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Friday 21 July 2023 | Written by Supplied | Published in Education, National


Apii Te Uki Ou launches ‘refreshed’ Junior College programme
Apii Te Uki Ou board members and staff at the public information evening held on Wednesday night. SUPPLIED/23072020

Apii Te Uki Ou has launched a ‘refresh’ to their Junior College (Year 7 to 9) programme that is designed to prepare students for success in their senior years and beyond.

A public information evening was held at the school on Wednesday night with great attendance and engagement from the parents and teachers alike. The new programme includes a number of enhancements, including:

  • Extension programmes that provide opportunities for students to challenge themselves and learn new things.
  • A tailored Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) programme that helps students explore their interests and develop career pathways.
  • Subject teachers for Junior College who are dedicated to providing personalised learning experiences for each student.
  • The integration of technology in the classroom, which allows students to learn in a more engaging and interactive way.

In addition to these academic programmes, the Junior College programme also includes a number of privileges for senior students, including an international exchange programme for Year 9 students, a special break out space for Year 9 students, weekly out of school experiences, a tuck shop and outdoor areas and bathroom exclusively for seniors.

In a statement, Apii Te Uki Ou said the school is also committed to providing a nurturing environment that supports the holistic development of its students. This includes a focus on pastoral care, as well as structure and opportunities to engage with all areas of the curriculum (hands on science, enterprise, social sciences etc). 

“We are also looking specifically at seamless transitions to next steps in the child’s education, with the introduction of timetables for class movement, this will develop self management and organisational skills as well as learning to relate to and work with a range of peers and teachers in a range of contexts.”

Acting principal of Apii Te Uki Ou, Kim Noovao, said: “We are excited to with the refresh to our Junior College. This programme is designed to provide our students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their senior years and beyond. We believe that this programme will give our students the best possible chance of achieving their goals.”

"We are committed to providing our students with the best possible education,” said Noovao. “The new Year 9 programme is designed to challenge and inspire our students, and to prepare them for success in their senior years and beyond.”

One of the changes will be class rotation for the Year 7 to 9 classes starting as early as Term 3 this year.

One student, who asked to remain anonymous, said that the new programme is “a great way to challenge myself and learn new things. I’m excited about staying at Te Uki Ou for Year 9!”

“I’m really enjoying the writing extension class with Mr Bennett, and I’m learning a lot,” said the student. “I’m looking forward to all the privileges I’ll have when I get to Year 9, especially the international exchange!”

The refreshed programme is a significant step forward for Apii Te Uki Ou. It is a programme that is designed to prepare students for success in their senior years and beyond.

The school is confident that the new programme will help its students achieve their full potential.

If you are interested in learning more about Junior College at Apii Te Uki Ou, please visit the school’s website or contact the school directly at