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Learning and Experiences

Subject Choices

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.

News & Events

Wednesday Bell Time Change
As communicated previously, on Wednesdays, students should be in their whaanau roopuu (form class) by 9.40am, as staff professional learning has moved to Wednesday mornings…
2021 Centenary
SAVE THE DATE – 22 to 24 October 2021 for the Key Event! We hope you can join us! Our new PHS Centenary page on…

BYOD for Learning

With the resurfacing of COVID in our region and changes in
Alert Levels causing students to continue their learning from home, having a
reliable device at home to access online learning, remain connected with
teachers, and receive feedback about their work makes 
BYOD more essential than
ever.

Click here for a reminder of our BYOD recommendations.