Maths Learning Area

Curriculum Focus

The Mathematics curriculum focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, reasoning, modelling and problem-solving. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematics to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Term 1 Exploring Numbers
  • Basic Number facts

Angles and geometry


Positive and negative numbers

Indices & Scientific notation

Volume and surface area

Term 2 Fractions

Mean, Median & Mode

Fractions, decimals, parentages and ratios

Rates of change

Ratio and proportion

Surveys & Data Analysis

Term 3 Length, perimeter & area





Triangles (Pythagoras, Congruent and similar triangles

Term 4 Decimals

Coordinates, maps & transformations

Scatterplots, Correlation & 2-way tables


Consumer/Financial Math

Linear Graphs


During each unit of Arts student’s complete a range of assessments to assess their understanding. At the end of each Semester student’s complete an exam.


Science Learning Area

Curriculum Focus

The Science curriculum provides opportunities for students to develop an understanding of important scientific concepts and processes, the practices used to develop scientific knowledge, the contribution of science to our culture and society, and its applications in our lives. The curriculum supports students to develop the scientific knowledge, understandings and skills to make informed decisions about local, national and global issues and to participate, if they so wish, in science-related careers.

Year 7 Year 8 Year 9
Term 1 Physics:
  • forces in action
  • simple machines
  • Introduction to the atom
  • Introduction to the periodic table
  • Introduction to chemical reactions and chemical change
  • Heat and electricity
Term 2 Earth Science
  • The Earth in Space
  • Precious Resources
  • Science Fair
  • Energy and the electromagnetic spectrum


  • Immunology (body’s at war)
  • Control & coordination
Term 3 Chemistry
  • Separating Mixtures
  • Sates of Matter
  • Cells
  • Systems of the body
  • Inside the atom
  • Acids and Bases
Term 4 Biology
  • Classification
  • Ecosystems
Earth Science
  • Rocks


Earth Science
  • Dynamic Earth


During each unit of Science student’s complete tests to assess their understanding. At the end of each Semester student’s complete an exam.