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FR EXCLUSIVE: Class Syllabus of Bush-bashing Colorado Geography Teacher Jay Bennish
Cherry Creek Schools | 3-2-2006 | Jay Bennish

Posted on 03/02/2006 11:57:54 AM PST by doug from upland

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To: doug from upland
Wow----Schnitt is playing the actual tape recording of this teachers ranting....he covered every single Dem talking point.....really really hates this country....he says Bush is Hitler...and said we are purposely killing innocents in Iraq...it's unbelievable what is coming out of this stupid liberals mouth.....shocking.

Thank God for this kids father for catching this....

51 posted on 03/02/2006 12:47:01 PM PST by Fawn (I want the Madonna and Mick Jagger diet and exercise books!!!)
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To: cardinal4

A kid in class recorded it. He will be on Hannity's show shortly and on TV tonight.


52 posted on 03/02/2006 12:48:06 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: doug from upland
Classroom Rules

Respect must be shown to myself and fellow peers at all times

Tolerance for differences, remain open minded

Turn in all assignments at appropriate time

Complete all readings and arrive to class attentive, prepared, and willing to participate

Disregard for these rules will not be tolerated

I guess going against the establishment is OK with this dude as long as the establishment is not liberal.

53 posted on 03/02/2006 12:49:10 PM PST by nhoward14
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To: BenLurkin

I think they did have a walkout. Apparently, the creep may be popular with some students.


54 posted on 03/02/2006 12:49:34 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: jim9215
Nothing new here...in the late 70's I was being brainwashed by a lesbian NOW teacher with an agenda. They are just more brazen now.
55 posted on 03/02/2006 12:57:42 PM PST by ThisLittleLightofMine
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To: doug from upland
www.indymedia.org ? ? ? ?

Isn't that tower of babble owned by the evil George Soros?

56 posted on 03/02/2006 12:59:47 PM PST by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: ChadGore

Does Soros own that?


57 posted on 03/02/2006 1:01:44 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: doug from upland

Hey, all - if anyone's in contact with any students or alums from this guy's class, we should try to find out whether this clown was one of the propagandists who pushed "Fahrenheit 911" on his students, usually without any rebuttal or fact-finding..... I recall reading that quite a few teachers around the country were taking groups of students to that "film" possibly showing it (when it came out of DVD). It would be interesting to know if this guy allows any balance or only represents America's enemies, as would be indicated by his rant on the Bush SOU address.


58 posted on 03/02/2006 1:04:00 PM PST by Enchante (Democrats: "We are ALL broken and worn out, our party & ideas, what else is new?")
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To: doug from upland
· Tolerance for differences, remain open-minded

That's rich :)
59 posted on 03/02/2006 1:05:26 PM PST by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: doug from upland

bttt


60 posted on 03/02/2006 1:05:29 PM PST by kcvl
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To: doug from upland
· NPR (National Public Radio) 1340 AM · The New York Times · The Wall Street Journal · The News Hour (PBS) channel 6 · The BBC News (PBS) channel 12 · www.npr.org · www.pbs.org · www.guerrillanews.com · www.tompain.org · www.cato.org · www.heritage.org · www.indymedia.org · www.freespeech.org · www.newamericancentury.org · www.brook.edu · www.zman.org

My, that's an interesting source list...

61 posted on 03/02/2006 1:07:09 PM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: doug from upland

Principal Jana Frieler ~ jfrieler@cherrycreekschools.org

Asst. Principal Brent Graham ~ bgraham5@cherrycreekschools.org

Asst. Principal Ron Hogan ~ rhogan2@cherrycreekschools.org

Asst. Principal Pam Smiley ~ psmiley@cherrycreekschools.org


62 posted on 03/02/2006 1:08:36 PM PST by Beckwith (The liberal press has picked sides ... and they have sided with the Islamofascists)
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To: doug from upland

Hmm, syllabus seems OK. Even mentions extra credit for reading stuff from CATO and Heritage.

What did the guy do that was so bad exactly?


