Lower School Courses

The Australian Curriculum and Curriculum Framework sets out a series of major learning outcomes agreed to be essential for all students to achieve. These outcomes describe what students should know, understand, value and be able to do as a result of their curriculum experiences.

Lower school students will be exposed to a wide range of subjects ensuring a broad, well balanced education. The subjects will be derived from the eight learning areas outlined in the Australian Curriculum and Curriculum Framework.
  • The Arts (Dance, Drama, Media Studies, Music , Photography and Visual Arts)
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
  • Languages other than English (French)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Technology & Enterprise (Design & Technology, Home Economics and Information Technology)

In all learning areas, there is a focus on the development of literacy, numeracy and ICT.

Students in years 7, 8 and 9 will follow a common course involving major learning outcomes from the eight learning areas.

Students with special interests, talents and abilities are catered for within our range of academic extension, specialist and elite programs.

In year 10, students will be able to choose some subjects within their program, in conjunction with compulsory subjects. All students will be allocated a course for English, Mathematics, Science, Health & Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, depending on their performance in year 9. 

Should you have any queries concerning the education programs offered by the school, please don’t hesitate to contact either the Heads of particular learning areas, Vice Principals or Year Coordinators.
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