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Senior College Options

The Senior College Options Programme is a unique feature of St Andrew’s College. The programme provides students with the opportunity to study subject areas that will broaden their outlook, generate insight into career and general life skills and equip them with skills for advancement in their studies. All students in the Senior College are involved in the Options Programme in addition to their academic studies. Option classes are timetabled on Monday Period 6, for six periods each term, apart from Term 4.

In order to meet the requirements for the Senior College Diploma, all students will need to complete five options over two years. Any students new to the College in Year 13 will need to complete three options. The awarding of a credit for each option results from full participation in the option course chosen.

Year 12 students are to choose at least one option involving physical activity in line with our commitment to health and well-being goals.

The Senior College Options Programme is managed by Mrs Jones. For further information, please email MJN@stac.school.nz. 

Registration Process

Students should view all options available below before making their choice. Options will be selected at three times during the year:

  • beginning of Term 1 for Term 1 option courses;
  • end of Term 1 for Term 2 option courses;
  • end of Term 2 for Term 3 option courses.

For Year 13 students, if you are involved in a scholarship class on Monday Period 6, please see Mrs Jones to discuss your options.

It is important that you check the price of each option prior to registration.

Staff personally contact the parents of students to seek consent for participation in an option where:

  • a risk factor has been identified (e.g. fixed wing flying, surfing, scuba diving);
  • an option class fee exceeds $160.00.

Option fees are disbursed to a student's account once registration is finalised.

Students ideally choose an option from five of the six themes over the two year period in the Senior College. The themes are:

  • Sport;
  • Art and Culture;
  • Global Living;
  • Career Entry Skills;
  • Industry Skills;
  • Driving Skills.