Western Springs College all students are encouraged to reach their
artistic potential, we aim to 'develop creative, critical and analytical
thinkers in the visual arts'.
We hope that all students choose to experience the Visual Arts area
of the curriculum in their year 9-course selection. We see Art in
Year 9 as a confidence building experience that leads on to Art
as an option at year 10 level.
In Year 10 students can opt for a half or full-year course that
aims to develop students' knowledge of artists and media experience
to a higher level.
Students will experience a range of art making ideas through both two and
We see this course as a solid grounding for our NCEA qualification
Our year 11 programme motivates students to achieve significantly
on a national level.The programme subject matter focuses on 'Our
place; Waiorea, Nga Oho and the Waitemata Harbour the history of
the land and its people.
Year 12 and 13
In year 12 and 13 Visual Art Students can choose which of the disciplines
they wish to work in; Fine Arts, Art Design or Photography. These
are assessed as level 2 on the NCEA framework. 2003 was the last
year our options Photography, Design, Painting and Art History will
be examined as Bursary qualification subjects from 2004 they
are assessed as level 3 NCEA subjects.
Students draw on the experience and cultural diversity of school
community and of our top class art staff. Work is exhibited at various
events and in the school.