Curriculum - Freyberg High School
  • Our music programme is nationally acclaimed with over 400 students taking individual music tuition.
  • The Sports Academy provides special programmes for elite sports people and the Performing Arts Academy provides special programmes for elite Dancers, Musicians and Drama students.
  • Our Rumaki allows students who are fluent in Te Reo to receive total immersion education in a mainstream setting.
  • Our Students in Year 13 are currently studying at Scholarship level in a variety of subjects.

Compulsory classes and options choices

Year 9 Compulsory: English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, and Physical Education
Choose: four options/electives to study for a term each.
Year 10 Compulsory: English, Social Studies, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Health
Choose: four options/electives to study for two terms each.
Year 11 Compulsory: English, Mathematics, Science.
Choose: three options/electives.
Year 12 Compulsory: English (If missed L1 Literacy or intending to go to University).
Choose: Five options/electives. Mathematics is not compulsory but highly recommended as one of these options.
Year 13 Compulsory: nothing (unless L2 literacy isn’t achieved).
Choose: five options/electives and free period.

Freyberg Junior Diploma 600

Junior Diploma

The Year 9 Junior Certificate and Year 10 Junior Diploma have been developed to help motivate and guide junior students in their preparation for NCEA. These Junior qualifications encourage both academic Achievements as well as Attitudes and work habits that will ensure students are prepared for the senior school.

Junior Diploma Downloads


Subjects We Offer

  • English,
  • Mathematics,
  • Science,
  • Biology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Physics,
  • Calculus,
  • Statistics,
  • Business Studies,
  • Japanese,
  • Spanish,
  • NZ Sign Language
  • Music,
  • Media Studies,
  • Drama,
  • Dance,
  • Employment Skills,
  • Automotive,
  • Early Childhood,
  • History,
  • Physical Education
  • Recreation Studies
  • Health,
  • Design and Visual Communication
  • Technology,
  • Economics,
  • Computer Science
  • Robotics
  • Gateway
  • Art
  • Photography
  • Product and design
  • Tourism
  • Māori
  • Kapa Haka
  • Geography
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Engineering
  • Carpentry

Students are encouraged to study a broad curriculum which offers many pathways to excellence.