Year 8

This year students continue to study courses, and at the end of the year choose the electives they will study in Years 9 and 10.

Getting involved

There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. These include competitions, exhibitions, sport, performances and special events.

Student leadership programs provide many activities that broaden your child’s experience at school.

VALID Science 8

All Year 8 students in NSW sit for the Validation of Assessment 4 Learning & Individual Development (VALID) test in term 4. It is an online interactive multimedia assessment called VALID Science 8. .

You will receive a report of your child’s achievement in term 1 of Year 9.

Choosing electives

At the end of Year 8, students will need to select the elective subjects they will study in Years 9 and 10. When making their decisions, students might consider their interests, what they’re good at, their past performance and future career options.

Helping Your Child Learn

Students can use these tips as refreshers to maintain good habits and to stay on top of the busy learning and study routine.

Studying tips

Tips for making study part of your child’s everyday routine to avoid cramming for exams and tests.

Exam tips

Tips and techniques for tests and exams that happen regularly throughout the year.

Setting priorities and time management

Good time management helps students juggle their many commitments and interests and establish good habits for life. Weekly and monthly planners can help your child with time management.