The English department at Opunake High School aims to create confident writers and speakers of English. Our committed teachers work tirelessly with our students to help them achieve their full potential and achieve wonderful results.

Junior English

Students can choose over 3 courses which prepare them for Level One NCEA and beyond.

We have high interest learning areas including Speaking and Debating, studying famous Criminal Cases and NZ Film. Watch this space though, as this course is up for major changes in 2020!

Senior English

Senior English prepares our students for success in NCEA. Studying a wide variety of interesting texts enables our students to understand how to use English in varied contexts.

Lexi McQuaig picked up a win for her poem at the Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary awards