In the junior years, the academic program at Mary MacKillop Catholic Regional College builds core skills and knowledge. Through years seven and eight students are given a taste of all subject areas.
The Year 7 curriculum is an integrated and coherent transition from primary to secondary school. There are a number of important features of the Year 7 curriculum that underpin this vital year level.
Students have fewer teachers teaching more subjects. Where ever possible a Year 7 teacher will teach 2 or more subjects to the same class. This enables a teacher and students to spend more time together building significant relationships thus enhancing the learning environment.
In Year 8 the curriculum seeks to consolidate what has occurred at Year 7 and prepare students for the demands and challenges of the Middle School.
Core subjects at Years 7 and 8 include:
- Religious Education
- Physical Education and Health
- Pastoral & Life Skills
- Art and Technology – semester-based subjects
Visual Arts – Art
Performing Arts – Music
ICT – Information Communication Technology
Visual Arts – Visual Communication Design
Performing Arts – Drama
Production Design Technology (wood)