Year 9

Year 9

When our Year 12 students look back over their secondary years, some of their favourite memories were created in Year 9! There is a variety of engaging elective subjects offered such as; Duke of Edinburgh, Photography, Debating, Robotics, IT Responsive Web Design and Food Celebrations, just to name a few. Students continue to build on their language skills and cultural awareness in either German or Chinese, and explore the concept of social justice in Christian Studies.

The opportunities in Year 9 are numerous and varied. A select group of Year 9 students are given leadership experience as Middle Years’ Leaders. In Term 1, our Year 9 students spend 3 weeks travelling in to Melbourne’s CBD every day as part of the City Cite program, a rich and valuable experience that is always a time of growth and development. In Term 3, we go inland on a 5 day Challenge Camp, hiking and exploring, while the students who complete the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award undertake their own adventurous journey. In Term 4, each Home Group represents a political party for a few days in the Mock Election program. Students take on roles within their party to campaign for votes. Also in Term 4, Year 9 students spend a day out at the Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Distribution Centre, sorting and checking shoeboxes that will be sent to children in developing nations as Christmas presents – sometimes it’s the first or only Christmas present some of these kids ever receive. An eventful and engaging year, Year 9 is always a time that presents our students with tools, challenges and experiences to guide them in their own journey of adolescence towards their future life and future studies.

Subjects

  • Art
  • Ceramics
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Christian Studies
  • City Cite
  • Creative Writing
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award – Bronze Level
  • English
  • Food Studies – Celebrations
  • Food Studies – High Energy
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Inclusive Education
  • Information Technology – Coding
  • Information Technology – Robotics
  • Information Technology – Introduction to Web Design
  • Information Technology – Responsive Web Design
  • Mathematics
  • Music Multimedia
  • Music Performance
  • Photography
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Sport
  • Textile Artworks
  • Visual Communication Design