Year 8 into Year 9

As a future year 9 student at MBC you will have an exciting and varied timetable of different subjects. Unlike your current school, at MBC you will have a range of different courses that you will study. These will be with different teachers and in different parts of the school. The courses are designed to teach you the skills you will need when you move onto NCEA later in the school. They also should excite and inspire you.

Our Year 9 Junior curriculum programme is based on the eight learning areas of the New Zealand Curriculum:

  • English
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Arts
  • Languages
  • Technology

English, Mathematics and Statistics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education and Health form the core of the Year 9 programme and you will study these as either full, or half-year courses. 

Arts and Technology courses are taught as one-term Elective courses where you have a choice of:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Design & Graphics
  • Digital Technology
  • Food Technology 
  • Technology

You will choose and study up to five of these courses.

Teo Reo Māori is offered as a three-term optional course - this would replace Social Studies.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) is offered as a full-year optional course, replacing English. 


Next steps

Use the menu on the left to select 'overview' and then 'year 9 subjects' to look at what you learn in each of the subjects.

When you enrol online for the school, there will be an online form to complete with your option choices at the same time.