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.


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

Elective Semester Learning Area
Art: In and out of the Frame (Digital Media) Semester 1 Arts
Art: Mix it up with Media Semester 1 Arts
Art that Pops Semester 2 Arts
Art of Illusion (Digital Media) Semester 2 Arts
Art Extension Semester 2 Arts
Music Full year Arts
Geography: Travelling Well Semester 1 Humanities and Social Sciences
Civics and Citizenship: Legal Eagle Semester 1 Humanities and Social Sciences
Civics and Citizenship: Our Rights, Our Freedoms Semester 2 Humanities and Social Sciences
Geography: Think Global, Act Local Semester 2 Humanities and Social Sciences
French Full year Languages
Japanese Full year Languages
Spanish Full year Languages
Design & Technology: Fashion Follies Semester 1 Technologies
Design Technology: Eat Good, Feel Good Semester 2 Technologies
Design & Technology: Switched on Electronics Semester 1 Technologies
Digital Technology A Semester 1 Technologies
Design & Technology: 3D Design and Printing Semester 2 Technologies
Digital Technology B Semester 2 Technologies

Last updated: 31 January 2018