As a learning community, Year 9 at Canowindra:
The Year 9 curriculum is divided into a range of Core, Elective, Activity, Pastoral, Sport and co-curricular programs, all with fully integrated ICT due to the notebook computer program. Year 9 offers all students a broad range of experiences; from the bush to the city in the Duke of Edinburgh and City Experience Programs, as well as in their local community. Being a stand-alone program, it fosters a close sense of community amongst the students through the emphasis on teamwork and collaboration.
Core programs run during the morning sessions up until the lunch break. Our Focus Week Programs run for eight weeks of the year; two weeks of every term. This adaptation of the Core Program allows for deep focus on one particular topic over the period of a week.
Students select from a range of Elective and Activity offerings which make up three of the five afternoon sessions. Sport and the Pastoral Care Program complete the final two afternoons of the week.
English • English Study Skills • Humanities • It’s a WRAP – Weekly Reflection Achievement and Learning • LOTE German • LOTE Indonesian • Mathematics • Mind, Body & Soul • Religious Studies • Science
Community Art• Media Makers • Model Solar Vehicle Challenge • Racing for the Future • Rock Band • Rock It Out
3D Art • Literature • Dance: Count Me In • Design & Technology • Digital Design • Drama • Game Maker • Multimedia: Sound and Vision • Multimedia: Wonders of Word and Web • Music For Performance • Music Technology • News and Views • Outdoor Education • Painting and Drawing • Real World Investigation • Robotics • SOLAR – Student Oriented Learning and Research • Visual Communication and Design • Voluntary Service
To see the range of subjects on offer please refer to the
For more information about Year 9 , contact the Head of Year 9, Derek Summerton.