The Victorian Curriculum 7-10
Core subjects in Year 7-10 are English, Humanities, Maths, Health and Physical Education, and Science. With many students in year 10 electing to study VCE subjects.
Each year the 7-10 English Curriculum is revised: considering the cohort, and areas of focus. Areas of study include: Short Stories, Novel Study, Poetry and Visual texts, Writing Folio, Persuasion, Media Texts, and Wide Reading.
Students in years 7, 8 and 9 complete topics according to The Victorian Curriculum Strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability.
Topics covered in year 7 are:
Positive Integers / Indices and Primes / Rational Numbers / Geometry / Decimals / Percentages
Topics covered in year 8 are:
Integers / Index Laws / Real Numbers / Ratios and Rates / Application of Percentages / Congruence / Algebra / Measurement
Topics covered in year 9 are:
Linear Equations / Trigonometry / Linear and Non-Linear Graphs / Financial Mathematics / Measurement / Probability / Statistics / Quadratic Algebra
Science Years 7-10
Topics studied in years 7/8 science follow a two year cycle according to the Victorian Curriculum Strands of Science Understanding and Science Inquiry Skills. Topics covered, Keeping An Eye On Light / Student Designed Investigation / The Changing Earth/ A Matter of State / Reproduction / A World Of Machines / Learning With Your Brain In Mind.
Topics studied in years 9/10 science follow a two year cycle according to the Victorian Curriculum Strands of Science Understanding and Science Inquiry Skills. Topics covered, Keeping An Eye On Light / Student Designed Investigation / The Dynamic Earth / Chemistry: The Inside Story / Life Goes On / Invisible Waves / Think Quest
Humanities Years 7-10
Humanities is a core subject for years 7/9 focus incorporates Geography, History, Economics and Civics and Citizenship. The Humanities course is based on the Victorian Curriculum and includes the subjects of History, Geography, Economics and Civics and Citizenship. Focus areas are rotated on a three year basis.
Wood Design and Technology
Wood technology is where the Design and Technology Victorian Curriculum is taught. Students learn basic making skills before progressing on to designing their own products to structured design briefs.
Food Design and Technology
Food Technology is run in Years 7/8 and 9/10. Students learn various methods of cooking, learn the functional properties of food and nutrients, sensory and food terminology, and the importance of eating well and having a balanced diet. They learn to independently plan and cook for a healthy life style. They independently and safely produce effective designed solutions for the intended purpose.
Health physical & Sport education
Health Physical & Sport Education is taught P-12. Sport Education in Physical Education Program (S.E.P.E.P) is taught in 7-10. There are inter house competitions and inter school competitions at a cluster and regional level. A rotation of team games include - netball, touch rugby, AFL, table tennis, soccer, basketball, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, hockey, tennis, and badminton.
Interschool sport occurs once a term in years 7/10 and includes sports such as volleyball, cross country, soccer, badminton, athletics, basketball and table tennis
VCE & VET
By rotating subjects over two years cycle, and beginning in year ten, we are able to provide a surprising range of subject choices.
- English & Literature
- Maths: General & Further, Foundation
- Biology, Physics, Psychology & Chemistry
- Information Technology
- Agriculture & Horticulture
- Outdoor Education, Physical Education, & Health and Human Development
- Studio Arts, Visual Communication, & Media,
- Design and Technology & Vet Automotive.
- VET Automotive
- VET Sport & Recreation
Cann River and interschool sport activities with other schools. There is a house system consisting of Orange House and Brown House. Students compete for their house during the year in the school swimming sports, cross country and athletics. The primary schools compete in interschool swimming, cross country and athletics. There are also sports and games days at Mallacoota.
Secondary students have opportunities to participate in interschool sports, usually once a term. In sports such as swimming, volleyball, cross country, soccer, badminton, table tennis, and athletics.
Students also participate in friendly matches with Mallacoota in soccer and netball.
Combined Schools Activities
At Cann River we often work together in whole school activities; it might be the Mini Olympics with teams made up of Preps to VCE or a dress up day as a favourite book character for Book week.