Years 7 and 8

Year 7

Year 7 is a year of change, challenges and opportunities. Within a supportive environment where each student is known for her or his strengths, we encourage our students to make the most of all academic and co-curricular opportunities.

Year 7 is a year which demands considerable adjustment to major change. For our students this is a challenging yet exhilarating time. The myriad of new faces, experiences and opportunities contribute significantly to their development as well-rounded individuals and as valued, responsible members of our school community. Our students' success is measured by the extent to which they have strived to make the most of the opportunities offered to them. We encourage them at all times to do their best. Students pursue a broad academic program through the NSW and Australian curriculums, which includes English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, PDHPE, Music, Visual Arts, Technological and Applied Studies and Drama. Exposure to this selection of academic courses, coupled with a wide array of co-curricular opportunities and the caring environment achieved through our approach to student wellbeing ensures Year 7 students lay firm foundations to build upon as they journey through the Senior School.

Year 8

Year 8 are asked to step up to meet the personal, social and academic challenges of this stage of their educational life.

Year 8 must step up to meet the personal, social and academic challenges of this stage of their educational life, and increasingly understand its connection with the years ahead to the Higher School Certificate. They are accustomed to working under the guidance of a variety of teachers for a range of subjects. Different types of activities and different environments are created for them to promote their learning in the various subject areas. However, it is important that by the end of Year 8, students are increasingly aware of their own involvement in the processes of learning, the 'how' of learning, rather than just the content, the 'what'. By consciously thinking about the many activities that constitute the way we all learn, our students can begin to establish themselves as the lifelong learners our society needs, and indeed demands. 

Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8) Academic Programs Curriculum Handbook