Middle Years

​​Year 7 & 8 Offerings​

The Aquinas College Middle School Curriculum provides for quality learning through prioritising the delivery of the Australian Curriculum. All learners are encouraged to grow through the seven general capabilities:​

Critical and Creative Thinking
​Digital literacy

​Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Learners in Year 7 and 8 are provided with a broad experience of the core requirements of the Australian Curriculum.  

In Years 7 and 8, students are allocated to a core class, as well as having the opportunity to complete a range of elective subjects.

​In Years 7 and 8, students complete the following core subjects for the entire year:​
Religious Education​​
​Humanities & Social Sciences​
Health and Physical Education

In Years 7 and 8, studen​ts will rotate through the following Arts and Technologies subjects, completing two per semester:

Design and Technology Engineering
​Design and Technology Materials
​Visual Art
​Design and Techology Food Specialisations
​​Digital Technologies


Year 9 Offerings

​​During the last year in the Middle Years, Year 9 students are given the opportunity to choose electives and begin the transition into the senior phase of learning.  It is important that students begin to recognise the subjects that they achieve well in and will guide their future learning pathway. Students are allocated a core class and study elective subjects across the year.​

In Yea​rs 9, students complete the following core subjects for the entire year:​
Religious Education​​
History for one semester only
Health and Physical Education for one semester only
Students also study 5 elective subjects across the year, with two to be studied one semester and three in the other. Class offerings are organised through prioritising student preferences, these subjects include:​​
Civics and Citizenship
Design and Technologies Textiles
​Media Arts
Design and Technologies Food Specialisations
Design and Technologies Engineering and Materials
​lluminate Netball Excellence Program
Design and Technologies Materials and Technologies Specialisations
Illuminate Rugby League Excellence Program​
Digital Technologies
Economics and Business
​Visual Arts​