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Students in these classes spend most of their time with their 'Homeroom Teacher'. With this teacher they study English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Health. Most of the teachers will also take another subject such as Art, Dance, Technology or Physical Education.

This means that students will spend between 15- and 20 hours (out of 25) with their Homeroom teachers.

The Homeroom environment is a stable one, allowing students to work within familiar routines and in a classroom which they can call their own.

As an added bonus, the students also have the benefit of specialist teachers and facilities for our specialist subjects such as Science, Art, Technology, Maori and Music. Year 7 and 8 students are able to access fully equipped science laboratories, workshops, cooking, music and art rooms.

The Physical Education programme encourages the development of skill attainment and fitness within an inclusive and supportive environment. We have a full supply of sports equipment for the students to use in their PE lessons.

The College offers one class of Bilingual Te Reo Maori education, three Year 7 classes and three Year 8 classes. Classes are single level, with the students remaining with the homeroom group for both their Year 7 and Year 8 years.

The following Languages are also available via video conferencing: Tongan, Samoan, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin and German. For further information please contact your students homeroom teacher or our FarNet Principal Carolyn Alexander-Bennett

Students are offered many opportunities at Bream Bay College and in Year 7 and 8. We encourage our students to become as involved as possible. Extra-curricular activities such as Kapahaka, Music, Debating, Sports, Speech, Performing Arts and Competitions are all very popular.

Teachers in year 7 & 8 Department make a commitment to doing their best for your students and use email as a means of regular communication between school and home.

Camps take place in a two year cycle. There they take part in a range of outdoor educational activities in a beautiful setting. The classes try to fundraise as much of the camp fees as they can. Normally the cost for camp is approximately $270.

Year 7 & 8 student issues should be addressed to their Homeroom teacher, House Dean or House Deputy Principal.

We look forward to working together with you to aid a seamless entry from Primary School to College for your child.

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