Our Curriculum

At Selwyn College our key priority is student achievement. We recognise that students need to develop the knowledge and skills for a lifetime of learning, so they can enjoy rich and worthwhile lives. Hence, it is of central importance to us that we build each student’s capacity to be an effective learner who achieves their personal best academically.

YEARS 9 & 10

The curriculum for Year 9 students attending Selwyn College is based on the NZ Curriculum. It is designed to promote a broad and balanced education, with an emphasis on the knowledge, skills, values and competencies necessary for academic success in the senior school and beyond. The vision is to develop young people who will be confident, connected, actively involved, lifelong learners.

Year 9 & 10 students study courses in the eight Learning Areas identified in the NZ Curriculum. See our Course books for more information – Year 9  and Year 10

All of these courses develop in students the five Key Competencies identified in the NZ Curriculum which are needed for a lifetime of learning and success.


Year 11 students study towards a Selwyn Certificate of Achievement. They must study English and Mathematics and then choose four other courses. Year 11 Course Guide.

Students in Years 12-13 are entered into courses studying towards NCEA Levels 2-3.

Year 12 students study English and then choose five other courses. Year 12 Course Guide

Year 13 students choose five courses. Year 13 Course Guide