Year 7 and 8

The Years 7 and 8 Academic Program focuses on developing students’ skills and knowledge in the core areas of the curriculum, and encourages participation in the many extra-curricular activities at the College.

In Years 7 and 8, the following core subjects are taken by all students:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Science
  • Physical Education / Health
  • Design and Technology - Food, Textiles, Wood, Metal
  • Visual and Performing Arts - Art, Visual Communication, Drama, Music
  • Languages ** - French, Indonesian

** Students choose either French or Indonesian prior to the start of Year 7

Year 8 Subject Selection Chart Year 8 Subject Selection Chart (95 KB)


Religious Education - The Religious Education program allows students to explore their own spirituality and identity within the rich context of the Catholic faith tradition.

English - The English program is designed to stimulate and develop the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of all students while acknowledging the needs of each as an individual.

Mathematics - The Mathematics program is designed to strengthen the numeracy skills of students and to develop an abstract and conceptual understanding of Mathematics, which will assist them in their later years of both study and life.

Humanities - Humanities aims to develop in students an understanding of society. Humanities includes the study of history, geography and commerce.

Science - The Science program aims to build a conceptual and experiential understanding of Science by demonstrating the ways in which concepts, theories and models of science are used throughout society. Practical work is an integral part of the learning process in Years 7 and 8.

Physical Education - The Physical Education Health and Sports program focuses on correct skill development, group and team co-operation, personal fitness and health.

Performing Arts - The Performing Arts program introduces students to both Music and Drama. Quality instrumental tuition is also available in many disciplines.

Visual Arts - This program has been designed to introduce students to Visual Arts and to give them the confidence and expertise to develop their artistic and creative potential.

Design & Technology - Design & Technology studies aim to introduce, develop and fulfil each student’s potential through direct experience and skill development in a broad range of practical studies including Textiles, Food, Wood and Metal.

Library - In Year 7, students are introduced to research processes using a variety of sources. They are guided towards Information Literacy including effective use of the Internet. All students participate in a Reading for Fun program.