Years 7 & 8


Year 7 and 8 will operate on a Middle School philosophy with the number of teachers restricted so that each student will see the same teacher teaching him/her for more than one subject.  In this way, teachers will more readily get to know students and students will be less confused by the constant changing of rooms and teachers.  In addition, rooms will be located in a pod arrangement to minimise student movement.  However, because of the nature of specialist subjects in a high school setting, students will be expected to move to specialist areas. 


Year 7 and 8 students will study a group of Core Subjects for the entire year.  These subjects will be allocated a set number of periods each fortnight for the year.  The Core Subjects are:

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Maths
  • History/Geography
  • Health and Physical Education

In addition, students will study a number of ‘taster’ subjects for limited periods of time during the year.  Each student will study the entire group of ‘taster’ subjects for at least one term.  The ‘taster’ subjects are:

  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Business Principles (Yr 8)
  • Information Technology
  • Graphics
  • Technology
  • Home Economics – materials
  • Home Economics – cooking
  • Italian (Yr 7)

Students receive three written reports per year:

  • At the end of Term One
  • At the end of Term Two
  • At the end of Term Four
    In addition,
    There are two occasions for Oral Reporting.  The Oral Reporting occurs
    At the beginning of Term Two,
    At the beginning of Term Three

Oral Reporting appointments are arranged by parents through the Parent Teacher Online, as found on the school website.


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Ayr Qld 4807

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We are in week 1 of school holidays
Term 1 starts Monday 22 January 2018