Middle School Learning


Information for Years 7 - 9

Each learning cycle is two weeks in length, 40 sessions per cycle. Each session is 72 minutes in length and there are four sessions each day.

 

Year 7 and 8 have a core study program which includes Extension and Enrichment in English and Mathematics.

 

Elective choices begin at Year 9.  

 

Positive Education initiatives are also a feature of the Middle School.

 

Year 7

Year 8

Year 9

English
Maths
Science
Health & Physical Education
SOSE
French/Mandarin
Information Technology
Material Studies
Visual Art/Drama
English
Maths
Scienve
Health
Physical Education
SOSE
French/Mandarin
Food Tech/Music
Visual Art/Material Studies

English
Maths
Science
Humanities
Physical Education/Health

Community Connections
Elective
Elective
Elective


In addition to core subjects, semester length elective units are offered:

 

Art Electives

Languages

Technology

Community Connections

Art
Ceramics
Dance
Drama
Film Studies
Music
Visual Communication

*Two units MUST be chosen.

French
Mandarin

*Year-long study.

Food for Sport
Food Technology
Information Technology
Materials technology
The Inside Story
Textiles
Woodwork

*Two units MUST be chosen.

Community Art
Food in the Community
Community Art
Printed Media
Sports Promotion
Sports Coaching
Soundscapes
Universal Dance
Careers

*One unit each semester.


 

LANGUAGES: CHINESE (MANDARIN) AND FRENCH

Studying a second language has a number of benefits, exposing students to new cultures and customs as well as improving student writing and grammar in both their first language and chosen language of study.

The study of a second language is compulsory at Wheelers Hill Secondary College in both Years 7 and 8. Students may choose either Chinese (Mandarin), introduced in 2020, or French - two of the most commonly-spoken languages in the world. Throughout their study, students will learn enough language for them to hold a simple conversation and will develop the foundations for literacy in their selected language. They will also learn about the cultures of countries where their language is spoken.

In Year 9 and 10 the study of language is optional, however we strongly encourage students to continue their study as research demonstrates literacy in another language will enhance literacy in their own language. The study of a second language also opens up a wealth of opportunities for future study and employment.



To view the current Middle School Subject Handbook, please click here.

 


 

Sustainable School Shop

The College is conscious of the need to provide an efficient process for families to be able to buy and sell their second-hand textbooks, uniforms and other student resources. The Sustainable School Shop provides parents with the ability to trade these second-hand items via their website.

 

Access to second-hand textbooks, uniforms, calculators, stationery, and musical equipment is available all year round.

 

Our Principal, Aaron Smith, introduces the Sustainable School Shop here. You can find tips for the best use of the Sustainable School Shop here.

 

Visit the Sustainable School Shop by clicking below:

 

 

For second-hand books, please click here.

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