63 posted on 03/02/2006 1:10:30 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: doug from upland

ping


64 posted on 03/02/2006 1:11:24 PM PST by GoforBroke
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To: zbigreddogz
CLICK HERE AND MAKE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT
65 posted on 03/02/2006 1:16:14 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: doug from upland

You know, you'd almost (almost) be able to cough up some sympathy for these kooks if they included a link to something like FR. Even with a qualified endorsement of 'this is where the kooks hang out'.

But, no.


66 posted on 03/02/2006 1:23:56 PM PST by IncPen (Torture should be safe, legal, and rare.)
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To: IncPen

I sent the teacher his mocking parody song and suggested that he join us here. No sign of him yet.


67 posted on 03/02/2006 1:29:30 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: doug from upland

Luv the "Extra Credit" sources.....theres a 'manifesto' missing though....LOL...


68 posted on 03/02/2006 1:36:14 PM PST by litehaus
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To: neodad
Just more proof parents need to be more involved in their
children's education.
I am hoping some good will come from this fiasco. Parents will be asking their children what is going on in the school they attend.
69 posted on 03/02/2006 1:36:57 PM PST by buck61 (luv6060)
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To: doug from upland

BTTT


71 posted on 03/02/2006 2:02:55 PM PST by hattend (Keep Drinking Until Nagin Makes Sense)
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To: Javelina

The the bald guy gave Hitler credit for inventing public speaking to several people. He noted that only JB could speak to large groups of people.


72 posted on 03/02/2006 2:35:48 PM PST by Domangart (editor and publisher)
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To: RexBeach

"This course is designed to turn students in creative, and self-actualizing citizens of the world,"

This course is designed to indoctrinate students into being leftist citizens of the world who realize that it takes a village!

:)


73 posted on 03/02/2006 2:55:33 PM PST by adam_az (It's the border, stupid!)
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To: ozzymandus

Caught it on Hannity on the drive home.

I would love to see Attorney General Gonzalez submit that tape to a federal grand jury. I give it at least 50/50 odds they'd come back with an indictment under Title 18 of the United States Code:

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00002381----000-.html

If we indict enough of these idiots, the ACLU will be so busy defending them that they won't have the time or resources to stir up any of their usual mischeif.

BTW this punk is (according to the student who taped him) being represented by Ward Churchill's ACLU mouthpiece.


74 posted on 03/02/2006 2:57:44 PM PST by Ostlandr ( CONUS SITREP is foxtrot uniform bravo alfa romeo)
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To: doug from upland

Jay Bennish.

75 posted on 03/02/2006 2:58:42 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read the bio THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free! Click Fred Nerks for link to my Page.)
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To: Spanaway Lori
My geography class was pretty cool. It was taught by a former Marine DI, who had lived in pretty much every continent (except Antartica)...

His primary tool for teach geography was using historical battle grounds, and why the terrain played a strategic/tactical point in the battles.

Fun and fascinating.
76 posted on 03/02/2006 3:02:01 PM PST by birbear (You know what? This is crap. We're going to stop this.)
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To: Fred Nerks; potlatch; doug from upland; ntnychik; PhilDragoo


Her voice matches her perfectly


77 posted on 03/02/2006 3:27:14 PM PST by devolve (<-- (refresh-now-updated-graphix - accts Photobucket & Imagecave)
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To: doug from upland

Hey Doug have you found any place that has a full transcript of this git?


78 posted on 03/02/2006 3:33:45 PM PST by mware (A real teacher of geography NOT propaganda)
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To: mware

michellemalkin.com


79 posted on 03/02/2006 3:43:55 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: doug from upland

The best of the links on this Bennish character's syllabus:

http://www.newamericancentury.org

He may unwittingly be undermining his own propaganda, if enough open-minded students can understand that the PNAC agenda makes more sense than global socialism. That's a big if, for sure. We can only hope...


80 posted on 03/02/2006 3:45:02 PM PST by rfp1234 (I've had it up to my keyster with these leaks!!! - - - Ronald Reagan)
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To: FormerLib

And Heritage!


