Teaching & Learning
Year 7 and 8
The transition into secondary education can be a daunting experience and as such Good Shepherd has established a supportive approach. Students in Year 7 and 8 continue to have core teachers as well as specialist teachers and have a wide variety of electives to experience. A dedicated team of experienced teaching professionals ensure that students are nurtured through this experience. Students are encouraged to engage in a curriculum that has been developed to help students progress from the Junior Campus to the specialised demands of the senior curriculum.
Year 7 and 8 begin to experience a wider choice of subjects including Food Technology, Environmental Science, Art, Music, IT and Ceramic Design.
Year 9 and 10
The Year 9 and 10 curriculum has been designed to be a consolidation of what has been studied through the junior years and middle years, plus an introduction to the more specialised approaches in Year 11 and 12.
Year 9 and 10, students study subjects from the following list:
- Unit 1 and 2 VCE Religion and Society
Year 9/10 students are able to choose three electives from the following list:
- Food Technology
- Outdoor and Environmental Education Unit 1/2 (year 10 only)
- Foundation VCAL (year 10 only)
Please refer to the 2023 Year 9 and 10 Subject Selection Guide for further details.
Year 11 and 12
In Year 11 and 12, students can study a selection of subjects in a mixture of face to face and online options as a part of our blended learning preparation program for tertiary studies. Please refer to the 2023 Year 11 and 12 Subject Selection Guide for information on subject choices.
Face to Face subjects may include:
- English (Compulsory in year 11 and 12)
- Math Methods
- General Maths (11)
- Further Maths (12)
- Business Management
- Health and Human Development
- Studio Art
- Food Technology
- VCAL – Intermediate (11) and Senior (12)
- Business Studies
- Classical Studies
- Legal Studies
In addition, students can also select from a number of vocational educational and training (VET) training in the areas of Automotive, Engineering, Equine Studies and IT. Students can also access School Based Part-time Apprenticeships in the twelve designated areas.
Students also participate in Christian Studies and facilitated study lessons.