Mission Heights Junior College

Term 4, 2019 DEEP Options

Please read through the DEEP descriptions below for 2019. The DEEP courses are listed in Terms, by category (Discovery, Enrichment, Essentials, Passions, Sports and Learning Advisors), and then by alphabetical order.

Please note that courses with charges are only available to students who have paid their compulsory fees and previous DEEP fees.

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Monday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Active History (AHIS4)

You cannot be in this class if you have already taken Active History. In this DEEP you will learn about historical events through participating in role plays, escape rooms and history mysteries. Each week you will enter a different time period and historical event in order to develop your historical knowledge.

Business Correspondence (BUSC4)

Are you interested in learning the ins and outs of business? How do big global businesses make their money? How could you create your own business? In this DEEP, you will learn business skills.

Chinese Papercutting (CHIP4)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Chinese papercutting ( jiǎnzhǐ 剪纸) is one of the most important types of Chinese folk art. The cut-outs are often used to decorate doors and windows for festivals and celebrations. You will be able to use traditional style designs or your own designs to cut out patterns, such as flowers, animals and characters.

Coded Messages Through Art (CART4)

In this course, students will be learning a basic set of examples (from pictures to symbols) and then start to create a scene or a piece of art work with colours, decorations and the symbols you have learned. Make a cryptic (coded) message through art for others to discover. Your brain will be inspired and better coordinated. Also, your thinking will be extended. Be ready to create your masterpiece in a theme, eg. the world of harmony.

Expression Through Creativity (EXPC4)

Creating masterpieces from something simple by giving it your own personal touch!! This will include drawing and colouring.

Keyboard for Beginners (KEYB4)

Interested in increasing your music knowledge? Learn basic chords, note names, note values, treble and bass clefs, 4/4 time signature, and to read simple music in this beginners keyboard DEEP.

Life Skills (LSKI4)

Learn how to cook a simple meal, change a tyre on a car, find the cheapest food product in the supermarket, sew on a button, be able to read a food label....all the life skills you could need!

Middle Eastern Cooking (MIDC4)

There is a charge of $35 for this course.
Are you interested in learning about Middle Eastern Food? Keen to learn how to cook some of these amazing meals? In this DEEP you will learn about traditional middle eastern food, as well as how to prepare and cook traditional meals.

Mindful Reading (MREA4)

Are you struggling to relax? Need to new way to wind down? Do you also like reading. Reading can be a great form of relaxation and staying connected with yourself. In this DEEP you will be reading as a way to practice mindfulness.

Oriental Crafts (ORIC4)

Do you like getting creative with your hands? If so, come to this DEEP and learn how to make lanterns, origami, paper sculpturing, kites, and so on. Expect to bring recycled materials from home or buy your own.

Pop Up Art (POPU4)

There is a charge of $15 for this course.
In this DEEP you will be making Art from Fractal Cuts. Make a 3-dimensional fractal cutout card by repeating a simple process of cutting and folding. Turn your cutout into a fractal popup greeting card, decorate it as you would wish.

Soap Making (SOAP4)

There is a charge of $35 for this course.
Are you interested in making your own soap and other bath products? Do you like natural products similar to those from Lush? In this DEEP, you will learn the science behind soap making. You will make and package your own soap to take home or give away as gifts. Learn these skills so you can further make products at home.

WASGIJ DEEP (WASJ4)

WASGIJ is "jigsaw" spelled backwards, is an innovative puzzle concept in which the picture on the box is merely a clue for the puzzle you will be putting together. The image on the box depicts a cartoonish scene of surprise and tumult. This DEEP will help increased your problem solving skills and get your imagination working.

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Advanced Chinese (ACHI4)

这适用于已经能说流利的普通话的学生。 适合希望提高阅读和写作能力的学生。 课程将以普通话语言进行全面教学。 10年级学生也有机会参加NCEA普通话成就标准考试。

Advanced Mindfulness (ADMN4)

Did you complete a Discovery Mindfulness DEEP course in 2018? Enrich your understanding and practice of mindfulness with this DEEP.

