Junior Curriculum




At Villa Maria College, we place a strong emphasis on developing critical, digital and numerical literacies which will support students in their studies and life beyond school. The development of the key competencies reflects the value we place on reaching a balance between academic, physical, cultural, social and spiritual growth.

The programmes at Villa Maria College provide opportunities for students of all abilities to be challenged through engaging opportunities to stretch their learning. This includes more able students and those needing additional learning assistance.

It is most important that our students prepare for the future by developing their critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and communication skills; and learn to be flexible and adaptable. Our key learning behaviours help girls to develop the attributes that they will need for their future.

At the centre of all our learning is our faith development.  The Religious Education programme is the most important place for this to be underpinned by sound learning about what it means to be Catholic, but in all curriculum areas, we ensure a Catholic lens challenges students to view the world in light of our Gospel values.  As a Mercy school, we always seek to know how we can care for the poor and vulnerable, and care for our earth.

In these challenging times, we are finding ways to deliver events like the Junior Curriculum Evening – where we would normally have met with whānau face to face – in new ways, so that you are still able to “meet” our teachers and learn about what your daughters will be learning in Year 9 and 10 this year. We hope you enjoy the videos below. As always, if you have any questions, please make contact with us.

Deborah Brosnahan

Religious Education

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Physical Education & Health


Social Sciences