"Relationships between teachers and students, and among students, are positive and affirming."
Our aim is to provide the education best suited to the needs of our student and the community that we serve, and we stress the importance of an academic curriculum that offers junior students a wide choice of subjects and seniors an academic programme that will prepare them well for tertiary studies and their future career.
Our timetable is structured so that students can study subjects at different levels in the same year.
CHOICE OF NCEA & CAMBRIDGE
Our senior students have the unique opportunity to choose from two education pathways, NCEA or Cambridge (CAIE) both of which offer a wide range of subjects to suit the individual interests and strengths of each student.
Advancement through course enrichment enables capable Year 9 and 10 students to be extended and well prepared for NCEA Endorsement or CAIE A*/A grades in Year 11. There is acceleration in Mathematics (NCEA or CAIE) from Year 10 onwards.
At senior level, our Scholars' Academy is designed to extend and enrich senior students academically through workshops and tutorials.
Our Learning Development Department works with individual students to support their learning, including the provision of Special Assessment Conditions where necessary. For those students who have particular needs which cannot fully be met in mainstream classes, our Learning Support programme offers a semi-homeroom situation with individual and small-group teaching.
From 2022 Avondale College will be a Bring Your Own Device school, and students will need to bring suitable digital device to class. Our experience of remote teaching and learning over the past two years has demonstrated that the use of a digital device can considerably enhance a student’s education experience inside and outside the classroom. Many students already own a device that they can bring to school or have been loaned one by the College.
For those families who wish to purchase a device for their child for next year, we have teamed up with PBTech who offer a full range of quality devices to choose from. Further information can be found here: https://www.pbtech.co.nz/education/byod/avondale-college
We appreciate that purchasing a device might be a stretch for some families, so if you would like to enquire about our small number of load devices, please contact your Dean.
To find out about recommended device specifications and more, please download the PDF below.