Year 9 Year Adviser: Mr James Raxworthy
Year 9 is the first year that students study elective subjects. Students also have a range of extra-curricular activities that they can choose to be involved in.
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.
All Year 9 students sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test in May. There are five tests covering numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. One of the numeracy tests requires the use of a calculator.
The results of the NAPLAN test help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a report of your child’s achievement in the NAPLAN test. See NAPLAN- literacy and numeracy (also in community languages).
Our school careers adviser can help students make educational choices, define a career direction and prepare for future study and training, based on aptitude and aspirations. There are many different study options available so it is important to make an early start and seek advice.
The careers advisory services website also offers help in clarifying course choices, employment opportunities, career pathways or training options. See career development for students (also in community languages)
Helping Your Child Learn
Study in high school requires students to be self-reliant and independent, and your child will benefit from learning how to plan for and manage their school and personal life.
Tips for making studying part of your child’s everyday routine to avoid cramming for exams and tests.
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.