The core curriculum at Year 9 includes World of Ideas, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education and Health. These studies are supported 4 days a week by a tutorial program that focuses on the students’ pastoral and welfare needs while also allowing time for organisational administration. Students also have the opportunity to choose 4 6 electives across the year, primarily in the Arts and Technology areas. We recommend that students focus on choosing subjects that interest them and that they will enjoy. Although it is not compulsory for girls to undertake a LOTE subject in Year 9, many students choose to continue their LOTE study from Year 8. These are the only electives that are pre-requisites for Year 10 subjects at the College and would count as 2 of the 6 electives.
The ‘camp’ at Year 9 is an 8 day “City Experience” that takes place in central Melbourne. The City Experience gives students the opportunity to undertake action-based research linked to aspects of the City of Melbourne. This research forms part of the core curriculum in World of Ideas, Science and Mathematics and culminates in a presentation night to College staff and parents.
Overall, we see Year 9 at Melbourne Girls’ College as an opportunity for students to learn and apply skills in core areas, explore new curriculum areas and make new connections with peers as students develop more extended working and friendship groups.
Year 9 Parent Information Evening – 2021
When: Monday 20th July
Where: Webex Meetings
- Download the Webex Meetings desktop app.
- Enter the Meeting number (165 418 8776) in the ‘Meeting Information’ field and press ‘Enter’.
- Enter the password (m9BBaSDxB82) and press ‘Enter’.
- Select the ‘Join’ or ‘Join Meeting’ button. Please ensure your microphone is muted for the duration of the presentation. We will use this Webex Meeting to answer any questions.
- If you plan to join from a mobile device, download the Cisco WebEx Meetings app available through Apple’s App Store or Google Play.
If you have a general question, simply type it into the chat function on Webex Meetings. The question will be answered ‘live’ by the Year Level Leaders. If you have a question that relates specifically to your child, it is better to email the Year Level Leaders.
A recording of this presentation will be made available afterwards. If you would prefer not to have you image on this recording, please ensure that your camera is turned off for the duration of the presentation.
Meeting number (access code): 165 418 8776
Meeting password: m9BBaSDxB82
More ways to join:
Join by phone
+61-3-8593-9167 Australia Toll (Melbourne)
Access code: 165 418 8776
For further information please contact:
Year 9 Documents
View the 2019 Year 9 Handbook here.