ESOL Programmes

ESOL Programme

Primary School (Year 1-6)

  • Students have three sessions a week in a small group with an ESOL teacher.
  • Students receive English language teaching that supports their class learning and levels, which includes hands-on activities that focus on oral language, listening, reading and writing activities.
  • They will also build their knowledge and understanding of NZ and NZ culture and have opportunities to share their own.

Middle School (Year 7-9)

  • Students have up to 3 sessions a week in a small group based on their needs with and ESOL teacher.
  • Students receive English language teaching that supports and develops their oral language, listening, reading and writing skills.
  • They will learn about New Zealand and our culture and have opportunities to share their own.

Secondary School (Year 10-13

  • At Year 10, students have three sessions a week to support them in their academic learning.
  • From Year 11 the learners work toward NCEA unit standard credits – up to 15 credits per year. The standards cover reading, writing and listening/speaking skills, which assist them in their mainstream classes.
  • Practical activities as well as book work to assist the students’ learning in a caring environment.
  • Working with students (individual basis and as required) with their academic work, helping them to gain the necessary credits for their tertiary studies.
  • A programme that is tailored to Year 13 students to help prepare them for tertiary studies.
  • Students learn about our culture in New Zealand and have opportunities to share their own culture.