Years 7 to 9


Our Curriculum Transition for 2019

What does our Learning Community value?

  • Students are trusted to be partners and owners of their education.
  • Engagement and enjoyment of school are valued just as much as academic success.
  • The College’s curriculum and instruction is responsive to the students in its care.

Our Curriculum Allocations for 2018

Years 7-9 Allocations of Hours 2018
  225 mins 225 mins 225 mins 225 mins 225 mins 225 mins 150 mins 75 mins
Year 7
Entry Year
7 English 7 Maths 7 Science 7 PE Choice
(2)
Choice
(2)
Personal Growth Ind
Reading
Year 8 Consolidating Year 8 English Maths 8 Science PE Choice
(2)
Choice
(2)
Choice
(2)
Personal 
Growth
Ind
Reading
Year 9
Graduating Year
9 English Science Choice
PE
Choice
Choice
(2)
Choice
(2)
Choice
(2)
Personal
Growth
Ind
Reading

What choice subjects do we offer in Year 8 and 9?

The following subjects (table below) were offered this year.

English Choices

Math Choices

Art Choices

Exploring and Creating Picture Fiction Books (6)
Graphic Novels (6)
Introduction to Journalism and Advanced Journalism (7)
Making a Stand Through Song (7)
Old Texts Made New (7)
Public Speaking and Debating (7)
The Business of Blogging and the Art of Vlogging (8)
Writing Creativity (7)
Business Maths (11)
Financial Maths (12)
Getting Reading for Work (12)
Interior Design (12)
Money Smarts (12)
Tradie Maths (13)
Travel Maths (13)
2D Design (2)
3D Design (5)
Music Industry (6)
Photography (6)
You Think You Can Dance? (6)
Health & Beauty (5)
Drama & Stage (5)

Technologies Choices

Science Choices

PE Choices

Multimedia - Camera Crew (18)
Cooking Up Cultures (17)
DIT & Building Maintenance (17)
Food Design and Hospitality (17)
Furniture Upcycling & Restoration (18)
Gardening & Horticulture (18)
Kitchen Master Chef (18)
Technology & Mechanics (18)
Visual Communication & Product Design (19)
Wood Working Masterclass (19)
Disease and Medicine (15)
Early Life (15)
Electricity & Electrical Devices (15)
Engineering - Our Past, Our Future (16)
Environmental Science (16)
Experimental Scientific Research (CREST Award) (16)
Forensic Science (16)
Human Biology (16)
Psychology (17)
Simple Machines and Engineering (17)
A Walk in the Park (13)
Basketball (13)
Fitness 101 (13)
Netball (13)
Nets and Racquets (14)
Outdoor Education (14)
Self Defence (14)
Soccer (14)
Sports Science (14)
Team Sports (14)
The Arts of Coaching and Sports Management (14)

What happens in each subject?

  • All subjects run for 225 minutes (3 sessions of 75 minutes) per week.
  • Subjects will have at least two assessment tasks throughout the semester.
  • Subjects will have an exam each semester.
  • Teachers of each subject will complete progress reports every 5-6 weeks.

 

What happens in home-group and Personal Growth classes?

  • Your child will meet with their homeroom teacher every morning for independent reading and any administrative information. This person is the first point of contact for families and students with any concerns or questions.
  • Students will undertake 150 minutes of Personal Growth per week, which includes:
  • Health
  • Thinking Skills
  • Rights, Resilience and Respectful Relationships
  • For most Year 8 and 9 students, this person is the same in 2017 and 2018.

 

How do we communicate with families?

  • Term 1 – Meetings arranged, if required.
  • Term 2 – Weeks 1-3 – Family Conferences
  • Term 3 – Weeks 1-3 – Family Conferences
  • Term 4 – Week 11 – Information Evening for 2019
  • Progress reports and Learning Tasks are updated continuously via Compass.
  • The school diary is no longer being printed. Please communicate via email, Compass or phone call.
  • Semester Reports are published in the final week of Term 2 and Term 4.

 

What is meant by ‘Learning Tasks’?
This is how a variety of tasks and assessments are referred to on Compass. Learning Tasks are set by teachers are uploaded to Compass. There will be a description of the task set. When the task has been submitted and marks, feedback will be given. This can be scores, written comments or statements such as “At expected level”. Some of these Learning Tasks will make up the semester reports.

This is how they appear on Compass. Click the name of the task for more information.


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