Exploring Science (EXSC4)

Are you passionate about science and the world around you? Take this DEEP to increase your science knowledge, find out more about the world, and answer all of your science questions.

Russian Language (RUSL4)

This course is for Beginners and Advanced. Students will be learning the Russian language, how to write, and how to speak. The Russian culture will also be discussed.

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
English Level 2: Reading and Writing (EWM24)

For students working at Curriculum Level 2 who would like to receive additional help with their reading and writing. Learning Advisors should confirm your reading level from your latest e-asTTle assessment report.

ESOL - Monday Beginners (ESLM4)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Steps to Literacy (STEL4)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Creative Minds with LEGO (LEGO4)

In this DEEP you will unleash your imagination and creativity and use your logic thinking and constructive problem solving skills alongside with LEGO to build different and an unlimited number of objects.

Digital Audio Workstations (DAWS4)

Digital Audio Workstations, or DAWs, are used to produce and record the audio for music, radio, TV/Movies, podcasts and sound effects. In this DEEP you will learn how to use at least two different DAWs: Audacity and BandLab/GarageBand. An outcome of this DEEP is that you will create the soundtrack and sound effects for a video.

Environmental Beautification (EBEA4)

In this course you will learn about plants and work to create an edible school garden. You will also work in the gardens to create an enjoyable, welcoming, and friendly school environment to further establish pride of our property.

Graffiti Art (GART4)

Graffiti Art is an introduction, looking at and trying different types of fonts relating to Graffiti. You will learn basic technics relating to this art form, freehand drawing, shadowing, 3d drop shadow and many others. When you are confident you will get to choose and design some projects for yourself.

Library Club (LICL4)

Are you interested in reading books? Interested in sharing books with others. In this book club you will be doing just that! You will be reading books in the library and then writing book recommendations for fellow students.

X Factor (XFAC4)

Do you have the X Factor? This DEEP is for those of you who love to perform - both singing and dancing. Here you will be mentored on both choreography and vocals to help you develop and perfect your own performances. This can be performed at school events (Talent Quest, Santa Show, etc.).

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
Beginners Football (BFOT4)

Are you looking at learning some football skills? Learn the rules of the game? You will do this through playing mini games of football on the field. This is for beginners only!

Beginners Kung Fu (BKUN4)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Are you interested in learning the sport of Kung Fu? Then this DEEP is for you! Learn all about the sport through a completely hands-on and practical session.

Girls Badminton (BADG4)

Are you interested in Badminton? Then this is for you! Come and develop your skills, learn the game, and perfect your shot! Skills will the learned through playing singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Opportunities to move further on to tournament level to represent the school are possible.

Girls Cricket (GCRT4)

Are you a girl keen on learning all about the sport of cricket? Then this DEEP is for you. Learn all about the sport and it's transferable sport skills with other girls, in this fun, active, and engaging DEEP.

Just Dance (JDAN4)

Shake your hips and wave your hands in a fun filled dance activity for one hour. You will also have a chance to choose your own song and dance to selected songs as well.

Running (RUNM4)

Are you a keen runner? With the passion to overcome obstacles as you are running. Then this DEEP is for you! In this DEEP we will look into different running techniques as well as improving our long distance fitness. As an outcome we will be entering into a running event! If you choose this DEEP you will be RUNNING every week. This is NOT a walking DEEP.

Strength and Conditioning (STRE4)

In this course you will be specifically training to support the needs and demands of your chosen sport. This DEEP will extend your capacity to express yourself physically and mentally at a high level of sports performance. This is an Enrichment DEEP course and will involve physical challenges that will push the body. This DEEP is good preparation for those students that already play or wishing to play at ASB College Sport level or someone trying to make the AIMS team.

Yoga for Beginners (YOGA4)

Are you wanting to learn about Yoga? Wanting to increase your strength and flexibility? Learn all the basic yoga moves in this Beginners Yoga class.

