Year 8

As students feel more comfortable in our physical space – it is only fair that we continue to challenge them.

Learning

One of our core beliefs as a community is that we believe learning is meaningful, stimulating and challenging – and centred on a Catholic faith.

Our Year 8 program builds on the fundamental skills taught in Year 7 and pushes students beyond their comfort zones.

They receive feedback throughout the year on areas for development and working effectively in teams. We also ask them to address real-life problems: in doing so they develop skills that are essential for success in life beyond school.

Year 7 and 8 students are immersed in a Literacy and Numeracy program, where we either read or do maths for 10 minutes at the start of every lesson, and for 30 minutes once a fortnight. We believe this time commitment functions to build resilient readers with a wide vocabulary: well equipped for senior school.

Vertical Curriculum

We have introduced changes to the curriculum structure for Years 9 and 10. This means more subject choices and opportunities for students to engage and develop. In August, Year 8 students take part in a subject selection process where they can, potentially, study what were traditionally Year 10 subjects in Year 9.

Transition into Year 9

Every student currently in Year 7 – 11 begins their next academic year with a Commencement Program (Monday 30 November – Friday 4 December 2020). This is a compulsory transition process. Newly enrolled students for the following year are strongly encouraged to participate. We may ask your child to complete tasks over the summer holidays.

Contact

Leader Alex Reynolds  |  02 6043 5500