Students in this important age group have the security of dedicated homeroom teachers, who are enthusiastic about building on the learning foundations laid at primary school. At Kaikorai Valley College, it is our aim to support students through the transition from primary school to secondary schooling.
This is achieved through:
a supportive but challenging environment
a strong pastoral care network
opportunities for student leadership and success
peer support from older students.
A strong link between home and school
Spending two years with us in the Year 7 and 8 department also provides students with an easier transition into the secondary area of the school. They have often already been taught by our specialist subject teachers and have established friendship groups with their peers, as well as having made many friends with our senior students. Leading into their high school years, they already feel 100% part of the Kaikorai Valley College whānau.
Students in Year 7 and 8 benefit from the expertise offered by teachers who are trained specialists in Art, Music, Drama, Dance, Technology, Languages, Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Science.
LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS
Our experienced staff are experts in catering for the needs of all learners. Whether requiring learning support or extension activities, all students are catered for within differentiated learning groups.
Some of the extension opportunities offered are:
Otago Maths – Problem Solving Competitions
Science and Technology Fairs
Individual extension opportunities
Differentiated learning opportunities across the curriculum that cater for all needs
We have a dedicated Sports' Coordinator who encourages students to participate and represent Kaikorai Valley in numerous summer and winter sports teams. Participation is strongly encouraged and many opportunities are available for all students.
As with sport, there are a large number of extra-curricular cultural and arts-based activities for students to participate in. Details about the wide-ranging activities, events and opportunities for students can be found on the Activities tab on this website.
Extension opportunities for students
- ICAS English, Writing, Mathematics, Science and Computing Competitions,
- Otago Maths – Problem Solving Competitions
- Speech Competitions
- Science & Technology Fairs
- Individual extension opportunities
We have a dedicated Sports Coordinator who encourages students to participate and represent Kaikorai Valley in numerous summer and winter sports teams.
Students can also take part in many school events such as golf, athletics and cross country. Our Year 7 students also have swimming lessons.
- Speech competitions
- Drama & Theatre Sports
- School Council
- Music Tuition (guitar, keyboard, drums…anything!)
- Kapa Haka
Comments from current students
“I chose KVC for my new school and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’ve made heaps of new friends.” (Year 7 Boy)
“I chose KV because of all the opportunities available to the kids.” (Year 7 Girl)