Curriculum Years 7 to 8

​​The Years 7 to 8 Curriculum is designed to facilitate a smooth transition into secondary school whist introducing the students to a broad base of subjects. The curriculum is structured around Core subjects and Specialist Rotational subjects.

In Years 7 to 8, the programs of study are based on the Australian Curriculum. The Religious Education Program is based on the Archdiocesan Religious Education Guidelines.


​​​​​​Years 7 to 8
Curriculum Overview
​​​​​All Years 7 and 8 students are part of a vertical Pastoral Care (PC) group. 

The PC group meet each morning to start the day, receive daily messages and have the roll marked.

 CORE (whole year)

NOTE: A cycle is a fortnight. A lesson is one hour in length.

Religion            5 lessons per cycle

English             8 lessons per cycle

Mathematics    8 lessons per cycle​

Science            5 lessons per cycle

Sport                2 lessons per cycle

​​​CORE (semester)

Geography      5 lessons per cycle

History             5 lessons per cycle​

Spanish            6 lessons per cycle

HPE                  6 lessons per cycle

Specialist Rotational Subjects (term)​

Visual Art                                 5 lessons per cycle

Drama                                      5 lessons per cycle

Media Arts                               5 lessons per cycle

Music                                        5 lessons per cycle

Design Technology                 5 lessons per cycle

Food Technology                    5 lessons per cycle

Digital Technology                  5 lessons per cycle

STEM (Technology)                 5 lessons per cycle

Civics and Citizenship            5 lessons per cycle

Economics and Business       5 lessons per cycle


​​​​​In Year 8 students will be able to select two elective subjects to study in Term Three and Term Four.​​