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Year 9

Students in the Middle Years learn in a team with two teachers providing integrated, purposeful and relevant learning.

The essential elements of the Middle Years program are:

  • starting from the students' prior knowledge
  • learning to learn, learning to think
  • collaborative team approach – teachers and students
  • stronger focus on relationships between students and teachers
  • cross-curricular, interdisciplinary and integrated learning approaches
  • authentic assessment, product orientated learning, exhibitions of learning and real life contexts

Students undertake Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT) each year and achieve goals based around their Negotiated Learning Plans.

The year 9 curriculum is organized into Central Studies, Languages and Electives.

Central Studies

Powerful learning integrates experience, emotions, imagination, information and application. Central Studies at year 9 integrate the compulsory subjects of the Australian Curriculum learning: Mathematics, Science, English, History and Health in meaningful and purposeful learning for all students.  Students also develop specific essential skills through rehearsal and consolidation.


Languages are full year subjects i.e. both semester 1 and semester 2. Students can choose from:

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Studying a language in semester 1 is a prerequisite for studying a language in semester 2.


Full time students in year 9 are required to do Central Studies plus 2 electives per semester.

Electives are semester length except languages and music which are full year subjects

Year 9 Electives - 2017


 SEMESTER 1 Subject

SEMESTER 2 Subject

The Arts
Art: Art That Pops Art: Ideas Behind the Art
Art: Art of Illusion Art: Art Around the World
Music Music
Humanities and
Social Sciences
Geography: Harvesting the World's Garden Business and Economic: Globe Trekker
Civics and Citizenship: Legal Eagle Geography: Save the Planet
French A French B
Japanese A Japanese B
Spanish A Spanish B
Design Technology: Eat Good feel Good Design Technology: Fashion Follies
Design Technology: 3D Design and Printing Design Technology: Food and Photography
Digital Technology Digital Technology (repeated)