Years 7 to 8

The Year 7 and 8 curriculum has been designed to enhance and refine the skills and knowledge each student will need as they move into the later years of schooling and ultimately further education and employment. Years 7 and 8 at Northern Bay College are conducted at each of the P-8 Campuses but there are many initiatives and programs in pace to ensure curriculum clarity that these students operate in a secondary environment. One program delivers specialist subjects - for example Wood, Hospitality, Robotics, Media studies, Textiles delivered from the central campus. This also and affordis an opportunity to extend student connectivity with cross campus peers. Similarly our sports program SEED has all students in 7-8 combine for 90 minutes in diverse sports.

In Years 7 and 8 we focus on developing the skills and knowledge required by students to become self motivated life-long learners.

We also aim to meet the diverse educational needs of every student with stimulating and valuable learning experiences.

Use this link to see the Year 9 - 2024 curriculum outlines

Year 9 2023 Course descriptions

Curriculum Content

The core subjects that our students undertake are English, Mathematics, Science, The Arts, Health and Physical Education and SEED sport.

Students participate in a wide range of literacy activities designed to strengthen engagement and knowledge around written and visual texts. Literacy Circles take centre stage of the reading program and this showcases the comprehension and development of reading strategies through in-depth novel studies. In the writing curriculum students use a genre based approach to extend and develop their writing skills in line with the curriculum.

The English as an Additional Language (EAL) Program provides students from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds access to targeted literacy support through specialised classes taught by highly skilled EAL teachers. Students are further supported within mainstream classes by Multicultural Education Aides (MEAs).

Maths Pathway

Maths Pathway combines a range of teaching methods and classroom practices with an online learning environment to support individualised learning for each student. With Maths Pathway, teachers have the tools and the time to address each student's individual learning needs. This includes developing their problem solving, independent learning, and group work skills, and helping students develop a growth mindset towards their mathematics learning.

The power of Maths Pathways is that once there is an overall picture of a student’s current capacities, students can access and learn new content at a level that is appropriate for them.

Students in Year 7/8 have the opportunity to participate in a range of programs designed to support and extend their personal interests. Some of the exceptional programs offered are:

  • Geelong Industry and Trade Training Centre- 2 hours a week to experience technology based subjects in a world class trade training environment

  • SEED sport- 2 hours a week of sport ran by accredited coaches

  • SEED- enhancement for sport

  • IMPACT- enhancement for all areas of the Art curriculum

  • Blue EDGE (Educate, Develop, Grow, Empower) Program- is run twice weekly before school by Blue Light and Victoria Police and combines physical training, mentoring and life skills