The Middle School curriculum challenges, motivates and extends junior secondary students, and prepares the junior secondary student for senior schooling. Organisation, preparedness, time management and resilience are all important traits of successful students and we look to support Year 9 and 10 students in embracing these traits.
The Middle School curriculum is based on ACARA and a core and elective curriculum program, which will provide students with the knowledge and skill levels necessary to cope with senior schooling.
All students in Year 9 and Year 10 study a core curriculum that includes English, Mathematics, Science, History or Geography, and Health and Physical Education.
A broad range of elective subjects supplements the Year 9 / 10 core curriculum. Students study 2 elective subjects Please refer to the Year 9 subject selection handbook for more detailed information on each subject area.
Elective Choices Year 9 and Year 10:
- Business & Economics
- Design & Technology
- Digital Technologies
- Film & Media Technologies
- Food Studies
- Metal Trade Skills
- Textiles & Food Studies
- Timber Trade Skills
- Visual Arts
Students will no longer have a ‘Key Teacher’ as they did in Junior Secondary but will move around to specialist areas for their subjects. Their WRAP teacher becomes a key point of contact for parents and students alike.
Year 10s undertake their SET (Senior Education and Training) Plans and a Careers Expo, aimed at developing a curiosity for learning, especially in the areas that particularly interest them and those that they mightn’t have realised existed yet.
Parent Information Evenings are held to pass on information about the Senior Phase of Learning and our two senior pathways – Red (ATAR) and Blue (non-ATAR). We encourage all parents to attend these nights.
Year 10 students are also able to start accessing Vocational Educational pathways through work experience or SATS (School-based Apprenticeships or Traineeships). For more information, please see the Industry Liaison Officer.