81 posted on 03/02/2006 3:46:08 PM PST by Paul Ross (Hitting bullets with bullets successfully for 35 years!)
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To: doug from upland

http://www.guerrillanews.com/

CHECK OUT THE TOP BLOGS AT THIS WEBSITE, IT SAYS:

"*UCK THE TROOPS"

THIS IS THE TRASH READIN THIS SUPPOSED TEACHERS GIVE EXTRA CREDIT FOR MINORS:


82 posted on 03/02/2006 3:57:47 PM PST by excludethis
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To: jan in Colorado

Indocrination not education.


83 posted on 03/02/2006 4:15:17 PM PST by Fred Nerks (Read the bio THE LIFE OF MUHAMMAD free! Click Fred Nerks for link to my Page.)
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To: doug from upland
Good find. I stopped by Utah Park near Overland High School after I picked up my son from preschool. Most of the local TV were there plus 630KHOW--Craig Silverman and Dan Caplis were doing their radio show there. So me and the family stood around and listened for a little bit.

I took some pictures of our "future" and the "future" ain't pretty. I didn't hear the remark but Mr. Caplis had made some comment that the students felt insulted them. One boy said to the affect, "Oh he's making fun of us--they think we are just stupid teenagers and we don't know what we are talking about." One older woman with some weird hair color stated to a producer or some such that she thought it was great to give the kids a voice.

I don't see what's so great about it myself as most of them looked like circus freaks. They'll all fit in in "higher" education in a few years.

I've also come to the conclusion that there are no more parents around--how else can you explain children being let out of the house looking like they do. One boy had some kind of paint/makeup smeared all over his face like war paint.

I know--he's just "expressing" himself. We must not hinder his right to look like an idiot/freak at school less the ACLU be called in to defend his rights.

Also, the "children" were very loud and disrespectful. They all seemed full of themselves. You can tell that they've all been told that they are as smart or smarter than any adult.

I know most everyone at FR knows it, but this is what we are dealing with folks. Our public schools are toilets and they are churning out crap.

Anyway, it was a nice day and my kids got to spend some time at the park--something we haven't done in awhile.
84 posted on 03/02/2006 4:35:04 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom
Thanks for the insights. Here is a line not to forget ---

"Our public schools are toilets and they are churning out crap."
beaversmom, 3-2-06

85 posted on 03/02/2006 4:59:57 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: SteveMcKing

Great catch!


86 posted on 03/02/2006 5:04:10 PM PST by HighWheeler (The liberal dinosaurs bellow defiantly while sinking deeper into the swamp.......)
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To: doug from upland
Actually, I'm beginning to have a "ports tsunami panic" kind of moment about this guy and his classroom work.

I remember one of my favorite high school teachers using what could be a similar "agent provaceteur" approach to teaching.  Back in '69, when the National Moratorium Day was to be the last major non-violent anti-Vietnam war protest, my english teacher told us we would flunk his course if we took the day off.  He then set us several provocative questions about the war and the issues involved.  You could excerpt a tape of what he said to us and make him out to be a "nuke 'em till they glow" type or a "peace at any cost" lefty, depending on your choices. 

But he convinced us not to skip school, which is what the peace activists wanted everybody to do.  He promised that if all of us showed up for class he would donate the equivelant of one months salary to the peace movement.  Everybody but me showed up and we all got passing grades.  I was excused because I was with the PBS news crew (acting as a "runner" for the producer, who was one of the adult leaders of my Baptist church's youth fellowship program) covering the national organizers of the protest down at Rutgers (totally seperate story, but fun).  What we didn't know about the offer from my teacher was that he was independently wealthy and his annual salary was $1, so he was coughing up all of 8 cents. 

He just wanted to prompt us to THINK THINGS THROUGH.  Not right.  Not left.  Just to think things through.

It's possible, just possible (mind you) that this guy is trying to do that with his students.  The fact that this is being reported to us by the "major media" makes me instantly suspicious that we don't know "the rest of the story."

