Year 9 Program – Warragul Campus
We know that the middle years of secondary schooling require a specialised approach. During this time of rapid physical, social and emotional change it is essential that students are supported, challenged, encouraged and connected. With this in mind we have designed an exciting and progressive program for Year 9 students which is different to traditional schooling. With a small team of specialist teachers, whom the students know and see everyday, students in Year 9 at St Paul’s are challenged, known, safe and supported.
The Year 9 program has been designed specifically for students of this age. It is aimed at challenging students through engagement, active enquiry, autonomy, personal and social responsibility and independent learning – all attributes which equip our Year 9 students with a rigourous academic grounding, as well as contemporary life skills for VCE and beyond.
Throughout the year, students are asked to consider their own values and expectations, as well as to consider their role within our immediate community and then how they can contribute as a global citizen. There is an ongoing emphasis on considering individual responsibility as well as promoting an understanding of the social responsibility students have to their community.
The Personal Development Program is designed to be an exciting and inspiring academic, physical, spiritual and emotional journey for our students and addresses five specific areas:
- Career Development
- Community Awareness
- Outdoor Education Camp
- City Experience
- City Camp
The structure of the Personal Development Program links in effectively with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, which all Year 9 students are invited to complete.
The Thinking and Learning component of the Year 9 program at the Warragul Campus enables students to explore their own place in the world, contribute to community, critically evaluate historical, religious, philosophical and social influences as well as develop positive applications for transformative technologies.