Welcome to Year 7 and 8
OUR FACULTY CREED
This is Year 7 & 8 Baraene College of the Sacred Heart.
Let peace dwell here.
Let our rooms be full of contentment.
Let respect for ourselves and one another be evident in the ways we speak act and dress.
May there always be a love for learning as we all strive for excellence.
May we treat everyone as our friend so that no distinctions are made.
Let us remember that as many hands have built our school, so many hearts will make our school a place of love and care.
The Year 7/8 Faculty is comprised of 12 classes, 6 x Year 7 and 6 x Year 8 classes. The emphasis is on providing effective teaching and learning programmes to meet the needs of each student as they transition from primary education to secondary school. Learning programmes are created by the Year 7/8 teachers as a result of evidence gathered from continuous testing and observation of students’ needs throughout the year. Students are encouraged to analyse their own test and achievement information in order to create goals for further academic improvement. Programmes are developed that support students not only in achieving academic success but also to develop key competences (Managing Self, Relating to Others, Participating and Contributing, Using Language, Symbols and Text and Thinking), which are in line with the values of the New Zealand Curriculum.
These are underpinned by the goals of a Sacred Heart Education in order to provide Year 7 and 8 students with a holistic education intended to develop in them a lifelong love of learning.