Tuesday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Arabic (ARAB4)

Are you interested in learning a new language? In this DEEP you will learn the basic works of Arabic - how to speak and write. You will also learn about Arabic culture.

Baking (BAKT4)

There is a charge of $35 for this course.
Do you have a sweet tooth and love to bake? Enrol in baking and learn how to make delicious cookies and cakes. Sweet treats and good eats in the kitchen! Payment for this class needs to be made before class starts. As an outcome, you will be able to take recipes home to make for your family.

Beginners Music Composition (BCOM4)

In this DEEP you will learn the basics of musical composition techniques to create your own pieces of music. You’ll also learn how to use Noteflight - a browser-based music notation app. An outcome of this DEEP is that you and/or an ensemble can perform and record your original music.

Board Games (BGMM4)

Learn to play a variety of board games and maybe even find a new favourite to teach your family.

I Love Tea Time (TEAT4)

In this DEEP students will learn the different types of tea, and find how they taste. Experience tea ceremonies. Explore ideas of making new types of tea. Be creative for making your own tea.

Ice Block Stick Challenges (ICEB4)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
In this DEEP, each week, you will be set with a problem/engineering challenge to solve. You will then be required to problem solve this challenge using glue and ice block sticks. This DEEP will test your ability to work with others, problem solving skills, and creativity.

Mindfullness 101 (MIND4)

Find out different ways to develop your ability to focus, reflect and enrich your lives by becoming more conscious of the present moment. For those who enjoy being either quiet or active. Learn a skill which will equip you for life!

Origami (ORIG4)

Learn the ancient art of Japanese paper folding.

Reading Auto Biographies (AUTO4)

You only get one life but you get to live it many times over through the eyes of the people whose life stories you read. You learn from their experiences. Also, even if don't like their stories, at least you know what not to do in life. This DEEP is all about "Life; as seen through another set of eyes.

Scratch (SCRT4)

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community. Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge. More information can be found at https://scratch.mit.edu/

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Advanced Chess (ACHE4)

Do you already know how to play Chess? Are you in the school team? Improve your skills and become a better player. You will learn the strategy and tactics behind the game and master the different moves of play.

Game Development DEEP / After School Club (GAME4)

There is a charge of $200 for this course.
The fee for this DEEP is $200 and needs to be paid prior to selecting the course. You will have the opportunity to work with game industry professionals to create your own video games in this DEEP. The DEEP class extends to 3:30 pm so you have 1.5 hours a week of game design time with experts. Use your creativity to code your own working video game and then share it with family and friends. Find out more about the GameFroot platform and what students can learn in this class.

Geometry (GEOH4)

Are you interested in learning geometry skills? Improving a specific area of your maths or just increasing your interest? Then this DEEP is for you!

Orchestra (ORCH4)

This DEEP is for students who have had previous lessons with their instrument. Are you keen to put you skills to work in a band? Then this is the DEEP for you! Auditions will be carried out in the first DEEP sessions to make sure you are proficient with your instrument.

Word and Number Puzzles (WONU4)

When was the last time you took your brain to the gym? Work out your mind and enjoy playing word search games or solving crossword puzzles that range from easy to difficult. Compete against others in the DEEP to see who completes the puzzles first!

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
English Level 3: Writing Yr 7 ONLY (EWW34)

For students working at Curriculum Level 3 who would like to receive additional help with their Reading or Written Language. Students will develop their understanding of the surface and deeper features of quality writing, through a range of fun and effective learning activities.

ESOL - Tuesday Beginners (ESLT4)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Steps to Literacy (STEL4)

Students are preselected for this class.

Steps to Numeracy (STEN4)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Horticulture (HORT4)

Learn about how to set up a garden, learn about companion planting, learn about seasons and let's plant some edibles

Maori Art Using Inkscape (MART4)

You will learn the history of Maori Art as well as how to use Inkscape. In this DEEP you will create your own Maori art using this programme.

