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The College’s year 9 structure provides students with the necessary preparation to transition to year 10 at the Senior College. Like year 7 and 8 students remain in their home group for their core classes of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and CARE. They also select one elective from PE, Art, Technology and a free choice. Students can select 2 subjects across the year from the Vertical group.

Like year 8, 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 who studied AVID in year 8 can select this as an elective in year 9.

Year-long subjects within home groups

  • English
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health

Semester-long subjects – Electives

The Arts

  • Drama
  • Music
  • Media Arts (computer-based)
  • Visual Arts


  • Indonesian (Year long course)


  • Automotive (currently only offered at Felltimber, due to the construction at Huon)
  • Design Technology (Metal Work)
  • Food Culture
  • Food Technology
  • ICT
  • Mechatronics
  • Textiles
  • Woodwork

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 (02) 6057 9000.