Students study Core and Elective subjects to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and, in 2015, to gain an understanding of elective options that they will choose for study in Years 9 and 10. Year 8 students will choose two electives for each semester.
Students will study the following core subjects and must select three electives.
Year 8 2018 Subject Selection Night Presentation.pdf
YEAR 8 SUBJECT SELECTION BOOKLET 2018.pdf
Students are assigned to pastoral groups, of up to 25, and a pastoral care teacher. The pastoral group starts each day together for roll marking, daily notices, and the return of notes for absence/illness/lateness/early departure. The pastoral group and the pastoral teacher is the first and most significant means of providing for the care of students. To ensure the development of closer understanding, the pastoral teacher will teach at least one core subject. The Year 8 Pastoral Coordinator and Assistant Pastoral Coordinator is the next level of supervision and care. Beyond this, we have College counsellors and senior administration staff. In particular the Assistant Principal – Pastoral Care, Mr Browne and the Assistant Principal Administration – Junior Curriculum, Ms Nicholson.
Up to two reflection days led by guest speakers provide students with time for reflection, discussion and group activities. These days, within the context of a busy school year, attempt to integrate faith, life and peer culture at this stage in their development.