Junior School

In Years 7 and 8, students study a core curriculum that exposes them to all key learning areas outlined in the Victorian Curriculum. The Junior School curriculum is one that offers a wide variety of subjects to students, in a nurturing and traditional schooling environment. 

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Year 7 

Year 7 students are provided with their own dedicated classroom in our purpose-built Year 7 Centre complete with co-ordinators’ office, lockers and toilets. The Year 7 Centre is like having a primary school environment located within a secondary school setting. Each student is assigned a mentor teacher to support them throughout this transition year into secondary school.  

Students complete several year long subjects, including: 

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science 
  • Humanities  
  • Physical Education 
  • Languages (German) 
  • Learning for Me (Pastoral Care) 
  • Visual Arts (ceramics, print making, drawing textiles, visual communication) 
  • Design and Technology (wood, metal, plastics) 
  • Sport. 

Students also participate in some subjects on a semester length basis, including: 

  • Digital Technologies  
  • Food Studies  
  • Music 
  • Drama 

Students have the opportunity to elect to study a musical instrument, which requires a time commitment of one period per week. 

Year 7 students are involved in a number of additional activities to strengthen their connection to the College in their first year with us, some of which include: Year 7 Phillip Island Camp, Interschool Sport, the Year 7 Coin Challenge and various form group initiatives and activities.  

 

Year 8 

In Year 8 students again have their own dedicated classroom and mentor teacher. They continue to build upon their core knowledge and understanding across a range of subjects as well as having the first opportunity to pick elective subjects. 

Students complete several year long subjects, including: 

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science 
  • Humanities  
  • Physical Education  
  • Languages (German) 
  • Learning for Now (Pastoral Care) 
  • Visual Arts (ceramics, print making, drawing textiles, visual communication design) 
  • Design and Technology (wood, metal, plastics). 

Other semester long subjects that are studied include: 

  • Digital Technologies  
  • Food Studies  
  • Music 
  • Drama 
  • One elective subject per semester (detailed in Year 8 Handbook). 

Students again have the opportunity to elect to study a musical instrument, which requires a time commitment of one period per week. In addition, they have multiple opportunities to get involved in the extra-curricular life of the College.  

Click here to access the Year 8 Handbook