87 posted on 03/02/2006 5:09:14 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: Phsstpok

According to the student, he does this stuff on a continuing basis. A former student told a radio show today that he bragged in class about his sexual exploits. I have a feeling that the rest of the story is going to be even worse for this leftist whackjob teacher.


88 posted on 03/02/2006 5:11:58 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: Spanaway Lori; CROSSHIGHWAYMAN

I hear ya loud and clear.

"We weren't taught WHAT to think, so much as HOW to think....for ourselves. Ah, the good ol' days."

I've been fighting this for 15 years...
and this is how:

"It is up to every parent to right the wrongs our kids pick up at school.

I made a point of asking my son about his teachers and what he was hearing in class."


89 posted on 03/02/2006 5:13:04 PM PST by freema (Proud Marine FRiend, Mom, Aunt, Sister, Friend, Wife, Daughter, Niece)
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To: doug from upland

I hope this guy gets fried.


90 posted on 03/02/2006 5:19:19 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Fired is okay. We don't need to give him Old Sparky.


91 posted on 03/02/2006 5:20:04 PM PST by doug from upland (A dead body means a chance for Democrats to have another funeral-op)
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To: doug from upland
I have a feeling that the rest of the story is going to be even worse for this leftist whackjob teacher.

Absolutely the most likely scenario. It's just that I'm getting to distrust the "information feed" that we're getting so much that I have this knee jerk reaction to question the "conventional wisdom," even when (especially when?) I agree with it.

OK.  Now I'm in trouble.  I'm getting into the area of double think now.  Do I doubt my doubts enough?  Do I adequately question my own questions?

Arrrrggggghhhhhh!  My brain is about to EXPLODE.

93 posted on 03/02/2006 5:22:06 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: eleni121

That's what I thought when I listened to the recording. The students don't say a word as he rants at them like some rabid Maoist.


94 posted on 03/02/2006 5:31:22 PM PST by Cecily
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To: Phsstpok

The guy is running a leftist brainwashing camp in the public schools. He wasn't trying to get the kids to think--he was telling them what to think. Sean Allen said the first day of class he went on a tirade about President Bush. This is geography class mind you. Also, he's hired Ward Churchill's lawyer.


95 posted on 03/02/2006 5:32:43 PM PST by beaversmom
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To: doug from upland

BTTT for later. Thanks, Doug


96 posted on 03/02/2006 5:39:39 PM PST by Brad’s Gramma
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To: doug from upland

LOL! That's what I wanted to say. Fingers just don't cooperate sometimes!


97 posted on 03/02/2006 5:39:54 PM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: beaversmom
The guy is running a leftist brainwashing camp in the public schools. He wasn't trying to get the kids to think--he was telling them what to think.

Absolutely the most likely scenario.  I'm just so cynical about anything reported to me through the major media that I ALWAYS want to question their conclusions. That doesn't mean I won't come to that conclusion, but I don't ever accept the "first cut" of any story.

98 posted on 03/02/2006 5:40:10 PM PST by Phsstpok (There are lies, damned lies, statistics and presentation graphics, in descending order of truth)
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To: doug from upland

Great find!


99 posted on 03/02/2006 5:43:45 PM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: zbigreddogz; doug from upland

I concur - the syllabus sounds reasonable but I think there is perhaps too much current events perspectives that isn't relevant to Geography as a subject. But the real problem is that Mr Bennish doesn't seem to be following the teaching schedule himself.

I found the Geography syllabus information at my alma matar Auckland Grammar School in New Zealand (yes, a public school here in NZ but it doesn't adopt left-wing indoctrinations - just imagine a government-run school but with old-timer prep school education):




GEOGRAPHY - FORM 6 : AS

PRE-REQUISITES

Form 6 AS Geography builds upon the ideas and concepts developed in the Form 5 IGCSE course, but can be picked up by students who did not study this course. Students should note that Form 6 AS Geography is an academically rigorous course and is a significant step-up from the Form 5 IGCSE course. Students with a D grade or lower in IGCSE Paper
1 (Core Geography) should consult with Mr Miller or Mr Paton. Students who studied NCEA subjects in Form 5 must complete a special appication form from the Director of Studies. Students should only consider taking this subject if their marks and work ethic are very sound. The department also offers a course in Form 6 NCEA.

