I’m in year ten and I don’t feel prepared to do ncea next year as I feel I haven’t really learnt anything in the 2 years I’ve been at this school and with year nine and tens doing self directed learning its a lot harder to do work as you don’t know how to do work that the teachers want you to do. And in each class there are 5 or 6 subjects in one class and you go to workshops for your subjects as you have 3 class with 2 subjects in it and in those classes you go to those workshops for the subject you are learning and it’s all about time management but sometimes your 2 subjects there workshops are at the same time and si you go to one and then get into trouble by the other teacher for not using time management skills but they haven’t taught use time management skills to use and ikr can be really stressful as you can have a lot of work due at the same time and can’t do it all so it get submitted late and then you get in to trouble for not submitting on time so idk, but the friends you make are great!
This school has been a great place for me for the last 4 years. It has taught me independence, self management, individuality and many more things. There are 2 things about the school that I would change: the school is always changing the structure of the timetables/schedules. They have changed them every year in some way, shape or form. The second thing is that the teachers that are higher up (principals, learning leaders etc...) tend to choose who they think the best "leaders" of the school are. Most of these people are nice but the thing is when the teachers are gone, these so called "leaders" are mean and nasty to others who they believe are below them. It seems that the teachers encourage it rather than stop it from happening.
Rototuna is full of racist sexist teachers, the learning style is horrible (It’s practically impossible to learn in.) They have none to little support for students who are struggling, The only upside to Rototuna is it’s modern environment. But that still doesn’t change the fact that it’s hard to learn there