The Senior years at Hereworth are built around the cornerstones of the school: Academic, Sport, Culture, Social and Boarding. The curriculum becomes increasingly specialised with Literacy, Mathematics and Social Science joined by classes in Technology, Art, Science, Music, Drama, Hauora and Languages (Te Reo Māori and Japanese) with our specialist teaching staff.
Hereworth boys are very well prepared for life at College or High School. They are used to moving between classes and working with a wide range of teachers, and their Year 7 and 8 exams help them learn the invaluable skills of reading and responding to questions and effectively managing their time in an exam situation.
Staff are focused on developing the whole boy – the learner; the sportsman; the chorister; the musician; the global citizen…the list is endless but we strive to equip boys with the skills and strategies they will need to thrive beyond the Hereworth gates.
Opting out is not an option for Hereworth’s senior boys; they are all expected to try everything, from auditioning for the choir to taking part in Oral English and Speech competitions, and representing the school in sport. This gives boys the opportunity to be seen in their personal area of strength by our teaching staff who also lead these extra activities.
Leadership skills are developed and while being made a Prefect or House Captain in Year 8 is the ultimate accolade, most boys will step into a leadership role as a squad leader, or as a dorm leader in the boarding house. Boys who have passion or leadership in a specific area get the opportunity to work as a ‘manager’ in that area. Badges and Colours are awarded. They are highly sought after, and worn on blazers as symbols of recognition and achievement.