The year 7 curriculum will have a dedicated focus on Literacy and Numeracy with additional sessions focused on English and Mathematics.
Students will also study Humanities, Science, Languages other than English (LOTE), Physical Education, Arts and Technology subjects.
Each semester Year 7 students will have a Quest in Humanities and Science, which allows students to investigate real world applications of these subjects. A Quest is a unit of study which integrates literacy learning with areas of the curriculum.
As part of the Learning Mentor program, students will be taught organisational and study skills to assist in their transition to Secondary School.
Year 7 Handbook
Information Packs are going to be distributed to Year 6 students in the week of 14-18 Oct. Included in that pack will be a Subject Information Booklet detailing all of the subjects 2020 Year 7 students will be undertaking at Greater Shepparton College (interim name). At the back of the booklet students will be asked to complete a languages and friendship preferences sheet. Students will be required to write the language they studies in Primary School and select a language preference for 2020. Students will also be asked to place the name of five friends they would like in their class in Year 7. Students will be placed in a class with at least one of their friendship preferences.
In the week of 14-18 October students in Year 8 will receive their subject selection booklets for Year 9. The Subject Information Booklet will provide information about the five core subjects the students will be undertaking. Students will have the choice of 81 electives, they will study four each Semester and eight different electives across the year. Within the booklet there is detailed information about each elective which will enable students to make informed choices.
On the 25 October it will be a pupil free day for Year 8 students with the expectation that they attend a subject counselling session with their parents/carers to select all of their subjects. This will take place at their current campus and individual schools will communicate arrangments closer to the date. Students are encouraged to speak to their teachers and families about their subject choices prior to attending the counselling session. Students will be asked to select eight first preference electives and eight reserve electives.