Academic opportunities


The tutor teacher in each class at the Preparatory School teaches the following curriculum:

The Preparatory School has use of the College facilities which are set in attractive grounds. Students are taught in well-resourced classrooms and enjoy excellent specialist facilities, such as, new gymnasium, new library/resource centre, computer suites, music suites, art and technology suites.

Specialist teachers in the College teach the following subjects:

Academic opportunities

 •  Maths/Science Badge Scheme

 •  Speech and debating competitions

 •  Merit Awards – rewarding work ethic and positive attitude

 •  Incentive Award Scheme – rewarding participation, leadership, achievement

 •  International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English,
    Mathematics, Science, Writing, Spelling

 •  Otago Problem Solving Challenge (Mathematics) – all students participate

 •  Kids Literature Quiz

 •  Nelsomathix – Maths Problem Solving Team Challenge

 •  Science Fair (Biennial College based)

 •  General Knowledge Quiz – College based

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