Students will learn about living things and how they interact with each other and the environment. The emphasis is on the biology and horticulture of New Zealand.
By studying the physics and electronics students gain an understanding of interactions between parts of the physical world.By studying chemistry students are better able to understand science-related challenges, such as environmental sustainability and the development of new materials. (NZC)
Classics and History can be studied from Year 11. Students learn about how past events, experiences, and actions and the changing ways in which these have been interpreted over time. This helps them to understand the past and the present and to imagine possible futures.
Students learn about the ways in which people participate in economic activities and an understanding of their role in the economy.
By means of the drama and dance that students create and perform, students reflect and enrich the cultural life of HVHS, whanau and our community.
Students are guided and supported to make decisions about their vocational pathway. Students are helped to develop their own individual education plan, so they are better informed and able to make better choices to meet their goals.
Students study, use, and enjoy language and literature communicated orally, visually, or in writing. (NZC)
Design and Visual Communication
Learning a language provides a means of communicating with people from another culture and exploring ones' own personal world. Te Reo Maori, Spanish, French, Japanese and German can be studied at HVHS.
Students explore relationships in quantities, space, and data and learn to express these relationships in ways that help them to make sense of the world around them. (NZC)
In music education, students work individually and collaboratively to explore the potential of sounds and technologies for creating, interpreting, and representing music ideas. As they think about and explore innovative sound and media, students have rich opportunities to further their own creative potential.(NZC)
Students experience the New Zealand outdoors through challenging practical programmes designed to encourage personal and social development.
Students learn about their own well-being, and that of others and society in health-related and movement contexts.
Students explore how the natural physical world and science itself work so that they can participate as critical, informed, and responsible citizens in a society in which science plays a significant role.
Students explore how societies work and how they themselves can participate and take action as critical, informed, and responsible citizens.
In technology, students learn to be innovative developers of products and systems and discerning consumers who will make a difference in the world. (NZC)
Located at the front eastern entrance to the school is the Learning Support Unit or LSU.
The visual arts develop students’ conceptual thinking within a range of practices across drawing, sculpture, design, painting, printmaking, photography, and moving image.