- Student Life
In Year 8 students continue to build on the foundations established in Year 7, while making some choices in their elective subjects. This allows students to experience the process of choosing subjects in preparation for later years where they will be able to curate an individualised learning journey. While students may choose their electives, they will study at least one subject from the ‘Arts’ and ‘Technology’ areas ensuring they get to experience a wide range of subjects.
Along with structured learning, Year 8 provides students with a broad range of opportunities to develop important connections, build confidence and take responsibility for their actions.
Students will be challenged to step outside of their comfort zone, to develop their teamwork skills, and to build their resilience and perseverance capabilities.
Further learning and growth opportunities occur outside the classroom through leadership responsibilities, a broad range of extra-curricular clubs and activities, an extensive sports program, performing art opportunities and the Outdoor Education Program.
In Year 8, students will engage in learning across core subjects and electives.
The College employs specialist staff to support teachers to deliver the curriculum to students with diverse learning needs in an inclusive environment. Your child will have access to support for literacy, numeracy and social skills development if needed.
Year 8 students take part in the Resilience Project.
This program provides evidence-based, practical strategies to support positive mental health and build resilience. Students and teachers will participate in weekly lessons and activities around three key principals, Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM). Presentations will include stories and research on how students can build mental health in their day to day lives.
For further information, please view the fact sheets below.
Year 8 students visit Middleton Caravan Park on the Fleurieu Peninsula for a five-day camp. The focus of the camp is outdoor living, personal development and problem-solving. Students will participate in initiative games designed to encourage teamwork, engaging discussion and critical thinking along with activities including surfing, kayaking and abseiling.