College Course Guide 2020

At Huanui College academic standards are high and we take intellectual life seriously. At the College students are expected to work hard and we will help you to succeed, but we also hope you will enjoy your studies.

To get the most out of your next year at Huanui College, it is important to construct a course that will really suit your interests. Most of the subjects we teach will be familiar to you. Many students are keen to continue with subjects they know and this can work very well.

Nonetheless, you should take some time to explore our full list of courses. There are opportunities to start new subjects at Huanui College that you may never have considered and you should explore all your options before making a decision. Students should seek to enrol in courses that they will both enjoy and know that they can properly manage.

Sometimes students start with a specific career in mind and try to choose their subjects accordingly. You should, however, take the time to research your course fully and to think about the time required to spend working on it at Huanui College. No matter how keen you are to follow a particular career path, you also need a genuine passion for your subject as an academic discipline. Those who focus too narrowly on career prospects in choosing their course may not find the intensive work at Huanui College enjoyable enough and, as a consequence, struggle to retain their motivation.

Most of our students go to further study and research, using the material that they have covered in their courses directly in subsequent degree and career paths. Do remember, however, that employers are interested in your capacity for study at degree level, which includes general skills such as ability to learn quickly, analyse problems, communicate effectively and meet high expectations under pressure, to name just a few.

With so much choice available to students in the Senior School, and the very real possibility that they may not have determined their future career direction, it is understandable if they have difficulty selecting their courses; however, it is necessary to begin the process of selecting options and potential career pathways as early as possible.

All courses offered are subject to a minimum number of students selecting the course. Every endeavour has been made to ensure that the information provided here is accurate at the time of publication. Students and parents are alerted to the practice of courses under ongoing review, which may result in some changes.

Students’ choice of options will determine next year’s College timetable and enable the College to plan for staffing and department resources. The College timetable is constructed on the initial student selection of options. Therefore, the first choice of subjects selected by the student is very important and students should consider their selections very carefully and be realistic in their planning for 2020. The College will endeavour to meet all student option choices, although this cannot be guaranteed and students should maintain some flexibility in their course planning. This also applies to students wishing to change their original selections. Once the timetable is constructed, the scope for changing a subject is limited.

Students should be aware that tertiary courses of study are adapting to a rapidly changing career world and that they need to be aware of changing course entrance requirements and available courses of study. It is the responsibility of students to keep current with tertiary course entry requirements.

I hope that the information provided on these pages will assist in the planning for future courses of study and possible career options. The essential ingredient to this process is to make informed decisions and to seek advice from a range of people. Students who thrive in their studies will have a genuine curiosity for their chosen course and will enjoy the process of learning, by challenging themselves.

Philip Coombe - Principal

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