We see Year 7 as an introductory year, laying the foundation for secondary school. Subjects offered at this level include English, Maths, Art, Science, Humanities, French, Dance, Music and Philosophy. Students have several free periods a week, to enable them to explore their own interests.
In Years 8, 9 and 10, the only mandatory subjects are English, Maths, and Music. All others are electives, involving choices from VCE and other subjects which include Beginners French, Intermediate French, Advanced French, Art, Drama, Music, PE, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Forensic Science, Outdoor Education, Dance, “Nerd Club” (ICT), Chinese, Philosophy and Anthropology, Motion Media, Guitar Club, and History. Classes in Years 8, 9 and 10 are frequently grouped according to subject choice, allowing for greater diversity of interaction, and a greater range of electives.
We encourage keen and able students in Years 9 and 10 to tackle at least one VCE subject during this time. In exceptional circumstances, Year 8 students may also take on a VCE subject.
During free time, many optional activities are offered, including sport, martial arts, chess and writing workshops.