NCEA L2 & 3 Hono - Connect -Dive A
Teacher in Charge: Mr C. McMurtrie
Hono (Connect) is a course based around the ocean, boating and diving. The purpose of this course is around connection. Connection to the ocean, connection to important areas in Marlborough, connection with traditional ways to harvest and prepare Kai Moana, connection with whānau and the community and connection with local industry groups.
If selecting this Semester A or B course, you will complete 2 compulsory units. One around harvesting and preparing Kai Moana and the other around the safe use of boats. You will also have the opportunity to work with the Blenheim Dive Centre and gain either your PADI open water SCUBA (tanks) dive certificate or your PADI free dive certificate.
We will be trying to make this course as hands on as possible and there will be a mixture of class based learning, dive work in the stadium pool, boat trips in the sounds and open water diving.
We will also be working with industry groups such as King Salmon to learn how their industry runs. There may be further opportunities in these industries if students want to pursue.
-Intro to diving
-intro to boat masters certificate
-Collecting kai moana
-Gaining dive certificates
-Open water diving
If selecting this Semester B course, you will complete 2 compulsory units. One around harvesting and preparing Kai Moana and the other around the safe use of boats. You will also have the opportunity to work with the Blenheim Dive Centre and gain either your PADI open water dive certificate or your PADI free dive certificate.
Recommended Prior Learning
No prior learning required but an enthusiasm for the ocean, diving and boating would be helpful
Contributions and Equipment/Stationery
The optional dive aspect of this course (SCUBA or Free) will come with an additional cost to students / parents.
Any dive equipment you already have would be helpful but not necessary.
Assessment InformationInternally assessed unit standards. (online)
Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.