​​​​Printmaking
  • Product and design
  • Tourism
  • Māori
  • Māori Performing Arts
  • Geography
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Engineering​​​​​​​
  • Carpentry

Students are encouraged to study a broad curriculum which offers many pathways to excellence.