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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 pathways.

 

Year 9 in Middle School at Hallett Cove School means that:

• All year 9 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 and 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. A small team of teachers with expertise in Middle Schooling work with each Home Group class for their core subjects

• The Pastoral Care Program provides opportunities to develop an Individual Learning Plan which leads to the Year 10 Personal Learning Plan

• The Year 9 Year Level Leader is pivotal in managing the students, teachers and curriculum. Parent and student issues and concerns should be referred to the Home Group teacher and the Year Level Leader or 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, CAD design, Photography, Clothing & Textiles, Food & Nutrition) - one semester

• The Arts( Visual Art, Drama, Music, Theatre Arts)- one semester

 

Students take part in a range of activities including:

• Athletics Standards and Sports day

• Anti -Harassment and Cyber Bullying Program in the Pastoral Care Program

• House Sports competitions

• Aquatics

 

We offer:

• A year 9 Volleyball Focus Program. Students apply for entry to this program and are selected at trials. Students participate in a number of tournaments, with teams being selected for participation in the Australian Schools Competition held in Melbourne towards the end of the school year.

• A year 9 Soccer Focus Program. Students are selected for this program through an application and trials process. They receive specialist coaching from teachers and experts from FFSA to work towards improving their skills and learning through their passion. Students participate in a number of competitions both in and out of school hours.

 

 Teachers use the www.cybersmart.gov.au curriculum and this is a great resource if parents wish to address and support their child when dealing with social media.

Teachers use the www.cybersmart.gov.au curriculum and this is a great resource if parents wish to address and support their child when dealing with social media.