DESCRIPTION / AIMS

The Form 6 AS Geography curriculum is designed to develop an
understanding of both the natural and human environments. Students are required to study three themes from the Physical Geography section and two from the Human Geography section.

Physical Geography themes:

1. Hydrology and Fluvial Geomorphology: Examines the
processes operating in river drainage systems and the various landforms created. Human interaction and modification is also explored.
2. Rocks and Weathering: Looks at the different processes
influencing, and responsible for, weathering and slope development. Case studies of weathering in limestone and granite, and in different environments, are examined.
3. Atmosphere and Weather: Examines the energy flows that drive the earth’s weather and climate systems. Atmospheric moisture, precipitation, air stability and resulting weather phenomena are studied. The human impact, eg global warming, greenhouse effect and urban heat islands is explored.

Human Geography themes:

1. Population Change: Looks at the components of population change, its management, and the relationships between population and resources.
2. Settlement Dynamics: Examines settlement hierarchies and the factors that affect them. Urban trends and issues in Less Economically Developed Countries and More Economically Developed Countries are studied.

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

The AS Geography course is assessed by one 3 hour external examination. If a student continues with Geography at the A2 Form 7 level, then the examination sat at AS Form 6 will contribute 50% of their final A Level mark.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND COSTS

No special equipment is required. Students are expected to participate in a compulsory week long fiend trip to Waitomo and Tongariro. Some charge to studens will be necessary for this trip.

CONTINUATION OF SUBJECT AT SCHOOL

Geography offers an A2 level course in Form 7, which enables students to complete A Levels in this subject.

REFERENCE PERSON
Mr M Paton, HOD Geography
Mr P Miller, CIE Coordinator




GEOGRAPHY - FORM 6 : NCEA LEVEL 2

PRE-REQUISITES

Form 6 NCEA Geography extends upon the ideas and concepts developed in Form 5 NCEA Geography, but it can be picked up by students who did not study the Form 5 course.

DESCRIPTION / AIMS

Geography aims to develop an understanding of the environment as the home of people. This involves studying the characteristics and processes of both the Natural and Cultural environments of New Zealand and other parts of the world. The course also develops a wide range of thinking, practical, valuing and social skills.

COURSE OUTLINE

Students will study six achievement standards:

2.1 Explain natural landscapes (the South Island High Country or The Volcanic Plateau, and the Tropical Rainforest of the Amazon Basin).
2.2 Explain urban Settlements (Urban and Migration patterns in New Zealand and overseas; Auckland and Sao Paulo as case studies of cities of national and continental importance).
2.3 Explain disparities in development (issues of wealth and poverty at a global, continental and national level; with special focus on Brazil and the United Kingdom).
2.4 Apply skills and ideas in geographic context.
2.5 Carry out guided geographic research.
2.6 Explain a contemporary geographic issue

METHODS OF ASSESSMENT

2.1 to 2.4 will be assessed externally in a three hour examination, and 2.5 to 2.6 will be internally assessed.

SPECIAL EQUIPMENT AND COSTS

No special equipment is required; any field trip costs are covered by School fees.

CONTINUATION OF SUBJECT AT SCHOOL

NCEA Level Three classes are offered at Form 7. Students who do not study Form 5 or Form 6 Geography can pick up the subject at Form 7. Cambridge qualifications are also offered at both the Form 6 (AS) and Form 7 (A2) Levels.

REFERENCE PERSON
Mr M Paton, HOD Geography
Mr G Maguire, NCEA Coordinator




Yes, I know there are still some leftist talking points, but at least much of hard knowledge is still there when compared with Mr Bennish's courses.


100 posted on 03/02/2006 5:45:56 PM PST by NZerFromHK (Leftism is like honey mixed with arsenic: initially it tastes good, but that will end up killing you)
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