Mindful Colouring (MCOL4)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Mindful Colouring asks us to focus on how we choose and apply colour in a design to bring our awareness to the present moment. This process is similar to meditation, we let go of any thoughts about tomorrow or yesterday, or what we are going to do when we finish. You will be able to take home a Mindful Colouring book once fee is paid.

Sing Till Song Song (SING4)

Love karaoke??? This DEEP is for you! Move over, Laughter. It turns out Singing is the best medicine! We are singing for joy in this DEEP. Our motto: Sing Till Song Song! You don't have to be the best singer, but must be prepared to sing fun songs in full voice.

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
Beginners Yoga (BYOG4)

Please bring your own mat to this class if you have one at home. Ready to try something different that will make you feel calmer, more focused, and stronger? We will be practising postures that will test your mental and physical strength and flexibility, along with breathing exercises and meditation which will help centre and ground your body, mind and spirit.

Boys Badminton (BADB4)

Are you interested in Badminton? Then this is for you! Come and develop your skills, learn the game, and perfect your shot! Skills will the learned through playing singles, doubles, and mixed doubles. Opportunities to move further on to tournament level to represent the school are possible.

Callisthenics (CALS4)

Looking to improve your own strength and develop lean muscles? In this DEEP you will work to do this through exercise using your own body. No extra gear, nothing!

Gravity (GRAV4)

There is a charge of $130 for this course.
Payment is done via an email sent by Ms Grant prior to DEEP selections. Payment via email will enable you to be timetabled to this class. It is also limited to 11 students. Do you love the trampoline? Enjoy the fun and the fitness? This DEEP will take you every Tuesday to the Gravity in Manukau for lessons. You will leave school at lunch and return at 3pm. Transport will be provided through the school van. Bring your own trampoline socks if you have some, if not, socks are $1.50 for the term and yours' to keep.

Karate (KARA4)

Karate is a martial art developed in the Ryukyu Kingdom. Karate is now predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands and palm-heel strikes. In this DEEP you will learn all the skills and techniques behind Karate by an external provider.

Softball (SOFB4)

This DEEP is open to all Year levels. Are you interested in playing on the MHJC school team? Come and join this DEEP and improve your skills for game play.

Street Hockey (SHOC4)

Street Hockey is one of the most popular recreational sports in Canada. Kids playing it growing up on the streets, parks, and frozen ponds. In this DEEP, you'll be out on the courts and have time to develop skills and strategies while playing games.

Touch Rugby (TRUG4)

Touch Rugby is a fast paced game designed for all to play. You will learn the skills and rules behind this sport in order to play a game.

Wednesday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Beginners Chess (CHES4)

Are you wanting to learn how to play Chess? In this DEEP you will do just that. You will learn the strategy and tactics behind the game and master the different moves of play.

Beginners Japanese (JAPA4)

In this DEEP students will learn the Japanese language – namely to speak, read, and write essentials of basic Japanese; learn useful Japanese words and expressions; as well as some Japanese culture and traditions. Makes learning Japanese as a beginner fun and exciting.

Chinese Cooking (CCOO4)

There is a charge of $35 for this course.
This DEEP will teach you how to make traditional Chinese food. You will learn the tricks behind making amazing dumplings, fried rice, and spring rolls. You will work towards learning cooking safety to utilize at home and be able to cook traditional meals on your own.

Geometric Art (GEOA4)

Learn to create patterns using tools and concepts of geometry to create cool and interesting pieces of art.

Knitting for Beginners (KNIT4)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Are you interested in learning how to knit? In this class you will learn the basic skills that will help you create squares. You will then be knitting these squares together to form blankets to donate to charity.

Pencil Sketches (PSKE4)

Do you like sketching? Interested in learning how to create new drawings with just pencil. Come join this DEEP.

Traditional Games (TGAM4)

Who needs an iPad or computer anymore? Let Mr Choong show you how to play a variety of fun traditional games from his childhood. Some are pure fun and laughter, while some are competitive and challenging.

