Junior Secondary Years 7-9
The junior secondary school works hard to continue to offer a range of subjects that will engage, stimulate, provide opportunities to discover new knowledge and skills and ultimately provide a broad base of experiences that will lead to a distillation of students’ subject choice in their area of interests and expertise as they progress from years 7 to 10.
In year 7 subject offerings are designed to be broad and inclusive of many skills and activities that students may not have experienced in primary school. Years 8 and 9 allow students to choose subjects that they have an increased interest in and helps students start to narrow their interests in preparation for year 10.
Our year 10 subject selections are designed to prepare students for what they might experience in year 11 and 12. They are designed to further refine students’ interests as well as prepare students for the different learning pathways that senior schooling have to offer, whether it be an ATAR/university pathway or vocational courses and work.
Michelle Messina Sally Hammett Kimberly Vanzetta
Deputy Principal Deputy Principal Deputy Principal
Curriculum & Inclusion Year 7 & 8 Year 8 & 9
Senior Secondary Years 10-12
In Year 10, students make important decisions about their senior secondary schooling, education training and career goals. Senior schooling staff work with students and their parents/carers to develop a senior education and training plan (SET plan). In this process, senior school staff support students to structure their learning in Years 11 and 12 around their abilities, interests and ambitions. When designing a course of study students may choose from a range of subjects.
General subjects (pink subjects) contribute towards an ATAR and a university pathway. To qualify for an ATAR, students may select five general subjects, or four general subjects plus one applied subject or one Certificate III course.
Applied subjects (blue subjects) do not contribute towards an ATAR.
Vocational Education subjects (yellow subjects) are nationally recognised courses that play an important role in many senior student pathway options.
SET planning preparation begins early in Term 3 each year, with SET Plan interviews conducted later in Term 3. Please watch for correspondence in regards to this process.