The St. John’s Mathematics Department is currently in a strong position. Classes are streamed from Year 9 which allows teachers to focus specifically on the needs of the class in front of them.
St. John’s top students do very well. This year three Year 13 students are sitting University papers, and many students are accelerated successfully beyond their year level’s work. Many of these students go on to study mathematically based courses at university including engineering, architecture, surveying, computer science, medicine and other health sciences.
Middle stream classes move through the College’s mathematical pathway on the B line and end their time at school with numeracy skills needed to enter the trades and the armed services. The lower streamed students enter classes with reduced sizes. These comfortable numbers give the ‘strugglers’ every opportunity to gain the 10 basic numeracy credits and move into careers.
Whatever the need of any young Hawke’s Bay student, St. John’s College has the mathematics courses and expertise to cater for his needs.