During Years 7 - 10 students will be given the opportunity to study a broad range of subjects in order to discover their interests and strengths before choosing subjects in the senior school.

Classes are multi-level and stay together for all of their subjects. These classes are taught by specialist teachers as opposed to the homeroom or one teacher primary school model.

Each year students study English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Health, and Physical Education

In addition to this they study eight other subjects (four a year) over a two year rotation of:

  • Maori 
  • Visual Art
  • Music
  • Digital Technology
  • Design Technology
  • Food Technology

Year 7&8 Food Technology class

Northern Southland College Year 7&8 Digital Technology class

Students study English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Health and Physical Education in their year levels. They then choose four option subjects from the list below, these are delivered as multi-level classes:

  • Agriculture/Horticulture
  • Business Studies
  • Design and Visual Communication
  • Design Technology
  • Digital Technology
  • Enterprise Studies
  • Food Technology
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Art

Northern Southland College Year 9&10 Physical Education class

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2019 Course Booklet to be added in late 2018.

Students begin to specialise in the senior school as they work towards NCEA. We meet the range of diverse needs of our students by offering both academic and vocational courses. Programmes are individualised for students using work experience, GATEWAY and STAR programmes. Students also study using the NET NZ online network and Te Kura where appropriate. See the senior course booklet for all the subjects on offer.

Northern Southland College senior students chemistry class

NSC Senior students get a taste of agriculture