Trivia (TRIV4)

Would you like to become more knowledgeable about the world around you? In this DEEP you will test your knowledge and your competitive streak while completing a number of trivia quizzes. Expand your knowledge, then challenge yourself and your friends! As an outcome, you will work towards competing in a class quiz at the end of term, with a chance to create your own quiz for your whanau.

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Advanced Guitar (AGUI4)

This is for students who know how to play the guitar. This is to further improve your playing and further learn how to read music to broaden your playing abilities.

Enrichment Algebra (EALG4)

Are you wanting to further advance your Algebra skills? Learn cool tricks and strategies to improve? This DEEP will teach you more about Algebra, challenge you, and further advance your skills.

Laser Craft (LASR4)

There is a charge of $11 for this course.
A DEEP offering for students who would like to create designs using the laser machine. You will research designs then create and edit a drawing file which the laser machine will cut. You will then assemble your design into a completed 3D outcome which you will take home.

Word Power (WPOW4)

Increase your word power by completing crosswords, mix and match games for words and their meanings, word finds and enter a Spelling Bee.

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
English Level 3: Writing Yr 7 ONLY (EWW34)

For students working at Curriculum Level 3 who would like to receive additional help with their Written Language. Students will develop their understanding of the surface and deeper features of quality writing, through a range of fun and effective learning activities.

ESOL - Wednesday Intermediate (ESLW4)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Maths Level 3: Number Yr 7 ONLY (MNW34)

For students who are working at Level 3 and need additional help in the 'number' strand. Please confirm your level from the latest e-asTTle results.

Steps to Literacy (STEL4)

Students are preselected for this class.

Steps to Numeracy (STEN4)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Astronomy (ASTR4)

In this DEEP, you will learn all about Astronomy. Astronomy is a natural science that studies celestial objects and phenomena. It uses mathematics, physics, and chemistry in order to explain their origin and evolution. Objects of interest include planets, moons, stars, nebulae, galaxies, and comets. Relevant phenomena include supernova explosions, gamma ray bursts, quasars, blazers, pulsars, and cosmic microwave background radiation. More generally, astronomy studies everything that originates outside Earth's atmosphere.

Chinese Student Support and Enrichment (CHIS4)

这个DEEP课程特别针对最近搬到新西兰的中国学生(过去5年)。 通过这个DEEP课程,您将能够获得其他中国学生和中文老师的支持,帮助您的课堂学习,并帮助您了解新西兰文化和社交场合的礼仪。通过本课程,您还将有机会参与中国语言和文化 活动和比赛。

Dress to Impress (DRES4)

There is a charge of $20 for this course.
This DEEP is for girls and boys. Learn how to enhance your appearance and confidence by understanding colours, shapes, and hues that suit you. You will also gain inside into the fashion industry. Gain confidence exploring attires that work together to project yourself in your best light.

E-Sports (ESPO4)

Course requirement - be able to download the games onto your individual devices at home and be able to play them off-line. Also known as electronic sports, e-sports, or eSports) is a form of competition using video games. Most commonly, eSports takes the form of organised, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between players and teams.

Enviro (ENVI4)

Support the environment through project based activities! Help get the Tāne classroom set-up, work with the Trees for Survival programme, learn about water testing, and support projects that support the UN Sustainable Development goals.

Lighting Design (LIDE4)

Learn to use a professional but free computer software to do lighting design for our environment (bedrooms, lounge, garden features, around the house, hall, etc.) Get to know how light fittings work with light, and beautify our environment with your creative ideas.

Mindful Reading (MREA4)

Are you struggling to relax? Need to new way to wind down? Do you also like reading. Reading can be a great form of relaxation and staying connected with yourself. In this DEEP you will be reading as a way to practice mindfulness.

Nature Documentaries (NATD4)

In this DEEP, you will spend time investigating popular nature documentaries. You will learn how film makers access remote locations, how they film in harsh conditions and the impact they might have on the natural wonders around them.

