Welcome to Scotch College and Year 7
Year 7 is an important transition year from Primary Education to Secondary Education. In Year 7, students are exposed to a wider range of subjects than encountered during their primary years. They will meet more teachers than at their primary school but fewer than they will encounter in their senior secondary classes.
Students are grouped in Forms (that is; 7A, 7B, 7C etc.). Teachers of Year 7 are organised in groups of Teams; a Team usually consists of three, but sometimes four, teachers. The Team teachers cover the ‘core’ subjects of English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, French/German and sometimes Christian Education and Information Technology. Other teachers generally take Art, Music, Design and Technology, Physical Education and Drama.
Daily Time Table and Lessons
The timetable is organised around a six day cycle. In Year 7, students study the following subjects:
Transition and Development
During Year 7, two key areas of development will emerge:
Students are encouraged to learn to be well organised. They should ensure that they have all the required books and equipment for every class, and ensure that books and texts are taken home (for homework) and then returned the next day for classes.
Students should have sports equipment and a change of clothes ready for after-school training sessions and Physical Education lessons.
It is important that students learn to set aside appropriate time for fun, homework, music practice, sports practice, chores around the house, commitments to other sport/club/church activities. Keeping track of commitments, via Record Book entries, is a very useful skill and habit to form.
We encourage students to care for their own and others’ property, to be accountable for their own behaviour (in class and in the school ground) and to be friendly and caring towards other students. They should also begin to take greater responsibility for their own learning by keeping up with work and making contact with teachers when absent from class.
Parent contact with the School
In addition to keeping in touch with the School via the student Record Book, parents can contact either the Class Teacher or Form Teacher for specific or general information about school work and progress, but the Head of Year is also always available to discuss issues. The School contact number is 9810 4321.
Mr T Glover Mr P L Cutinelli
Head of Year 7, Head of Middle School
Scotch College: ABN 86 852 826 445 ACN 005 650 395 CRICOS 00624A (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students)