Middle School

​​​Our Middle Schooling Philosophy

At Chisholm Catholic College we understand EDUCATION.  We acknowledge that the Middle School (Years 7 – 9) is the most dynamic and vital time in the development of students.  We know that our adolescents are currently going through a time of change, not only in their lives, but also in an increasingly complex world. 

Our Middle School will not only support student growth and development, but ensure organisation and implementation of high level curriculum.  Our Middle School curriculum has been developed to ensure the engagement of the learner by looking at real world issues that have a direct impact upon their lives.  Adolescence is where attitudes, values and habits are formed and can impact greatly on future schooling and career choices as well as life in general.

Chisholm Catholic College is especially focused upon active engagement in our classrooms by increasing the hands-on learning; collaborating with one another and placing greater emphasis on higher order thinking skills. Our team of teachers are committed to making sure that this is one of our main priorities whilst working with our young adolescent learners.

WE BELIEVE that every student can learn, we believe that an engaging curriculum is the best pastoral care.  WE BELIEVE that each student learns differently and at a unique rate of attainment of knowledge skills and concepts.  WE BELIEVE teachers are best informed about their learning through feedback, that students’ progress in their Zone of Proximal Development through feedback and that improvement in outcomes is best facilitated through engagement, connections and acting on feedback.  This means that we will reflect on the ultimate purpose of each unit of work, and whether this has directly influenced or contributed to student growth, development and achievement.  Teachers will plan collaboratively for LEARNING, taking each student where he/she needs to go NEXT, rather than planning for TEACHING.  


​Middle School Subjects
Curriculum Year 7

​​Personal Development
English/Literacy Art​
Humanities​ Dance
Health and Physical Education​ Drama​
Information Communication and Technology​
Mathematics/Numeracy Industrial Technology and Design​
Religious Education​ Food and Textiles Design Technology​
LOTE Japanese​
LOTE Spanish​​

​Curriculum Year 8

​Personal Development Art
English/Literacy Dance​
Mathematics​/Numeracy Drama
History​ Music
Science Food and Textiles
Health and Physical Education Industrial Technology and Design
Religious Education Information Communication Technology
LOTE Japanese*​
LOTE Spanish​*
 * Students need to make a choice between Spanish and Japanese in Year 8.  The language selected will be studied for the entire year.

Curriculum Year 9
​Please see Year 9 Subject Handbook 2021​​​ ​for detailed information for each subject.
​Big History
Health and Physical Education
Design and Technologies (Food & Materials)
Design and Technologies (Food Specialisation)​​
Religious Education
Design and Technologies (Materials & Technologies)​​
Digital Technology
Economics and Business​

Sporting Excellence & Development Academy (SEDA)​

Visual Art​