Year 9 Subject Selection
2022 Year 9 Subject Selection
This page has been prepared to guide Year 8 students and their parents through the subject selection process for Year 9 in 2022. Follow each section for information on the programs and subjects offered in Year 9 at St Patrick's College.
Proposed 2022 Year 9 subjects need to be submitted in Web preferences no later than Friday, 10 September.
Welcome to the Middle School
The St Patrick’s College Middle School aims to be a significant and positive experience in the life of the Year 9 boys in our care. We acknowledge the particular needs of adolescents and strive to provide opportunities for each student to become independent and active learners through rich and innovative curriculum, a curriculum that awakens and stimulates the intelligence.
Subjects and Interests
To help you get thinking about your subjects for Year 9, ask yourself the following:
- Which Year 8 subjects am I good at or I enjoy?
Which Year 9 subjects do I think I will be good at or am interested in?
Year 9 - Core Subjects
Students in the Year 9 Program are required to complete the following areas of study:
|Religious Education||6 sessions per fortnight|
|English||10 sessions per fortnight|
|Mathematics||10 sessions per fortnight|
|Humanities||10 sessions per fortnight|
|Science||10 sessions per fortnight|
|Physical Education||4 sessions per fortnight|
|Rite Journey||2 sessions per fortnight|
|Community Service||2 sessions per fortnight|
|Pastoral Care||2 sessions per fortnight|
Year 9 Literacy Program
The Year 9 Literacy options are 8 sessions per fortnight for the whole year. Students will choose one of the following Literacy Options.
A continuation of the Year 8 Japanese program based on the Victorian Curriculum.
A targeted intervention program designed to support boys who benefit from the teaching of explicit literacy skills (Invitation only).
Literacy Development provides the opportunity for boys to extend their knowledge and experience in a range of literacy genres that can be applied in other subject areas.
Students who nominate Literacy Development will choose from the following:
See the Year 9 Information Booklet for more details about each of the Literacy Development subjects.
Year 9 Electives
The Year 9 elective offerings come from four disciplines – Computing, Health and Physical Education, Technology and The Arts. All Year 9 students study one elective subject each semester. Choose your electives from two of the four disciplines.
Read about each elective in the 2022 Year 9 Information Booklet.
Submitting your proposed subjects
You now need to submit your proposed 2022 Year 9 subjects into Web preferences. You will be sent an email with a personalised link from email@example.com - Don't delete it!!! .
With your parents, choose the following:
- Your Literacy Program
- Your Elective subjects
You don't need to print the receipt just save the PDF of it.
Next, you'll be asked to add your parent or guardian's email address so your proposed subjects can be confirmed.
For more instructions on how to submit web preferences see the instructions below.
Contact Mr Ferguson, Director of Administration firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help with submitting your web preferences or have lost the email.
Parents - Subject Selection Confirmation
Once a student has completed his web preferences, he will be required to enter his parent/guardian's (primary contact) email address. This will generate an email requesting confirmation of his proposed course of studies by his parent/guardian. Look out for an email from email@example.com and confirm the selections. It may be in your email junk/spam. If the selections are incorrect, please ask your son to log back into web preferences and make the change accordingly.
Please see the short video below for further instructions.
Please contact Mr Tom Ferguson, Director of Administration if you need web preference support - firstname.lastname@example.org
Your proposed 2022 Year 9 subjects need to be submitted in Web preferences no later than Friday, 10 September.
For more information on Year 9 Subject Selection, please contact Mrs Julia Petrov - Director of Teaching and Learning.