23 Gorrie St, Heywood VIC 3304    (03) 5527 1303
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Junior School

Designed to prepare students for effective participation as employees and citizens of the 21st century, the Heywood and District Secondary College curriculum is aligned with the Victorian Curriculum and is:

  • Content-rich
  • Skills-based
  • Inclusive
  • Empowering
  • Future-orientated

The approach is a mixture of direct instruction, experiential and inquiry learning and is student-centred. It recognises the needs and interests of individual students and develops collaborative and independent research and problem-solving skills.

Each Year 7 and 8 student works with their classmates and a range subject-specialist teachers to progress their learning. Year 7 and 8 students participate in a broad range of learning experiences through a variety of core subjects.

Year 7 & 8 Curriculum Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

(full year)

English

Mathematics

Science

Humanities

Indonesian

Language and Culture (Gunditjmara)

Physical Education

Food Studies

Product Design

Art and Design

CORE SUBJECTS

(half year)

Health

ICT

The Year 9 curriculum enables our students to explore a variety of pathway options. We encourage our Year 9s to start thinking ahead to further study and possible career choices. A thoughtfully selected Year 9 elective program allows students to deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills across a range of subject areas.

Year 9 & 10 Curriculum Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

(full year)

English

Mathematics

Science

Humanities

Physical Education

Careers

Dexterous (Year 9 only)

CORE SUBJECTS

(half year)

Health

ICT

ELECTIVES

(half year)

Agriculture and Horticulture

Drama

Fine Art

Food

Forensic Science

Materials (Building)

Materials (Wood)

Maths with a Twist

Paddock to Plate

Personal Training

Sport Science

Visual Communication