Year 9

Year 9 Curriculum Guide

Aspire9 Program

2020 marks the third year of the Aspire9 Program at Padua College. A dedicated Year 9 Centre on each campus provides a learning environment that is supportive and tailored to the needs of adolescents.

The aims of the Padua College Aspire9 program are to;
· Educate the whole person
· Build strong relationships that enhance a positive and supportive learning environment.
· Develop self-aware learners who are active in the community and the wider world.
· Foster a range of 21st Century skills including innovation, collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity.
· Provide an inclusive program that engages and extends all students.

The Year 9 Curriculum consists of the core subjects: myLife, Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Health & PE, Geography and History, plus 4 semester based electives (two in semester one, and two in semester two).

A key component of our Aspire9 Program are the dedicated learning blocks or Focus Weeks. Students will rotate through two week long units specifically aimed at developing a range of skills and providing relevant learning experiences. In addition to this, students will spend one day a fortnight participating in Aspire9 experiential learning days. New in 2020, our Aspire9 Days will provide opportunities for students to explore areas that they are passionate about through intensive elective units.

Mark De Fazio
Director of Aspire9


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