Junior School Overview

The Australian Curriculum now dictates much of the College's curriculum offering. All subjects are now offered in accordance with the Australia Curriculum.

We believe that the College Curriculum is both positive and progressive as it responds to these new and emerging demands. It presents students with a more flexible curriculum that still meets the mandatory demands of government. It also enables students to have greater control over their own learning, as well as provide them with a solid foundation for their senior studies

YEAR 7

In Year 7, students will study a range of core and elective subjects. The Core subjects (listed below) will be studied consistently throughout the year. The remaining four subjects are combined elective subjects, which are each studied for one term only. This implies that by the end of Year 7, all Year 7 students would have been exposed to all elective subjects. Please note that this subject choice is subject to some changes in 2016 pending current government reviews in The Australian Curriculum.

CORE SUBJECTS: English, Religious Education, Health and Physical Education; Mathematics; Science, History/Geography, Business and Civics.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS: Home Economics; Industrial Design and Technology; Drama and Visual Art.

YEAR 8

Currently in Year 8, students study a range of core and elective subjects. Core subjects (listed below) are studied consistently throughout the year. The remaining subjects are combined elective subjects, which are studied on a semester basis. This means that students spend a significant proportion of their learning developing key skills in core subject areas. With a rotated choice of electives, they also have the opportunity to experience some variety and experience some elective subjects which will aid decision making of subject choice in following, subsequent years.

CORE SUBJECTS: English, Religious Education, Health and Physical Education; Mathematics; Science, History/Geography, Business & Civics.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS: Home Economics; Industrial Design and Technology; Drama and Visual Art.

YEAR 9

The core subjects taught in Year 8 continue through into Year 9. Students also study two elective subjects on a semester rotation basis i.e. students are able to re-select elective subjects at the beginning of each new semester.

CORE SUBJECTS: English, Religious Education; History; Geography; Health and Physical Education; Mathematics; Science.

ELECTIVE SUBJECTS: Business & Civics; Drama; Home Economics; Graphics; Industrial Design & Technology; Visual Art.