Middle Years Learning (5 - 9)


​Year 5 and Year 6​​


Students in Year 5 and Year 6 work on a fortnightly timetable and engage with their core teachers for much of their learning. In Science, HPE, The Arts (Visual Art / Media / Dance / Drama), Technology (Design Technology / Food Technology / Digital Technologies) and Chinese, students engage with specialist teachers, making full use of the resources and facilities of the College. Being the first years of middle years, the students work in a more structured timetable of learning and engage with a wider variety of teachers. (N.B All times are per fortnight).


​Religion
​English
​Mathematics
​Science
​HASS
​Health
​PE
​Chinese
​Arts
​DIGITECH
​Design Tech
​Year 5
​5 hrs
​11 hrs
​9 hrs
​3 hrs
​6 hrs
​1 hr
​3 hrs
​2 hrs
​3 hrs
​3 hrs
​3 hrs
​Year 6
5 hrs​​11 hrs
​9 hrs
​3 hrs
​6 hrs
​1 hr
​3 hrs
​2 hrs
​3 hrs
​3 hrs
​3 hrs


Year 5 students rotate through Design Technology Materials, Food Technology and Graphics in their Design Technology lessons, engaging project-based learning in these fields. They also rotate through Dance, Visual Arts and Media studies in a similar project-based format in their learning of The Arts.


​Year 7 and Year 8​​​


Core Learning

Students in Year 7 and Year 8 work on a fortnightly timetable and engage with a core teacher for multiple subjects. Their core and PC teacher acts as a 'learning advocate' for the students in their core class. In the middle years, students work in a structured timetable of learning and engage with a wider variety of teachers. (N.B All times are per fortnight).


​Religion
​English
​Mathematics
​Science
​Humanities
​Health / PE
​Chinese
​Year 7
​5 hrs
​8 hrs
​7 hrs
​6 hrs
​6 hrs
​4 hrs
​4 hrs
​Year 8
​5 hrs
​8 hrs
​7 hrs
​6 hrs
​6 hrs
​4 hrs
​4 hrs


Rotational Learning

Year 7 students rotate through Design Technology Materials, Food Technology and Design Technology lessons, engaging project-based learning in these fields. They also rotate through Dance, Visual Arts and Music studies in a similar project-based format in their learning of The Arts. Each rotation lasts for 8 weeks with students engaging in two 3-hour blocks per fortnight in their rotation.


​DTMAT
​DTFS
​Music
​Visual Arts
​Dance
​Year 7
​6 hrs
​6 hrs
​6 hrs
​6 hrs
​6 hrs

* Each rotation in a subject is 8 weeks in duration

Year 8 students rotate through Design Technology Materials, ICT and Robotics Technology lessons, engaging project-based learning in these fields. They also rotate through Media and Drama studies in a similar project-based format in their learning of The Arts. Each rotation lasts for 10 weeks with students engaging in two 3-hour blocks per fortnight in their rotation.


​DTMAT
​ICT / Robotics
​Media
​Drama
​Year 8
​6 hrs
​6 hrs
​6 hrs
​6 hrs

* Each rotation in a subject is 10 weeks ​in duration​


​Year 9​​


Students in Year 9 work on a fortnightly timetable and engage with a core teacher for some subjects. Their core and PC teacher acts as a 'learning advocate' for the students in their core class. In the middle years, students work in a structured timetable of learning and engage with a wider variety of teachers. Year 9 students engage in elective subject choices alongside their core learning, providing them the opportunity to explore courses derived from the Australian Curriculum, deepening their engagement in diverse areas and beginning the process of ascertaining their future learning pathway. (N.B All times are per fortnight).

Core Learning


​Religion
​English
​Mathematics
​Science
​Humanities
​Health / PE
​Chinese
​Year 9
​5 hrs
​8 hrs
​7 hrs
​6 hrs
​6 hrs
​6 hrs
​​4 hrs

* HPE and Humanities learning for one semester only, supplemented by elective choices


Elective Learning

Elective Courses are conducted for one semester. Students study three chosen courses per semester, with each course occurring four hours per fortnight. Given the developmental needs of students at this stage, they must not yet 'specialize' in one field, but select courses across diverse fields.

Students select from a minimum of four columns and it is compulsory to select at least one subject from Industry Trades, Humanities and The Arts. The courses offered for students to select from in 2021 are:

​​Industry Trades
​Sciences
​Humanities
​Health & Physical Education
​The Arts
​Languages & Cultures
  • Hospitality (Nutrition)

  • Hospitality (Food Preparation)

  • Hospitality (Cafe Skills)

  • Design Tech (Practical Design)

  • Design Tech (Industry Skills)

  • Design Tech (Graphics / Engineering)​​​
  • Marine Science


  • STEM and Science Design

  • Biology / Chemistry​
  • ​Modern History


  • Ancient History


  • Legal Studies


  • Business Studies


  • Geography​
  • ​Healthy Lifestyles and Nutrition

  • Sports Education: Coaching, Game Sense

  • Fitness and Training

  • Outdoor Pursuits
  • ​Dance (Stage Moves)

  • Dance (Virtual Moves)

  • Drama (Behind the Mask)

  • Drama (Shadow Stories)

  • Visual Arts


  • Music


  • Film / TV​
  • ​Chinese 1


  • Chinese 2


  • Literature Studies​