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In Year 10, we build on the basics of the French language covered in Year 9.

After a quick revision of all the previously studied topics and grammar, the students will cover the following topics in French:

  • Numbers, counting, telling time
  • Talking about schools, sports...
  • Describing the weather
  • Describing people, things and situations
  • Having basic conversations e.g. in the shop, restaurant...
  • Talking about future plans (future tense)
  • Giving opinions about people, things and situations
  • Talking about the past (past tense)

Through all these topics, the students will practice and gain confidence in the four skills, important for all languages: reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking and writing.

Cultural focus:

  • We will also focus on French everyday life and culture.
  • We will also watch ad discuss 2 French movies in class.

In Food Technology, students will gain knowledge and experience in designing and producing a range of food products. Students will focus on learning new culinary skills and techniques, which will be show cased in dishes and products prepared and presented.

Course Content.

Unit One : Design a gourmet burger.
Students will design and prepare burgers. An in - class competition will be run in conjunction with this course. A school trip to a local burger franchise will be organized.

Unit Two: "Whose pies are best?"
An investigation into the development of healthy, low fat pies is undertaken. A school trip will be organized, to Dad's Pies, to show the production of pies in industry.

Unit Three: Prepare and present finger foods for a special occasion. Fundraise for SPCA cupcake day.
Students learn how to plan for a special occasion, and plan, prepare and present a finger food for a special occasion.

Students get an opportunity to fundraise for SPCA by producing and selling cupcakes

Unit Four: Nutritional guidelines for healthy teenagers.
Students will focus on the practical aspect in preparing and presenting healthy two course meals for teenagers.

By the end of the course, students will be able to hold simple conversations about their families, pets, friends, and leisure time. This Japanese course is a combination of four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Objectives:

Students will learn to:

  • GIVE A SPOKEN PRESENTATION in Japanese that communicates a personal response on a number of topics in class.
  • INTERACT using spoken Japanese to communicate personal information, ideas and opinions in different situations.
  • LISTEN and understand spoken Japanese including instructions, CDs, songs, DVD's and other students.
  • READ and understand written Japanese including instructions, passages and conversations from their workbooks and magazines.
  • WRITE fluent Japanese on their own, producing cards, letters, posters and short dialogues.
  • DISCOVER various aspects of Japanese culture: the geography of Japan, the famous places in Japan, festivals in Japan, tasty Japanese food, and Japanese school life and others.

Course Content:

Topics:

  • Fantastic families: Family members, counting people
  • Talking about families: Working and studying, te-form
  • Describing families: Likes and dislikes, abilities
  • Showing house: Different parts of a house, describing houses
  • Describing pets: Colours, counting animals
  • Where things are: Position words, allow to do and not allow to do
  • Leisure: Want to do and don't want to do, the weather
  • Eating out: Eating and ordering food in a restaurant
  • Shopping: Asking for prices and places, shopping in a department store

Students have the opportunity to learn a diverse range of drawing skills. Topics are mostly project based. This means that students have to find a solution to a design problem within a set context. They will follow a design process to arrive at a potential solution and then present this solution using a variety of drawing modes and media.

Drawing skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Freehand sketching
  • Shading and rendering
  • Orthographic drawing
  • Isometric drawing
  • Two and three dimensional geometric shapes
  • Surface developments
  • Pro/Desktop (3D Computer Modelling)

Other skills include:

  • Language of design
  • Principles of function
  • Packaging labels

This option is essential for students wishing to take up Level 1 Graphics. Students are expected to supply their own drawing tools as per stationery list.

The Year 10 Māori option is designed primarily to give students the necessary skills and language ability to undertake the NCEA Te Reo Māori course.

The programme continues to work through the Te Matapuna texts and workbooks started in Year 8. These texts give all the necessary language background required.

The course also includes cultural components such as haka waiata, powhiri and other aspects of Maori culture and life.

Therefore the course not only prepares students for the academic requirements for NCEA but also a general understanding and involvement in Maori Language and Culture.

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