Middle Years



The Middle Years

The Middle Years curriculum is designed to ensure our students successfully transition into secondary school through the development of effective study skills and encouraging independence and increased responsibility for their own learning. 

Our focus in the middle years of learning is on student literacy and numeracy, ensuring the necessary foundations that all learners need for success. The curriculum is robust and vibrant, personalised to the needs of all our learners in every classroom.

 

Subject Offerings

In Year 7 and 8, the Middle Years students study a range of core and elective subjects.

 

Core SubjectsElective Subjects

Religious Education

English

Mathematics

Science

Humanities (incorporating History, Geography, Business and Civics and Citizenship)

Health & Physical Education

Japanese

Food Technology

Industrial Technologies - Graphics, Digital Technology

Arts - Visual Art, Drama, Music

 

In Year 9, students have the first opportunity to choose electives while continuing to maintain a strong focus on the essential core subjects. This enables them to begin to develop their interests and talents in preparation for the Senior Schooling journey.

 

Core SubjectsElective Subjects

Religious Education

English

Mathematics

Science

Humanities (incorporating History, Geography, Business and Civics and Citizenship)

Health & Physical Education

 

Graphics

Industrial Technology and Design

Media Arts

Digital Technologies

Food Technology

Textiles Technology

Hospitality

Japanese

Engineering Studies

Geography, Civics and Citizenship

Visual Art

Music

Drama

Media Arts

Business

 

Excellence Program

St Mary's College also acknowledges the need for differentiated curriculum and learning opportunities for high-achieving students. Our Excellence Program provides a positive, challenging, and supportive classroom environment in order to achieve this. Click here for more information.