Middle School

Middle School

Learning Middle School

The middle school classes at John Paul College cover Years 7, 8 and 9. Over these three years, students embark on a learning journey that includes the:

Year 7 and 8 students study a wide range of subjects for the whole year including Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Italian and Physical Education.  Students also undertake semester based subjects including Digital Technologies, Food Studies, Health, Music, Product Design and Technology, Studio Arts, Theatre Studies and Visual Communication Design.

Year 9 students study a combination of core and elective units.  The core units are Religious Education, English, Mathematics (Advanced, Core or Consolidation), History, Science, iFocus and Health.  Students elect six semester based elective units from the various learning areas:




The Arts

  • Media
  • Music Performance
  • Studio Arts
  • Theatre Studies
  • Visual Communication Design

Health and Physical Education

  • Health
  • Physical Education 

English and Language

  • English
  • Italian  *Italian counts as 2 elective units as it is studied all year





The Humanities

  • Business and Economics 
  • Geography
  • History 
  • Civics and Citizenship


  • Product Design and Technology
  • Digital Technologies
  • Food Studies 
  • Textiles




Year 9 students who consistently achieve high academic results and demonstrate excellent work habits have the opportunity to study a VCE Unit 1 and 2 subject in Year 10.  Entry requirements, are based on Year 9 semester one results which are outlined to students before subject selection.  

Learning and Teaching Curriculum Handbook 

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