7-10 Curriculum & Learning
The Year 7 Transition Program is structured to alleviate any of the potential difficulties students may encounter when they begin secondary school.
A theme of connectedness has been developed for this purpose and is complemented by the one teacher teaching both English and Humanities.
There are compulsory core subjects of Religious Education, English, Science, Mathematics, Physical Education, History, Geography and Information Technology, LOTE Italian, and LOTE Japanese as well as a range of subjects from Technology and The Arts.
The Curriculum Program at Year 8 is delivered as CORE, with students having selected to study either Japanese or Italian. The core units undertaken by all students are delivered in homeroom groupings
Core subjects are Religious Education, Mathematics, English, Humanities, Science and LOTE and Sport. In addition to these core subjects students will also undertake study of a range of subjects (Art; Music; Drama; Information Technology; Design & Technology -Wood and Design & Technology – Food) on a rotational basis. The rotation enables students to have been exposed to all practical subjects prior to the beginning of Year 9.
The Curriculum Program at Year 9 is delivered via a combination of core and elective units. The core units undertaken by all students are delivered in homeroom groupings. The core program at Year 9 involves the teaching of Religious Education, Mathematics, English, Humanities, Science and Sport. Students will also study six semester elective units in Year 9. The choices will be made from two different groupings. The first group of electives enable students to choose a total of three semester units from the following offerings: The Arts (Visual or Performing), Health & Physical Education, Technology and LOTE Japanese or LOTE Italian. The second group of electives are offered from all learning areas and provide consolidation and extension.
In Year 9, ‘Youth Health’ is compulsory. This unit was developed in conjunction with the Victorian State Government’s ‘Turning the Tide’ initiative, which focused on providing important information to students in the areas of drug education and harm minimisation.
The Curriculum Program at Year 10 is delivered via a combination of core and elective units. The core subjects are Religious Education, English, Humanities, Mathematics, Science and Sport. The Mathematics choice at year 10 is designed to enable students to select a stream for future study in VCE or VCAL. The extensive list of elective subjects may be viewed in our Guide to Courses booklet on the College website.
Students also have the option of undertaking a Unit 1 and 2 (VCE) subject in year 10.