Our vision for English at Katikati College aligns with the New Zealand Curriculum:

“English is about connecting with others and their ideas and communicating our own.

English is about exploring our identities and building relationships.

English is about finding and nurturing a voice to tell our stories and developing an ear to hear the stories of others. In doing so, we begin to understand where and how we all belong.

As our ideas meet and merge with new ideas, magic happens.”

In Junior English students have the opportunity to develop their skills in a range of language areas including speaking, listening, reading, writing, viewing and presenting.

When making meaning, students receive information and ideas – they listen to, read, and view texts. This includes novels, short stories, poetry, films, news articles, and other non-fiction texts.

When creating meaning, students produce information and ideas – they speak, write, and present a range of texts, including creative writing, formal writing, visual images, and presentations.

Year 9 Katikati College debaters prepare to debate at Waihi College.

In Senior English students build upon the foundations they have acquired in our Junior English programme, developing their language and literacy skills in areas that …

  • are designed to address student needs and interests
  • are coherent and have meaning for students
  • include content and contexts that students will connect with their wider lives
  • offer students choice.

Students will engage with a wide range of texts, including novels, short stories, poetry, biographies, films, advertising, and digital texts. Students will produce work for NCEA Level assessment, including those that meet all literacy requirements.


For detailed course information follow the link in yellow and choose the subject you are interested in from the menu on the left hand side of the page. Course Information - Language and Literacies - English

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