Year 7 Curriculum

At John Forrest Secondary College the move into high school will give students access to the specialist facilities and teachers needed to succeed with the new Australian Curriculum. These facilities will include modern science, media, arts, woodwork, metalwork and sporting facilities.

Each Year 7 student will have a form teacher for the first session of each day. Students' form teacher will also be one of their subject teachers. This means your child will effectively have contact with their form teacher for one hour each day - providing a level of continuity and allowing an early bond to form with this dedicated teacher.

At John Forrest Year 7 students will undertake a high school timetable with four sessions (four hours) a week of Mathematics, Science, English and Humanities and Social Sciences. They will then typically study a language, Health & Physical Education and an elective from Technology & Enterprise or The Arts. A curriculum will also be delivered in the form class sessions, centred on study skills, transition support and student wellbeing. Our specialist programs, Cricket, Netball, Tennis and Music, will be studied as part of timetabled classes.

A dedicated Year 7 Deputy Principal and Year Coordinator will assist with transition and will closely liaise with the Year 7 teachers in addition to providing a point of contact for parents.