2 Sustainable Footprints (2FOOT1)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs B. Hoy

In this course, you will examine a global environmental issue in a local New Zealand and global context.

Learners will conduct field research using a local setting and look at how human activity is impacting the future.  These research skills will help build on those learned in Global Voices. There will be a look into a global environmental issue investigating the causes and significance this has on people's lives. 

The context is to be chosen together by learners and teachers. Current ideas are climate change, zero waste/plastics pollution, deforestation, marine reserves, and water pollution

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Voluntary Course Contribution
● Course Fee $5.00 for in-class materials and resources.
● Field Trip opportunity to a local environment (For example Lake Ellesmere, Coes Ford) to deepen and reinforce learning at an approximate cost of between $15 to $35 covering travel expenses and entry fee. * to be confirmed during the course depending on available exhibitions and events and added to statements as they occur.

Optional Items - Recommended for home purchase and use
● Dedicated learner laptop (Chrome book suitable) with learners own headset recommended.

See the Senior Stationery list on our My School Office Max Portal.

No additional course-specific stationery items other than the Senior Stationery list are required for this course.

To keep costs low, we recommend only buying the items of stationery you do not have. Your child is welcome to bring items from home, perhaps purchased in previous years and repurposed to save money. This could include erasers, headphones, scientific calculators, and padlocks for the lockers if they already have one.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 12 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 12 credits.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
A.S. 90811 v3
Education for Sustainability 2.2 - Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4r
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91244 v3
Geography 2.5 - Conduct geographic research with guidance
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: Y
A.S. 91245 v3
Geography 2.6 - Explain aspects of a contemporary New Zealand geographic issue

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard in line with NZQA guidelines

Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 12
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 12
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 4
Total Numeracy Credits: 5


Please be aware, our charges may change