Middle School – Years 7, 8 & 9

At Rossmoyne Senior High School the curriculum fulfils the requirements of the School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) and Department of Education and therefore, provides learning experiences across eight learning areas. In Years 7, 8 and 9 student courses are structured as follows:-

Compulsory Studies

Elective Studies

English / English as Second Language
Mathematics
Science
Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)
Language other than English
Physical Education or Volleyball
Health
The Arts

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Media
  • Music
  • Photography

Technologies

  • Digital Technologies
  • Home Economics
  • Design & Technologies

Most Year 7, Year 8 and Year 9 students follow a common course in English, Science and HASS.  In Mathematics Year 8 students are grouped into extension, advanced or general courses based on Year 6 results.  These groups are revised at the end of Semester 1.  Year 9 students are directed to a course based on Year 8 results in that subject.

Year 7

Within the Technologies Learning Area, students will work through taster courses which are designed to expose students to a wide variety of learning experiences. Students study Digital Technologies as well as sample a range of other subjects from Design and Technologies including:

  • Electronics/Robotics
  • Metal Technology
  • Wood Technology
  • Food Technology
  •  Textiles

Within The Arts Learning Area, students will sample a range of Arts subjects, at least one a performance subject and the other a visual subject. The Arts subjects that may be sampled include:

  • Art and Craft (Visual)
  • Dance (Performance)
  • Digital Photography (Visual)
  • Drama (Performance)
  • Media (Visual)

Year 8

Within The Arts Learning Area, students will study at least two Arts subjects, one a performance subject and the other a visual subject. Students studying Music in Year 7 continue with the enrolment in Year 8.

Within the Technologies Learning Area, students study Digital Technologies and at least one other subject from Design and Technologies.

The overall curriculum course structure facilitates a smooth transition from primary to secondary school for Year 7 students and maximises stability and pastoral care for both Year 7, 8 and 9 students.


Curriculum Handbooks

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Book lists and Contributions and Charges

Contributions and Charges

Parents are requested to pay school contributions and charges before students commence classes.

School contributions and charges apply to all students from Years 7 to 12. These contributions and charges cover basic supplies required in subjects for student use. Throughout the year, students will be provided with materials as part of classroom lessons.

When students select courses where considerable expenditure are incurred, additional charges will apply. This may cover items such as travel, venue hire, consumables and models retained by the student. A student may be required to re-select a less expensive option if a parent does not pay the charges for high cost optimal subjects.

Payment can be made by mail, phone or in person at the school. For more detailed information, please see the Parent Information Sheets distributed with the Book lists and Contributions and Charges sheets.

EFTPOS

The school has EFTPOS facilities at the Cashier for payment of contributions and charges.

Financial Assistance

This Government scheme aims to assist needy families who are unable to fully meet the cost of their children’s contributions and charges. The 2014 application form for this grant will be available at the school from Friday 31 January 2014. Payment of contributions and charges in installments can be arranged with the Cashier.

Refunds

  • Contributions and Charges are refunded on a pro-rata basis
  • Voluntary Contributions to the Chaplain and P&C are not refundable
  • When a Year 12 student withdraws from a subject, there is no refund
  • The cost of the homework diary, school information handbook and course selection handbooks are not refunded because students have been issued with these items.

 

Bookshop

Books cannot be purchased at Rossmoyne Senior High School but can be obtained from either Office Choice or other school book suppliers. Some second hand books may be found through the Sustainable School Shop Pty Ltd website on www.sustainableschoolshop.com.au or Email: info@sustainableschoolshop.com.au.