Year 7 Transition Program

The Curriculum

The curriculum is comprehensive and the integrated learning encompasses more than the core curriculum. It includes the pastoral care, the faith development, the opportunity for students to develop relationships and connection; and to build knowledge of their world around them and to encourage all students to find their place in it.

The Year 7 program is designed to cater for a broad range of student abilities. Specialist staff and resources are available to students requiring differentiated curricular for extension purposes (the MAGIS program) or Learning Support in the mainstream (the Learning Enrichment Program).

Religious Education and foundation skills in Literacy and Numeracy continue to be a priority in Homerooms with the Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS) and Life Skills providing the students with authentic and deep learning experiences.

Specialist teachers provide the excellent teaching and learning experiences in Mathematics, Languages, Health and Physical Education and Science. The engaging and challenging timetable is complemented with the students having a term's experience with each of these options:

  • Food and Nutrition
  • Art
  • Pottery
  • Information Technology
  • Technology and Enterprise (Woodwork)
  • Electronics
  • Music
  • Drama

Life Skills

  • Computer Literacy
  • Organisation
  • Life Skills

The co-curricular activities engage our students in their interests and provide an opportunity for them to try new tasks and be part of the wider John XXIII College community.

  • Liturgy
  • House traditions, celebrations, events
  • Sporting activities including Swimming, Cross-Country, Field Events, and NAS Inter-School Summer and Winter Sports
  • Music including Solo, Bands, Choir, Ensembles
  • Debating and Public Speaking
  • Social Justice groups - House Social Justice projects, Young Vinnies
  • Year 7 Camp at Woodman Point
  • Drama, Theatre Sports and lighting technicians

The keys to our learning are the experiences that are:

  • Authentic,
  • Rigorous,
  • Successful,
  • Challenging,
  • Exploratory, and
  • Meaningful.