Welcome to Middle School

Modified May 17, 2023
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Modified May 17, 2023

Years 7 and 8 Curriculum

The start of Year 7 marks the change from Primary School to the disciplined subject-based curriculum of the Middle and Senior Schools, where specialist staff teach students in all subject areas. The Year 7 timetable is carefully structured to ensure a core group of teachers are delivering two to three subjects to students to develop a rich picture of every student’s learning successes, strengths and challenges. In Year 8, diversity of teachers and movement around the campus becomes essential to prepare students for their transition to Timbertop.

Core subjects

Students in Year 7 and 8 undertake the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education, Music Performance and the Navigate Programme.

One semester subjects

Students also complete semester-length study in Geography, History, Art, Technology, Drama and Religious Studies.

Language electives

In Year 7, students choose to study in two languages (Japanese, Chinese, French). Year 8 students continue to learn in one language (Japanese, Chinese, French).

The Year 7 and Year 8 curricular programmes ensure that students are well equipped to enter Timbertop with confidence, good study habits and an independent approach to learning.