Years 8 - 10

Year 8 

In Year 8 we concentrate on strengthening and developing skills and understandings in the subjects begun in Year 7. 

 YEAR 8

 Religious Education
 English
 Science
 Health/PE
 Performing Arts   
              
 Pastoral Care
 Mathematics
 Humanities  
 LOTE 
 Visual Arts               
              

*The College is currently considering implementing a small elective program for Year 8, 2018.

All students at Year 8 are required to undertake the following homework:
20 minutes of Mathematics per night (100 minutes per week)
20 minutes of wider reading per night (100  minutes per week) 
30 minutes of homework from each learning area per cycle (270 minutes per fortnight) 

Total:
maximum of less than six hours per week.  Students should have a study schedule that works for them and their schedule and family priorities.
The only homework permitted at Year 8 is revision, recitation or rote learning.  Students should only require their laptops if they are undertaking Mathletics, HotMaths, Language Perfect, Word Flyers or Literacy Planet.



Year 9 

Students at Year 9 undertake an elective program which ensures that they maintain a broad educational platform to enable them to access all senior programs.  We invite students who demonstrate above standard skills to accelerate in English and Mathematics and are looking to expand this Acceleration Program into Science and Humanities.  We ensure that we adhere to the scope and sequence of the Victorian Curriculum but also enable students to begin their individualised pathway.

 

Year 10

At Year 10 students are able to begin their specialisation through the elective program. Students are able to accelerate into the full suite of VCE subjects. In addition, they can undertake units leading to the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning which supports those students for whom applied learning is their preferred style.  Students have the opportunity to study in all Domain areas but also to specialise in their particular learning area.  

 
YEAR 9  YEAR 10 
 Core:
 Religious Education
 Pastoral Care
 English
 Mathematics
 Science
 LOTE  
 Technology

 Plus 4 electives
 Core:
 Religious Education
 Pastoral Care
 English
 Mathematics 
 Science
 Health/PE (1 semester)
 History (1 semester)

 Plus 4 electives

We have chosen this model because we want to promote personalised learning - where students work at increasing depth as they become ready for new challenges. We are also keen for students to be able to develop pathways into success at the senior years by allowing for some specialisation before VCE.

 

 YEAR 9 ELECTIVES                                              YEAR 10 ELECTIVES

 ARTS
 DANCE
 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC
 THEATRE STUDIES
 VISCOM 
 FASHION BLOGGERS
 STUDIO ART


 HEALTH & PE
 FIT4ACTION
 INTRODUCTION TO OUTDOOR EDUCATION 
 SPORTSFUN

 
 HUMANITIES 
 DISEASES & DISASTERS
 MIGRATION EXPERIENCES
 WHO RULES












 ARTS
 BACKSTAGE
 DANCE
 DRAMA PRODUCTION
 MUSIC PERFORMANCE
 DIGITAL DESIGN
 FASHION
 STUDIO ARTS
 VISCOM
 PRINTMAKING

 HEALTH & PE
 FIT4ACTION
 THE BODY AT WORK
 SPORTSFUN
 FOOD FOR THOUGHT
 CHILD DEVELOPMENT
 
 ENGLISH
 LITERATURE
 CREATIVE WRITING
 SPECIALIST ENGLISH

 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
 LIFE IN THE HOLY LAND
 TEXTS IN SOCIETY

 TECHNOLOGY
 FOOD BY DESIGN
 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

 SCIENCE
 GENERAL SCIENCE
 PSYCHOLOGY
 VCE SCIENCE FOR YEAR 10

 HUMANITIES
 HISTORY
 HISTORY OF POP CULTURE
 LEGAL STUDIES
 ECONOMICS
 GEOGRAPHY


 MATHEMATICS
 SKILLS MATHS
 GENERAL MATHS
 ADVANCED MATHS

 LOTE
 INDONESIAN
 CONVERSATIONAL INDO
 FRENCH

 OTHER
 COMMUNITY SERVICE
 VCAL TASTER
 SPORT