School Outreach (SOUT4)

In this DEEP, you will work with the local primary schools in the capacities they need. This might be reading with younger students. Assisting teachers with younger students with art projects. Any activities that local primary teachers may need assistance with in the classroom. WPAC - completing this DEEP for a term will go towards your 20 hours of community service.

Traditional Friendship Bracelets (FREI4)

Transform pieces of string into colourful creations! In this DEEP you will learn how to make a variety of friendship bracelets using simple knots and patterns. Once you have mastered the basics you will be free to experiment with designs of your choice. As an outcome, you will work towards creating a meaningful and original bracelet to give to someone as a gift.

What if..... (WHAT4)

This is a DEEP course focused on Curiosity, Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving. Einstein once said “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” Curiosity is at the core of creative thinking. It's creative thinking combined with critical thinking that gives all of us the best chance at becoming super problem solvers. You will be given the freedom through problem-solving to explore issues you are curious about. Curiosity boosts creative thinking which in turn works with critical thinking to lead to better problem solving. Curiosity keeps the mind active, nimble and able to notice useful things!

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
Advanced Cricket (ACRI4)

This DEEP is specifically designed for club cricket players Years 7-10. You need to be able to play high-level cricket and are looking to further improve their skills for this season. This DEEP will take place at MHJC using our new cricket nets.

Beginners Cricket (BCRI4)

This DEEP is perfect for students who have little or no experience of cricket and are looking to see if it is a sport that they might like to peruse. Sessions will focus on learning basic batting, bowling, and fielding techniques. Games for Understanding will help the students put these skills to the test in a game situation.

Callisthenics (CALS4)

Looking to improve your own strength and develop lean muscles? In this DEEP you will work to do this through exercise using your own body. No extra gear, nothing!

Dance (DANC4)

Are you interested in learning dance routines? Looking to learn how to choreograph as well. In this DEEP you will work to learn and performance different routines. You will also be working with one of the top choreographers in Auckland!

Girls Boot Class (BOOT4)

This is for girls only! A fun fitness class with great music and a great instructor. Come join the fun and work to improve your fitness.

Speed Walking for Fitness (WALK4)

Are you wanting to improve your health? Spend the hour DEEP session improving your base-line fitness and enjoying the outdoors? For this DEEP you must be in your PE gear and sport shoes. You must be willing to walk for the entire one-hour session.

Sports Fruit Salad (SPSA4)

Sports Fruit Salad- Are you a keen sports and games player? This DEEP will focus on recreation games and sports, looking into a new sport every week! As an outcome you will be running a recreation afternoon for a younger age group.

Volleyball (VOLL4)

This DEEP is open to all students. You will learn how to set up the gym for Volleyball. You will learn the basic skills of the games as well as the rules before you venture into game play.

Thursday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Blue and White Art (BLWH4)

Using the traditional Ming dynasty ceramics as motivation, create some fantastic art using just blue and white colours. We will make a vessel using recycled forms and then use blue Indian ink to draw our designs over the white background.

Book Club (BCLU4)

Are you struggling to relax? Need to new way to wind down? Do you also like reading. Reading can be a great form of relaxation and staying connected with yourself. In this DEEP you will be reading as a way to practice mindfulness.

Chinese Calligraphy (CCAL4)

You are going to explore different forms of traditional Chinese art, such as Chinese calligraphy and ink wash painting. You will learn how to handle the brush and to use strokes and lines to form Chinese characters and pictures in style. Inspiration will come from well-known artists' work and your own imagination! All are welcome.

Felt Sewing (FELT4)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
In this DEEP you will be sewing using felt to create cool creatures and felt foods. These are great as key chain, magnets, and even Christmas gifts.

