Learning and Experiences
International students are offered “English for Speakers of Other Languages” (ESOL) courses as part of their academic study if required. ESOL is a formal subject choice for students whose first language is not English and can be taken during the academic year along with other academic subjects.
One purpose of ESOL is to help support students with the English language demands at School. Students in Years 11-13 can gain English Language Unit Standards which count towards NCEA. Year 13 students may also be assisted in gaining University Entrance Literacy. In addition, some teacher aide assistance may be available in mainstream classes, especially for Year 9 and Year 10 students.
Experiences Outside the Classroom
Occasionally, there are classroom trips offered to ESOL class students to places such as Auckland Zoo; night markets; cultural festivals and out of Auckland trips. These trips may have a small cost per person attached to them.