Year 9

year 9

In Year 9 students are required to study compulsory subjects and elective subjects. A CORE subject is one that all students must study. ELECTIVE subjects are chosen by students and should be determined on the basis of the students’ skills, interests and possible career ambitions. This core and elective approach will lead into a broad range of options for future Later Years studies.

The COMPULSORY (CORE) subjects in Year 9 are:
– English: full year
– Mathematics: full year
– Health and Physical Education: one semester (classes are gender specific)
– Science: full year
– SOSE: full year

The ELECTIVE SUBJECT choices in Year 9 can be taken from the following learning areas:
– Arts and Technology: Students must select 2 subjects from this group (except if studying
German, GELC, EAL Transition or Excellence in sport)
– Languages other than English (LOTE): Students who wish to study German must select
this subject in both semesters (Academic Achievers must select this class)
– Excellence in Sport (Soccer): Students must select this subject in both Semesters
– Students are not permitted to choose both Excellence in Sport & Outdoor Education

One week per term is dedicated to our ‘Project Week’. This is an integrated curriculum approach to teaching and learning which supports the general themes being studied and provides an opportunity for students to work in mixed groups towards a common goal.

Our iPad Program supports teaching and learning across the Junior School as each student has access to their own device in a wireless environment.

Click on the red subject headers below for more information
MATHS ENGLISH SCIENCE HAPE LANGUAGE ARTS TECH HUMANITIES OTHER PROGRAMS

Maths

5 periods per week each semester

English

5 periods per week each semester

Science

3 periods per week each semester

Physical Education

3 periods per week each semester

Health

3 periods per week for one semester

Elective:

Excellence in Sport (Soccer/Volleyball)

Outdoor Education

Students are no permitted to choose both Excellence in Sport and Outdoor Education

German

3 periods per week each semester

Electives:

3 periods per week for one semester
- Art
- Ceramics
- Drama
- Media
- Music
- Studio Art
- Visual Communication and Design

Electives:

3 periods per week for one semester
- Food Technology
- Information Technology
- Materials Technology: Textiles
- Materials Technology: Wood
– Robotics

SOSE

5 periods per week each semester

Elective:

– Civics and Citizenship
- Business and Economics

Academic Achievers

STAR

Camps

Community Engagement Program