middle school

Year 9 Overview

At year 9, we recognise that students are beginning the transition to their senior years of schooling. Students have the opportunity of more choice in their curriculum. Course counselling ensures that future options remain open. Students choose from within a pattern of subjects based on their interests and future pathway.

YEAR 9 IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AT HALLETT COVE SCHOOL MEANS THAT:

  • All Middle  School students have access to a chrome book device, current software and a wireless network. Middle School teachers focus on the use of technology developing curriculum which is challenging and relevant.
  • Home Groups are based around the information shared from Year 8 teachers and Middle School leaders at Hallett Cove School.
  • Each class has a Home Group classroom which they use for most of their subjects including the Pastoral Care program. Students develop a class identity and ownership of their Home Group room.
  • The Home Groups stay together for English, HASS, Mathematics and Science. Where possible, a small team of teachers with expertise in Middle Schooling work with each Home Group class for their core subjects.
  • The Pastoral Care Program delivers the mandated Child Protection Curriculum
  • The Head of Middle School is responsible for the management of  year 9 students, teachers and curriculum. Parent or student issues and concerns should be referred to the Home Group teacher in the first instance, followed by the Head of Middle School.

AT YEAR 9 STUDENTS HAVE THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS:

  • English – full year
  • Mathematics – full year
  • HASS – full year
  • Science – full year
  • Health & PE – full year
  • Design and Technology (Construction Technology, Architecture, Advanced Manufacturing Photography, Clothing & Textiles, Food & Nutrition) – one semester
  • The Arts (Visual Art, Drama, Music) – one semester

STUDENTS TAKE PART IN A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING:

  • Athletics Standards and Sports day
  • House Sports competitions

    Overview Video

    An intoduction to Middle School

    Year 9 Subject Options

    An overview of our year 9 subject structure

    Curriculum Handbook

    Information on all subjects 7-12