Year 7 Transition Program

The Curriculum

The curriculum is comprehensive and the integrated learning encompasses more than the core curriculum. It includes pastoral care, faith development, the opportunity for students to develop relationships and connections; and to build knowledge of the 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 (Learning Enrichment).

Specialist teachers provide excellent teaching and learning experiences in all courses, including Religious Education, English, Health and Physical Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Science. The engaging and challenging timetable is complemented by the students having a term's experience with each of these additional courses:

  • Food and Nutrition Food Technology
  • Art
  • Pottery
  • Information Technology – Digital Technology
  • Technology and Enterprise – Wood Technology
  • Electronics – Engineering Technology
  • Music
  • Drama

Life Skills

  • Computer Literacy and responsibilities
  • Organisation and study skills
  • Life Skills
  • Wellbeing

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 experience at Woodman Point
  • Drama, Theatre Sports and Audio-Visual Crew

The keys to our learning are the experiences that are:

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