Fun Learning with Cards (CARD4)

Learn different card games and increase your strategic understanding. These games will include Uno, playing cards, flash cards for spelling or basic facts practice, Crazy 8s, Spit, Hearts, Go Fish, Spider, etc

Healthy Eating (HEAT4)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Learn about the food groups, the nutrients and their functions. Let's create a meal plan for you and maybe cook some simple dishes too.

Joy Luck Club (MAHJ4)

In this DEEP, you will play mahjong, one of Chinese people’s favourite pastimes. You will learn the basic strategies on how to play mahjong and have fun playing against each other. Small prizes and snacks are provided at times. All are welcome.

KNEX Challenge Year 7 and 8 Only (KNEX4)

Students will work in collaborative problem solving teams. This is a hands on inquiry based DEEP course that will develop your skills and knowledge of STEM related concepts. Known to be the worlds most creative construction toy, K’nex is put to the test in this architectural class! Put your fine motor and spatial skills and creativity to great use by exploring basic engineering and design concepts and principles to solve problems/challenges.

Money Time (MONE4)

This DEEP will teach you all about personal finance. You will learn about money growth, how to save, how to invest, and how to make your money work for you. You will complete an external programme teaching you these skills and be rewarded 'money' to purchase avatars or invest further, helping you make smart decisions with money.

Origami (ORIG4)

Learn the ancient art of Japanese paper folding.

Touch Typing (TTYP4)

Touch typing (also called touch type or touch keyboarding) is typing without using the sense of sight to find the keys. This course is for Yr 7 and 8 students only. Specifically, a touch typist will know their location on the keyboard through muscle memory. This course will use online platforms and games to develop this essential digital skill.

Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Advanced Mechanics (AMEC4)

This course is for selected students only. If you wish to be considered for Advanced Mechanics you need to have a keen and passionate interest about learning how engines work. You need to be willing to get your hands dirty as this is a practically based course. It is an advantage if you have already completed the beginner Mechanics Course. Please discuss with Mr Rubanand if you are interested.

English Enrichment (ENGE4)

This DEEP will work to further improve all of the below English skills. This is great preparation for final assessments, moving to Year 8 or 9 in 2020. It will also support exam writing for Year 9 and 10 students. Topics include - Phonemic awareness, handwriting, cursive writing, spelling and punctuation, use of dictionaries, letter writing, story writing, speech writing, parts of speech.

Jam Session (JAMS4)

Jam Session is for advanced musicians that are looking to perform music in small ensembles. You will learn about stage techniques, covering songs, improvising over chord progressions and stage presence. Competency on an instrument is required. You will need to be comfortable performing as a soloist as well as willing to play in an ensemble. An outcome of this DEEP is being able to perform on stage at events such as the Santa Show, and also developing your musicianship if you are taking music next year.

Math Word Problem Solving (MWOP4)

This is open to all Year levels. In this DEEP you will learn the techniques behind solving word problems in maths. Way to not be confused by wording and simple and fast ways to find solutions. Interested in maths! This is for you!

Musical Theatre (MUTH4)

Do you enjoy acting and singing on your feet? If you do then this is the course for you!

Photography (PHOT4)

Are you interested in learning some photography skills? Already like taking photos? Want to learn a little about editing. Join this DEEP and learn about all things photography.

Ted Talks (TEDT4)

Think outside the box and enlighten your cognition and meta-cognition to affect your happiness and perception of your world. Listen and be inspired by global leaders in their field of expertise with the latest research and trends and apply these findings to your own life, and your own environment.

Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
ESOL - Thursday Intermediate (ESLH4)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

ESOL Advanced Writing (ESAH4)

ESOL classes have been prepared by Mrs Clansey, in consultation with Whanau teachers.

Maths Level 2: Number Yr 7 ONLY (MNH24)

For students who are working at Level 2 and need additional help in the 'number' strand. Please confirm your level from the latest e-asTTle results.

Steps to Numeracy (STEN4)

Students are preselected for this class.

Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Environmental Beautification (EBEA4)

In this course you will learn about plants and work to create an edible school garden. You will also work in the gardens to create an enjoyable, welcoming, and friendly school environment to further establish pride of our property.

