Our Year 9 curriculum aims to engage students in their learning and develop well-rounded, independent learners. Students entering Year 9 are provided with a broad general curriculum including: English, Maths, Humanities, Science and PE. A student program will also include an elective component. Elective subjects are offered across several learning areas and students choose three electives each semester. Details of subjects offered can be found in the Student handbook. To ensure students experience a variety of learning experiences in their subject choices, we place the following requirements on each student:
- Each student must include one subject from the Arts learning area and one subject from the Technology learning area.
- All students are required to complete the Health and Community Projects elective.
- All students can choose to study a second language. Students in the SEAL program must study a second language.
The Year 9 teaching team are a committed group who work hard to deliver engaging learning activities that can be adapted to the needs of each individual. Where possible, classroom learning takes students out into the community to apply learning or gain valuable experiences.
Students in Year 9 are encouraged to take up leadership opportunities. Within the school this may include involvement in SRC or School House Leadership roles. In Health and Community project classes, all students have the opportunity to develop and carry out a project that will provide benefits to the community. As opportunities arise, students will be made aware of their ability to apply for them and any processes involved with selection. For example, our school often gains places at one of the School for Student Leadership campuses for a full term.