The Switch Project
The Switch Project offers an integrated curriculum for Year 9 and 10 students. The Switch Project is an exciting initiative for students who wish to be involved in an integrated approach to learning. This innovative curriculum is based on developing learning, leaders and change-makers who use knowledge meaningfully in our local community across the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Technology, Arts PE and Health. The first pilot programme ran in Year 9 in 2019 and will be extended to Year 10 for 2020 as well as retaining it in Year 9. Our students are entering a different world to that of their parents and teachers, with new job and learning opportunities. These opportunities need students that can think deeply about issues, solve problems creatively, communicate clearly in a variety of media, learn ever-changing technologies and deal with multiple sources of information. Most importantly, these opportunities need students who can adapt thoughtfully to different situations and take ownership of their learning and actions. It is with these opportunities in mind that we have designed The Switch Project curriculum. The Switch Project aims to develop global competencies through six areas of deep learning such as Character, Citizenship, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking. Students will spend approximately 18 hours a week in The Switch Project. For the remainder of the time they will learn alongside other students in a range of option subjects and mixed year level groups at whanau time.