The New Zealand Curriculum applies to all school students, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, belief, ability or disability, social or cultural background, or geographical location in New Zealand. The Curriculum specifies eight essential learning areas which describe in broad terms the knowledge and understanding which all students need to acquire.

  • – English
  • – The Arts
  • – Health and Physical Education
  • – Language and Languages
  • – Mathematics and Statistics
  • – Science
  • – Social Sciences
  • – Technology

The National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) is the senior secondary school national qualification which was implemented in all New Zealand schools in 2002.

2018 NZQA Examination Fees
The School cannot accept any further payments for NZQA. Payments outstanding will now be payable to NZQA directly.

The quickest and easiest way for candidates to pay NZQA directly is to log in to the NZQA website and pay their 2018 fees online using their Learner Login. If this is not possible, candidates can complete the  School Candidate Form – Payment of NZQA Fees and make a manual payment. Relevant details are provided on the form.

Late Fees and Reminders
Any NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship payments made after 1 December 2018 may incur a late fee of $50.00. 

For more information:


NCEA Review 2018

The government has released an NCEA Review discussion document which is open for public consultation and feedback.  WGHS has put together a NCEA Review Detailed Submission. It is a collation of the feedback provided by staff, parents/community and students.  

The NCEA Advisory Group has put out a number of resources to inform interested parties about what is going on. The fact sheet entitled ‘What the NCEA Review means for your family and whānau’ can be found by following the link or is downloadable as a PDF