Mindful Colouring (MCOL4)

There is a charge of $10 for this course.
Mindful Colouring asks us to focus on how we choose and apply colour in a design to bring our awareness to the present moment. This process is similar to meditation, we let go of any thoughts about tomorrow or yesterday, or what we are going to do when we finish. You will be able to take home a Mindful Colouring book once fee is paid.

Pin Bracelets (PINB4)

Have you ever wanted to try something crafty? During this session you will be designing and making your very own pin bracelet. You decide what you'd like your design brief to look like - get into action -and start creating!

School Outreach (SOUT4)

In this DEEP, you will assist with the Great Full charity (https://greatfull.co.nz/) and learning about how a charity organisation is set up and functions. 100% of profits from Great Full's first project will go to The Starship Foundation. This DEEP may involve a visit to Starship Hospital, packaging the charity products to send out, learning about sustainable made products in NZ and having guest speakers come and discuss their contribution to the Starship foundation. In combination with this charity we will work with MHP primary schools in the capacities that they may need. This might be reading with younger students. Assisting teachers with younger students with art projects. Any activities that local primary teachers may need assistance with in the classroom. WPAC - completing this DEEP for a term will go towards your 20 hours of community service.

Scrabble (SCRB4)

Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles bearing a single letter onto a board divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. In this DEEP you will learn the strategy behind the game and be able to improve your game play.

Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.
Advanced Cones & Benchball (CONE4)

This DEEP is for confident, capable and competitive students who like to play hard, play fair, and have a good time. You always need your PE gear for this DEEP and be prepared to work hard. This will not be an easy DEEP!

Girls Futsal (FUTS4)

This is for all girls in the school. Are you interested in learning how to play Futsal (Indoor Football)? You do not need any football experience to be in this team. Learn the skills of this fast game and how to work together as a team, as hopefully, you will enter a school tournament.

Girls Self Defence (GSDE4)

This DEEP is only for girls. In this class you will learn the basics of different martial art sports. You will also learn how to protect yourself.

Group Dancing (GDAN4)

Dancing is a great social activity and an important social skill. In this DEEP, you will learn some line dance and folk dance. If time allows, you may get the chance to choreograph your own dance too.

Sports Fruit Salad (SPSA4)

Sports Fruit Salad- Are you a keen sports and games player? This DEEP will focus on recreation games and sports, looking into a new sport every week! As an outcome you will be running a recreation afternoon for a younger age group.

Strength and Conditioning (STRE4)

In this course you will be specifically training to support the needs and demands of your chosen sport. This DEEP will extend your capacity to express yourself physically and mentally at a high level of sports performance. This is an Enrichment DEEP course and will involve physical challenges that will push the body. This DEEP is good preparation for those students that already play or wishing to play at ASB College Sport level or someone trying to make the AIMS team.

Table Tennis (TTEN4)

This DEEP is all about Table Tennis. Come and learn the skills, rules, and techniques involved in the sport. You will spend time learning new skills every week but also have time to complete in an in-house tournament.

Friday

Discovery
At Mission Heights we want you to explore new areas of learning so that you may discover and grow your grain of Greatness. Each discovery course may only be selected once per year.
Enrichment
Enrichment courses are designed for students who have found and want to continue to grow an area of strength. Some enrichment courses require a commitment for more than one Term. Please read the course descriptions for details.
Essentials
Your Learning Advisor will guide you into an Essential course, based on your learning needs
Learning Advisor
Learning advisor groups.
Learning Advisor (LZZZ4)

Learning Advisor Class for Friday. All students should select this as this is a place holder for Friday learning advisor classes.

Passions
Passion courses are about you designing your programme to reflect your interests to allow students to personalise and exciting learning program. Passions may be selected for more than one Term if desired.
Sports
It is important that you consider all 4 Cornerstones when designing your personalised DEEP learning programme. Please make your selections from the list below remembering that you can only select up to two sports courses per term.