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”:

  • Melbourne City experience culminating in a personal project
  • Canberra journey
  • Personal development program focusing on Study Skills such as time management, thinking skills, exam preparation and practice exams
  • Outdoor education experiences (choice of journeys including rafting along the Mitchell River or cycling along rail trails in North East Victoria)
  • Community Service
  • First Aid training
  • Life Skills (through Drama and roleplays)
  • Themes and Dreams

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 of the Duke of Edinburgh Program.

Core studies:

  • Art
  • Civics
  • Drama
  • English
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Skills
  • Languages: Chinese or French
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
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