Curriculum Update

The 2020 academic year is off to a very rapid start as we have over 1000 students studying a range of existing courses. As well, we have introduced a variety of new courses and a change in the elective structure in Year 9. These younger students now study a 200 hour elective and two 100 hour electives and so have access to 3 elective subjects. Included in the list of choices for these students is a new course titled Enrichment Mathematics and STEM. Students who have chosen this course will participate in the Sun Sprint Challenge, where the students will design, construct and race electric cars they have created. They will also further their study in Mathematics, particularly in applying mathematical concepts to the real world. In Year 11 we have introduced a new course in Industrial Technology Multimedia with a strong emphasis on graphic media in all its forms.
In Year 12 this year we have a number of new courses that will be assessed for the first time, including Studies in Catholic Thought and Entertainment, the latter of which is being delivered in a vocational framework. We are continually looking at our curriculum offerings to ensure that they meet the needs of the girls and the demands being created in a rapidly changing work place. We have already begun to look into further curriculum offerings for 2021.
Gregg Conroy
Leader of Learning