De La Salle College

Year 9 at Holy Eucharist

The transition from one year to the next is always a challenging part of a student’s educational journey. With a new campus comes the opportunity to review and revise the program to make it relevant, exciting and engaging for Year 9 students, as well as providing a strong personal, social and academic foundation for the senior years of schooling.

In order to achieve this, a degree of independence from Tiverton and Kinnoull is necessary. An independent timetable allows us to create a program that is tailored to suit the specific needs of Year 9 students.

Curriculum

Our Year 9 program is designed to be authentic, meaningful, purposeful and distinctive to Year 9 students.
It is tailored towards:

  • Giving students inquiry-based learning opportunities where students play a lead role in their own learning
  • Building metacognition and an appreciation of how they learn
  • Allowing students to make decisions regarding what they do, how they do it and who they collaborate with
  • Taking students out of their comfort zone and engaging them in new experiences and different ways of thinking
  • Teaching students valuable skills which prepare them for success in the 21st century

The Year 9 Program is designed around a set of six ribbons;
Each ribbon comprises learning with an interdisciplinary underpinning, organised in the following way:

  • Ingenuity: Mathematics, Science, Computing
  • Alliance: English, Humanities
  • Discovery: Health and Physical Education, Personal Development, Duke of Edinburgh
  • Encounter: Religion
  • Conversation: Italian or French or Literacy Support
  • Experiential: Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Media, Technology, Photography, Literature
    (1 per Semester)

In addition, meaningful term-length themes of Identity, Stewardship, Futures and Legacy will provide the platform in which all curriculum design is based.

Learning Environment

At the Year 9 Holy Eucharist Campus, we aim to promote a learning environment where students are more engaged, empowered and self-motivated.

All classrooms have a strong collaborative focus – with teachers working alongside Year 9 students. At the conclusion of the year, we hope that all Year 9 students will have grown in confidence as a learner, and have become more self-aware in all aspects of their personal growth.

The WISE Award

The WISE Award will provide recognition for commitment, challenge and progressive improvement of self

WISE is a customised program that meets the intended Year 9 mission of promoting independence. The WISE program aims to engage and empower our young men through active participation and resilience building. It encourages students to not only lead their own learning but to ultimately capitalise on it.

Year 9 Man Cave

In 2021 Holy Eucharist Campus will begin an exciting partnership with the Man Cave.
These exciting full day workshops will help to redefine the Year 9 journey into manhood and explore the skillsets adolescents need to both grow and succeed in the 21st Century.

More information on Man Cave HERE

 

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