Our Junior Sub School comprises Years 7, 8 and 9. 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.
Year 7 students are provided with their own dedicated building in our purpose-built Year 7 Learning Community complete with staff offices, central kitchenette, Well-being office and restrooms. This learning environment is where most of their classes will be conducted and is centrally located within the college close to all learning facilities.
To help strengthen their connection to the college, Year 7 students will have the opportunity to be involved in activities and events such as: Transition events, Year 7 Phillip Island Camp, Interschool Sports and various form group initiatives and activities.
In Year 8 students again have their own dedicated building. They continue to build upon their core knowledge and understanding across a range of subjects as well as having their first opportunity to pick elective pathway subjects for Year 9 in the following year.
Students complete several year long subjects in both Year 7 and 8, including:
- Physical Education
- Languages (Italian)
- Pastoral Care
Other semester long subjects that are studied include:
- Visual Arts (Ceramics, Printmaking, Drawing, Textiles, Visual Communication and Design)
- Design and Technology
- Digital Technologies
- Food Studies
One elective subject per semester over the course of the 2 years.
Our Year 9 Program engages with a focus on relationships and high expectations. Each student participates in their regular core subjects and our Pathways Program. This is enriched by our Pastoral Program which involves a range of activities designed to help students develop life skills, as well as their academic skills and knowledge. These include: The Resilience Project, Respectful Relationships, and a variety of activities presented by external providers.
In addition to regular core subjects, each student can study a variety of pathway subjects over the course of Year 9. These subjects allow students to start tailoring their studies to personal interests and their future career pathway. A wide selection of elective subjects in the areas of the Arts, Physical Education, Humanities and Technologies are offered. These options are outlined for students in the Year 9 Handbook and via the extensive course counselling process.