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Junior Secondary

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​​​​​​​​​Years 7 to 9 

Chancellor's award winning P-9 curriculum represents a sequence of carefully planned and balanced learning experiences designed to meet the current and future needs of our students. It is grounded in student focused educational philosophy and practice, responsive to individual student needs, as well as being rich in real-life significance.

Numeracy

At Chancellor State College, numeracy learning is focused in real world contexts whilst ensuring basic mathematical concepts are addressed. To this end, ours is a program of spiralling skill development.

The ultimate aim of our approach to numeracy is to embed within students a competent set of numeracy skills whilst encouraging them to think numerically within a range of deep and challenging contexts.

Information Communication Technology (ICT)

We have invested heavily in ICT resources to enrich the learning opportunities for all students. Our futures-focused curriculum is enhanced through the use of digital resources, both at school and on-line, to enable our students to engage in relevant 21st century learning.

Enhanced Learning Opportunities

Enhanced Learning Opportunities (ELOs) are learning options designed to complement Integrated Studies by adding richness and depth of experience within the learning options chosen by the students. ELOs often involve showcase events demonstrating the skills and knowledge developed during the term or semester.

ELOs respond to a growing body of research that suggests that students as young as ten respond positively to guided choice within the curriculum. As an options program, the ELOs are designed to attract students in activities that are relevant and stimulating.

In some cases, ELOs may have a direct link to future educational and work pathways. In other cases, ELOs may add to the students’ breadth and enjoyment within a particular key learning area. In all cases, it is important that students choose their ELOs wisely, after discussions with parents/guardians.

As the ELO program is an options program there may be additional costs to do some of the ELO’s. These costs are available in the ELO handbook and must be paid prior to the commencement of the ELO program.

Students in year 7-8 participate in one ELO each semester.

Year 9 electives

All students in Year 9 participate in our Elective program two sessions a week. Year 9 students choose two electives per semester, which equates to four electives per year, from a variety of subjects drawn from the Technology, LOTE and Arts Key Learning Areas.

These electives align with Year 10 assessment items and curriculum standards, develop greater levels of student understanding in areas of interest, offer links to possible future pathways, and rigorously develop the skills needed for Senior in the three Key Learning Areas.

Pathways to Success

​​View the Pathways to Success page for information about learning pathways and ​opportunities available to Junior Secondary students across our four Academies of Excellence: 

  • Creative Industries
  • Health and Performance
  • STEM
  • Global Citizens​

My Journey (MYJ)

My Journey embraces the ‘affective’ goals of the curriculum and aims at developing students’ social skills, thinking skills and building habits for them to be successful in life.

The program provides opportunities for students to: identify their strengths, learning and career pathways; track and develop their personal growth; reflect on their progress and learning; and develop a sense of community.

My Journey (MYJ) is a program for years 7, 8 and 9 students that moves into the senior school linked to students' SET Plans.

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 Year 7 Virtual Parent Information Session

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Last reviewed 25 January 2022
Last updated 25 January 2022