English Language (ESOL)
English Language classes are available for students whose first language is not English. Classes are made up of international fee-paying, refugee, migrant and exchange students. We have students from several countries including; Cambodia, China, Colombia, Japan, Philippines, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, Tokelau, Uganda and Vietnam.
Students are placed in the appropriate class depending on the level of English they have. Frequency of English Language classes is dependent on each student’s language ability. In-class support is also provided across the curriculum where possible.
The junior programme aims at extending students’ English language skills for social and academic purposes. Speaking, reading, writing and listening skills are assessed throughout the year.
The senior programme offers English Language NCEA credits at Level 1, 2 and 3 and supports students with academic study as well as developing their literacy skills. Detail for each class is provided in the Hutt Valley High School Course Outline Book.
English for Academic Purposes is available for Year 13 students and provides the literacy credits needed to enter a university in New Zealand.
The English Language teaching team is made up of:
Sarah Roper (Teacher in Charge)
Yanling Guo (Teacher)
Victoria Mitchell (EL Support)
Melinda Edmonds (EL Support)