Throughout Year 9, students have the opportunity to engage in exciting new programs within a range of electives and specialised classes.
Students focus on developing their life skills by strengthening and engaging with the broader community. Students are also involved in a range of programs and initiatives designed to build their self-confidence, foster independent learning and develop a greater sense of respect for themselves as well as others, ensuring our students enter the Later Years with confidence and a clear sense of direction.
Our unique TEAM 9 Program assists students with their personal growth and development, and provides them with the opportunity to express themselves by experiencing a variety of activities which are challenging and engaging. Our college implemented this program in response to a nationally identified need to involve students at this age in authentic and relevant learning opportunities that include a mixture of real world and hands-on experiences combined with student led inquiry projects. The TEAM 9 course successfully improves the participation and connectedness of students to their learning and the development of leadership qualities in a team environment. The program is designed around three main elements relating to the college’s vision and values.
Some of the TEAM 9 activities throughout the year include:
- Team building, resilience and relationships
- Safety in the City
- Amazing Race
- Surf Life Saving
- Healthy relationships and self-esteem
- Cybersafety sessions
- REACH Foundation Workshops
- Party Safe Workshops
- Careers and pathways counselling
- The Big Idea Walk
- and lots more
Core Subjects and Electives
The structure of the Year 9 learning program is designed to provide students with a range of learning experiences and allow students to begin to pursue areas of interest. All students study English or English as an Additional Language (EAL), Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Health & Physical Education. Core subjects at Year 9 reflect the relevant the Victorian Curriculum and build upon the essential skills, knowledge and understandings that students developed in Years 7 and 8.
In Year 9, students have the opportunity to select two elective subjects, one per semester, and study these subjects in depth. Electives range from Arts and Technology to Languages, AVID and specialist Sport subjects. Please contact the College for more information and elective costs.
TEAM 9 ESCAPE
In Year 9, students have the opportunity to participate in the TEAM 9 Escape which is a three day camp at The Summit Adventure Park in Trafalgar East. Click here to view The Summit’s website.
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