Year 9 Subject Selection 2021
2021 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 2021. Follow each section for information on the programs and subjects offered in Year 9 at St Patrick's College.
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.
Japanese (VET Certificate II in Applied Languages)
A continuation of the Year 8 Japanese program.
A targeted intervention program designed to support boys who benefit from the teaching of explicit literacy skills.
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 2021 Year 9 Information Booklet.
Submitting your Subject Selections
Web preferences - Selecting your subjects
You now need to submit your proposed 2021 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 your Literacy Program from the three options.
Choose your Elective subjects.
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.
Returning your Subject Selections and your 2021 Intentions
Through PAM, your parents will receive an activity request about your 2021 Intentions and Subject Selections. Please complete this by Friday, September 4.
With your parents, enter your proposed 2021 subjects in Web preferences. Save the PDF receipt. You do not need to send this to us.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the school.
For more information on 2021 Year 9 Subject Selection, please contact Mrs Julia Petrov - Director of Teaching and Learning.