We encourage our students to develop as individuals, building confidence in the classroom while exploring their talents with co-curricular activities. With a team of dedicated Junior School teachers, our year 8 program consolidates our two year Growing Futures program. Students work to apply their transferrable skills, develop their capacity to work collaboratively and independently, whilst focussing on growth and understanding.

Whether it’s sport, music or debating, this is the perfect time for students to explore their talents before homework requirements escalate. Our passionate teachers excel in helping students find opportunities to pursue their interests. Building students’ confidence through co-curricular activities also results in better academic outcomes.

In the classroom and beyond, we help Year 8 students develop their MAGIC through the following themes:

  • Motivation & Action: Creating a positive learning environment for students to work collaboratively and motivate each other. Working with students to find solutions to learning challenges, set goals and plan how to achieve them.
  • Growth: At this important time for social, emotional and cognitive growth, activities are built into the curriculum to develop resilience and independence.
  • Involvement: Students are expected to become more involved in, and accountable for, their own learning. They will learn essential skills for the rest of high school, including time management, homework habits and team work.
  • Connection: We strongly encourage Year 8s to take advantage of the diverse co-curricular activities on offer. This helps them explore their talents and feel excited about school. Classroom activities are designed to help build friendships
  • Transition Week in first week- students participate in workshops that detail expectations for behavior, organisation and work.
  • Term 1 theme of ‘Getting Involved’ ensures students feel happy, safe and connected to their new peers, staff and learning environments.

Year 8 Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Humanities (History and Geography)
  • Science
  • French and Japanese
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Arts (Music, Art and Drama)
  • Food Technology

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