Year 9

Journeys

The Year 9 ‘Journeys’ Program was introduced to assist the students in their journey towards becoming more:

  • organised
  • independent
  • inquisitive
  • risk taking in their learning
  • able to set goals and commit to projects
  • aware of the importance of recreation for mental health
  • develop leadership skills

Each week, time is set aside for the students to undertake their ‘Journeys’ program. There are three main strands in the program through which the students will rotate. The strands are:

  • understanding myself (metacognition and personal learning)
  • understanding others (interpersonal development)
  • understanding the world (community engagement)

Students will experience the following ‘Journeys’:

  • City Journey – social equity and responsibility
  • River Journey – Outdoor Education Group
  • Reef Journey – environmental impact and considerations
  • Personal development program focusing on Study Skills such as time management, thinking skills, healthy relationships, making healthy choices
  • Community service – weekly
  • Themes and Dreams – Leadership program

These experiences aim to develop each student’s understanding of themselves and the world around them, before they embark on the rigours of VCE. Many students will use the opportunities presented by the Journeys Program to complete their Bronze Level Duke of Edinburgh.

Core studies:

  • Art
  • Civics
  • Drama
  • English
  • Food Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages: Chinese or French
  • Mathematics
  • Media
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science

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