We offer an engaging and rigorous curriculum based on Victorian Curriculum that caters for individual learning needs and prepares students for senior secondary levels.
In years 7 & 8 students are placed in a single class where they complete all of the studies.
Key features of Years 7 & 8 include:
- Small number of teachers working with your child
- Enrichment and extension opportunities (High Achievers Program, and Hindi. Additional support is also available in Literacy and Numeracy
- Creative Arts and Sporting opportunities
- Student Leadership opportunities
- Regular parent contact via Online and Teacher support
- Building foundations to succeed at Year 12
Our Year Level Leadership, Wellbeing Team and classroom teachers provide support in transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7. Core classes are held in the purpose built Year 7 & 8 school building, where students have ready access to their teachers and the Leadership Team. The Year 7 & 8 school centre is well resourced, with flexible spaces, a small theatre, well equipped Maths and Literacy resource room and nearby play spaces and lockers.
In Year 7 and 8 students communicate with peers, teachers, individuals, groups and community members in a range of face-to-face and online/virtual environments. Students engage with a variety of texts both individually, in small book clubs, and as a class. They listen to, read, view, interpret, evaluate and perform a range of spoken, written and visual texts. Students create a range of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts as they develop their writing skills.
The Year 7 and 8 Mathematics Curriculum is built around creating opportunities and enriching the lives of all students. Mathematics develops the mathematical capabilities that all students need in many aspects of their lives, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialities and professional applications of mathematics are built.
Students engage with the Victorian Curriculum via inspiring, interesting, relevant and professionally taught lessons employed specifically to increase student capacity and confidence in mathematical ideas and concepts.
All Year 7 and 8 students take part in a Scaffolding Numeracy Program twice per week which enables students to be taught specific mathematical skills relevant to their individual learning needs.
In Year 7 and 8 Science, students are introduced to the fundamentals of science across a broad range of topics including physics, chemistry, biology, earth science and space science. In the science labs, students will get to participate in exciting practical experiments and captivating demonstrations as well as starting to learn how to design their own experiments. Students will get to use a range of equipment, including some of the latest data logging technology on their devices.
Students will also participate in a STEM unit – Tracking Ecosystems. Students will use the latest technologies to investigate and analyse the movement of organisms within their global environment.
Take a step back in time to discover how the early civilisations lived in Ancient China! Find out what could happen if we run out of water and what we can do to save this precious resource. Know your rights and responsibilities as an Australian Citizen. Learn about how to manage your finances and set up your budget and save for a car! In Humanities, students learn about the world around them in order for them to become productive citizens who contribute to a diverse and innovative society.
Health & Physical Education
Through a combination of theory and practical lessons, students will develop knowledge, processes and skills that will allow them to make informed decisions about their own health and well-being. They will engage in team and individual activities to further their abilities on the playing arena and in the classroom
In Year 7 and 8 Art, students will have the opportunity to identify and evaluate how other artists use materials and techniques to express ideas and convey meaning. Students will plan and make their own art works in response to technologies and processes used in the work of other artists. Students will demonstrate the use of materials, techniques and processes, to express ideas and convey meaning in their own artworks. Students will identify and describe artworks from different cultures, times and places and how ideas are interpreted by audiences.
In this students will have the opportunity to develop in dramatic theory and practice and use skills and knowledge to shape their own performances based off Mime and Comedy. Students will explore improvisation in theatre. Students will explore how audiences impact drama and understand the importance of feedback and reflection. Students will also analyse and interpret outside works from films and analyse scripts and characterisation in order to understand the role drama plays in different settings.
Through a combination of theory and practical lessons, students will develop the knowledge and skills to create basic snacks and meals. They will also learn current food production issues related to sustainability and basic nutrition of key foods
This course introduces the students to Indian language and culture. It aims at developing listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Through this course students will develop their ability to converse in Hindi. They will also develop knowledge of grammar features and strategies to learn a foreign language.
Music learning combines listening, performing and composing activities. These activities, developed sequentially, enhance students’ capacity to perceive and understand music. As students progress in their study of Music, they learn to value and appreciate the power of music to transform the heart, soul, mind and spirit of the individual. In this way students develop an aesthetic appreciation and enjoyment of music.