The Year 7 and 8 curriculum is structured to provide the smoothest possible transition from Primary to Secondary School. The Year 7 curriculum integrates the Key Learning Areas of Mathematics/Science (Discovery) and English/Humanities (Steps) to maximise students time with a core team of teachers in a home base room.
At year 7 Sale College provides a core curriculum that allows all students to experience all Key Learning Areas.The curriculum is delivered by a small core of teachers who specialise in teaching at only one year level and as a result combine pastoral care and curriculum in a manner which is best suited to the needs of the student.
Teaching styles incorporate the latest understandings in Middle Years education, focusing on whole learning, an understanding of students’ individual learning styles and value adding to students’ prior educational achievement and skills base. In Year 8 the curriculum becomes more focused on providing students with a breadth of experience in the different Key Learning Domains.
At Sale College we encourage a balanced approach to curriculum delivery that combines a mixture of core and elective units at Year 9, to ensure breadth and depth in learning together with the opportunity for students to select elective units that are based on learning strengths (intelligences) and needs.
We offer a wide range of units to ensure that students are given every opportunity to develop their intellectual, personal and social competencies. Elective choices should reflect student intelligences, learning and thinking styles, interests and needs. This will help to achieve the best possible learning outcomes for all students.
Consideration should be given to developing general future needs around strengths but we do not encourage specialization which may restrict options in the future if a student has a change of mind.
The Year 9 curriculum is delivered by a small core of teachers who specialise in teaching at only one year level and as a result combine pastoral care and curriculum in a manner which is best suited to the needs of the student.
Students undertake a period of Physical Activity each week. This time is used to experience a range of activities outside the general school program, use local facilities and be physically active on a regular basis.
Year 9 students are required to undertake units from the range of Learning Domains:
Sale College is accredited under the Department of Education and Training’s CRICOS registration (CRICOS provider name and code: Department of Education and Training, 00861K). For further information refer to www.study.vic.gov.au