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The year 8 structure has been designed to allow students to continue their common curriculum in their home group as well as have the opportunity to elect 4 subjects of interest each semester (1 x PE, 1 x Art, 1 x Technology and 1 x Free Choice).

To provide students with the best opportunity to succeed in learning a language other than English the College offers year 8 students a whole year immersion program in Japanese or Indonesian as one of their electives. For further information about our subject on offer please refer to our subject selection booklet.

Those students interested in the AVID program can select this as an elective in year 8 and 9.

Also, some electives are offered across-year levels to further engage and extend students. These are the electives within the Vertical Group.

Year-long subjects within home groups

  • English/English Literacy
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • CARE/Health

Semester-long subjects – Electives

  • The Arts
    • Visual Arts
    • Ceramics
    • Drama
    • Music
    • Visual Communication
  • H & PE
    • Physical Education A and/or B
  • Languages
    • Japanese A & B
    • Indonesian A & B
  • Technologies
    • Fashion and Textiles
    • Favourite Foods
    • Let’s Eat
    • Mechatronics
    • Design Technology
    • Wood
  • AVID Elective Program A & B (entry by application)
  • English Language Support (entry by application)

For details on the Vertical Electives please visit our Subject Handbook here.

Advice is continually available for students through the subject selection process.

If you have any question relating to the curriculum or the year level structure, please do not hesitate to contact the Assistant Principal Curriculum or the Curriculum Leaders at either campus on +6160 57 900


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