Pre-Senior

Year 9

A Unique Program Developing Resilience and Independence

The shift from adolescence to early adulthood is a crucial stage of a child’s development.

Our unique Pre-Senior Program help students transition from Middle School to Senior School as smoothly as possible. Boys and girls continue to learn by way of the Parallel Education Model, which allows them to focus on study while enjoying more opportunities to socialise with the opposite gender.

Pre-Senior students complete a comprehensive curriculum, with a strong academic focus. Year 9 includes compulsory subjects and engaging electives. English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and at least one language are compulsory, providing a strong grounding for numerous VCE study options.

Our program aims to develop resilient, independent learners equipped to handle the challenges of Senior School and the VCE. Students enjoy a range of exciting opportunities to broaden their horizons and encourage independence and maturity, including opportunities to spend time at the Haileybury International School in Tianjin, China.

The City CHASE experiential learning program sees students visit our City campus and explore all that Melbourne’s CBD offers, to build self-reliance, teamwork and awareness of social issues in our community.

Our Expeditions and Options Program offers unforgettable 10 to 12-day off-campus experiences. Students can choose from locations such as the Tasmanian wilderness, Victoria’s High Plains, Wyperfield National Park/Mt Arapiles, Kakadu, China and the United States of America.

Students also participate in a range of social justice activities and develop life skills through our Personal Excellence Program. Some complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Program.