Mr McDowall leads curriculum.

We aim to prepare students for the rigours of NCEA and life beyond school.

At Years 9 and 10 junior students at South Otago High School undertake a wide variety of subjects that cover the NZ curriculum document. This includes compulsory lessons in English, Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and Health & Physical education. Students also engage in modules that cover the Arts and Technology.

Mentors are able to track the progress of individual students using our unique SOAP (South Otago Academic Programme). The data for this is based on a standardised test run out of the University of Canterbury. It allows us to gauge the potential of each student in each subject and track if a student is working to their individual potential. This works alongside mentoring to provide a framework to support and encourage students to be the best they can be.