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New Secondary School Science Curriculum A Success

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The National Observatory of New Zealand

New Secondary School Science Curriculum A Success

One hundred students have now completed a 4-credit NCEA course in astronomy.

The students come from schools throughout New Zealand.

National Observatory spokesperson Robert Shaw said this is a milestone to celebrate.

Last year the curriculum for secondary schools was developed to provide students with opportunities to gain credits by studying astronomy.

This has broadened the curriculum and students are taking advantage of this.

It is important for New Zealand that more students gain an understanding of science and technology. Astronomy inspires many young people and having it as a part of the formal curriculum is important for our country.

The students working on astronomy courses come from the following schools:

Auckland Seventh-Day Adventist High School
Alfriston College
Awatapu College
Buller High School
Burnside High School
Cashmere High School
Central Hawkes Bay College
Christs College
Dannevirke High School
Dunstan High School
Epsom Girls Grammar School
Fairfield College
Freyberg High School
Gore High School
Hamilton Girls High School
Heretaunga Collage
Hornby High School
James Cook High School
Kaitaia College
Kapiti College
Karamu High School
Kelston Girls High School
Kings High School (Dunedin)
Macleans College
Marlborough Girls College
Matamata College
Melville High School
Motueka High School
Mt Albert Grammar School
Napier Boys High School
Napier Girls High School
Nayland College
Palmerston North Boys High School
Palmerston North Girls High School
Rangiora High School
Riccarton High School
Rodney College
Rotorua Girls High School
Rotorua Lakes High School
St Mary's College (Wellington)
Sacred Heart College (Napier)
Taita College
Tangaroa College
Tararua College
Taumarunui High School
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngaa Mokopuna
Te Puke High School
Timaru Boys High School
Trident High School
Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti
Wainuiomata High School
Wanganui Girls' College
Wellington College
Wellington East Girls College
Wellington Girls' College
Wellington High School
Western Heights High School

Students who want to study astronomy at school or at home for credits can go to the website


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