Years 7 to 8

Year 7 and 8 students at Northern Bay College have a seamless transition to the Secondary school curriculum and advantaged by familiarity with our staff and environment. We support students to see secondary years as an excellent opportunity to refocus on their educational pathways and have targetted strategies to enhance their self esteem through cooperative programs across all campuses. As student enter adolescence, their wellbeing and resilience is important and new challenges in learning can see outstanding attitudinal success.

In Years 7 and 8 we develop a common set of knowledge and skills required by all students to become life-long learners.

The Year 7 and 8 curriculum has been designed to enhance and refine the skills and knowledge each student will need as they move into the later years of schooling and ultimately further education and employment. We also aim to meet the diverse educational needs of every student with stimulating and valuable learning experiences in both classroom settings and outdoor activities in school and beyond.

Curriculum Content

The curriculum is delivered across seven key learning areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health/Physical Education, The Arts (Visual Art and Performing Art), Science and STEM. Students also undertake technical subjects. These subjects are taught in the Geelong Industry Trade Training Centre (GITTC), a state of the art facility with industry standard equipment which is adjacent to our Goldsworthy campus. Technical subjects include: Food Technology (Cooking and Baking), Visual Communication and Design, Wood Technology, Digital Technology and Media Studies.

In addition our Year 7 & 8 students participate in two hours of sport each week through our Sports Empowerment Education Development (SEED) program. Delivered by highly experienced and qualified coaches, the wide offering of sports include: AFL, Netball, Badminton, Soccer, Rugby Union, Basketball, Hockey, Table tennis, Volleyball, Cricket, Baseball, Softball, Gridiron and Tennis.

Sporting and leadership opportunities is provided through the SEED development squad program. This is an application and interview entry elective that requires students to demonstrate a passion for sport and physical activity and an interest in a career pathway in those areas. The students gain a range of elite sporting experiences, specialist coaching & theory sessions focusing on sport & physical education.

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program provides students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds access to targeted literacy support through specialised classes taught by highly skilled EAL teachers. Students are further supported within mainstream classes by Multicultural Education Aides (MEAs).