This page is for 12HSU to access resources in Ako time. 2019 Ako Time at Onslow is on Wednesday and Friday from 11:55 - 12:25.

We will use this time to:

  • Explore and understand how students learn best
  • Have learning/mentoring conversations
  • Understand how to track their progress
  • Gain a greater understanding of future pathways
  • Become more connected to the school and the wider community.

The aim of Ako time is to develop well informed students with the tools and support to direct

their own learning and future pathways. It also helps students develop connections with one another,

their Ako teacher, the school and the community.





yr 9 projects

This course will introduce you to a range of sewing equipment and give you experience with a variety of construction and decoration skills (stencilling, applique etc)  You will learn to develop and present  creative design ideas and  this course will help you turn those ideas into real products and garments.

10TXD projects

This course will introduce you to a range of sewing equipment and give you experience with a variety of construction and decoration skills (stenciling, applique etc)  You will learn to develop and present  creative design ideas and  this course will help you turn those ideas into real products and garments.


10TXA projects

In this junior option course you will complete two practical design projects:A personalised printed hoodie and a community textiles item (in 2014 we made quilts for Wellington Hospitals NCIU). Throughout these projects you will build practical sewing  skills, produce some experimental samples and develop illustration skills. The aim of this course is to have fun, be creative and develop original and personally designed articles, while preparing you for Level 1 NCEA - or life!


This course builds essential skills and knowledge for students who are interested in a career path in Fashion Design, or for those who love to design and sew as a creative outlet.  Thinking, problem solving and managing self are competencies which are key in this subject.  Students will complete four practical assignments with supporting research and design work

12FDE projects

This course further develops skills and knowledge for students who are interested in Fashion Design or for those who love to design and sew.  A study of fashion history, more advanced construction skills and development of  illustration techniques are included at this level. Students will complete two major practical assignments and one minor assignment with supporting research and design work