New Entrants for Year 9 - 2023 Course Option Selection

2023 Course Selection: Subject selection for Year 9 students starts with an Enrolment and Open Evening on Tuesday 21 June 2022. The evening is for current Year 8 students and parents who are intending to come to Wakatipu High School in 2023. This evening will provide information about the school and our 2023 Course Option selection process.

In selecting your Course Options and course of study, you need to consider and balance: your interests and passions, your strengths and what you’re good at, your potential future and pathway, and keeping your options open.

Try and ‘begin with the end in mind’ and work backwards, eg if you think you are likely to do a certain Course Option in the senior school then it is a good idea to do more than just the minimum number of Course Options in the junior school. For example if you are planning on doing Science in the senior school then you will likely want to choose an additional Science Course Option in the junior school.  

Course Selection Process

  1. Review the 2023 Course Option Table to get a sense of the range of options available
  2. Browse by Learning Area for potential pathways and more detail on courses you might like to take in the future 
  3. Read through the following sections 
    1. Course Selection Information
    2. Curriculum
    3. Timetable and Requirements
    4. Careers Advice
  4. Submit your Year 9 Course Options in this order:
    1. Login using portal login and password
    2. Go to "My Selected Courses" to see the Course Options you are already enrolled in
    3. Click on the "Course Options for Me" and select one Course Option from the following Learning Areas: Arts,  Language and Technology. 
    4. Choose one more Course Options from any Learning Area. (please note you will not be able to choose these until you have submitted Course Options from Arts, Languages and Technology)
    5. Please also ensure you select 1 backup option as well in case a course you have selected does not run. Nb: Favourite Courses: You can choose to select a Course Option as a favourite before making a final decision
    6. Complete your Year 9 Course Option Selections by Monday 8 August 2022

We strongly encourage you to seek assistance with the Course Option Selection process. You are invited to book a meeting with a member of the Senior Leadership Team - go to and use the code: d28xz. Meetings are available from 22 June to 7 July.