Middle school students in years 7 – 9 will be a part of one of the 4 houses, including Boon Boona, Tigress, Tingara and Nashwauk. Each house has 4-5 classes of students in year 7, 8 or 9 in a courtyard area that most of their classes occur. House courtyards are a safe space to spend break times, with a teacher on yard duty in each and students from outside the house not being permitted to enter. Each house also has its own House Leader for additional support and all students have access to the Middle School Wellbeing Leader and the Head of Middle School.
Students will all have a Care Group teacher who will also teach them for at least 1 class, where possible to allow us to know your child better and foster a supportive relationship. The role of the Care Group teacher is to be the first point of communication with students and parents / carers for attendance, wellbeing and other concerns. Care Group teachers will work closely with students and the House Leader as required. Care Group teachers will also take the morning roll, follow up non-attendance, read morning notices, check school uniform and communicate with other teachers of your child as required.
Students will remain together as a Care Group in at least 4 of their 7 subjects each year (6 in year 7) to support the formation of strong peer connections. To support transition into school and getting to know their peers, students in year 7 have an overnight camp, year 8 students have a team building excursion early in the year and all middle school students have multiple opportunities to engage in various activities to support these peer connections.
As part of their studies, inline with the Australian Curriculum, students will study the following compulsory subjects;
|Subject||Year 7||Year 8||Year 9|
|English||Full Year||Full Year||Full Year|
|Mathematics||Full Year||Full Year||Full Year|
|Humanities||Full Year||Full Year||Full Year|
|Science||Full Year||Full Year||Full Year|
|Health & Physical Education||Full Year||1 Semester||1 Semester|
|Languages||Full Year||1 Semester||Choice subjects|
|The Art||1 Semester||1 Semester||Choice subjects|
|Technologies||1 Semester||1 Semester||Choice subjects|
From year 8 students will also have access to additional choice subjects of Spanish, Japanese, Digital Technology, Design Technology, Physical Education, Art, Dance, Drama & Music. In year 9 they will also be able to choose specialist Volleyball or Soccer. Additionally, students will engage in the Wellbeing & Pathways Program which focuses on students learning about future career pathways and skills to help them get there, as well as tools to support positive wellbeing.
Health & PE
Health & PE
Seaford Secondary College’s Health and Physical Education learning area strives to provide an environment which is positive and supportive of students learning and wellbeing. We aim to build lifelong skills and knowledge to support SSC students to become healthy, active and confident adults.
Health and Physical Education at Seaford Secondary College is a compulsory subject in years 7-10 and available as a choice subject in years 9-12. It provides a broad range of learning experiences to help students expand upon their skills, knowledge and understanding in relation to their health, safety, wellbeing, and movement competence and confidence.
Students will develop critical thinking, reflection skills and a sense of responsibility, as well as team work and self-discipline. Students will learn a variety of physical activities including both team and individual sports. In theory lessons, students will build upon their skills and knowledge in enhancing their own and others’ health and wellbeing.
We also offer two specialist programs in Volleyball and Soccer. Please refer to Volleyball and Soccer pages on our website for further information about these programs.
For those interested in pathways at year 11 and 12, we offer SACE courses in Health, Outdoor Education, Physical Education and Sports Studies.
For more information on the range of subject choices, please refer to our Curriculum Guide.
Languages Program at Seaford Secondary College
As part of the Australian Curriculum program, students are required to study a second or additional language. Through learning languages, students acquire:
- communication skills in the language being learnt
- an intercultural capability, and an understanding of the role of language and culture in communication
- a capability for reflection on language use and language learning.
The Languages programs offered to students at Seaford Secondary College are Spanish and Japanese. Students undertake a semester of study in each language at year 7 and an additional semester of each at year 8. This allows for multiple entry points and caters for students ranging from beginners to those with prior knowledge. This provides the opportunity to sample each language and a foundation for continued study in years 9 to 10 and SACE.
At Seaford Secondary College our aim is for our students to become competent in language communication, as well as enable them to develop an appreciation and respect for cultures around the world. We believe language learning is an essential skill for our students in this modern world and learning languages allows them to connect globally and build various lifelong, employability skills.
Students cover a range of themes including literacy through narrative story-telling, personal interests and social life, interacting with others and exploring the target cultures. Our teachers design learning activities that enable students to develop their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in engaging and purposeful contexts and use online materials to supplement the teaching and learning.
As part of the Japanese program, students are offered the chance to travel to Japan as part of a school trip every two years. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to use their language skills in a genuine context, as well as be exposed to an additional culture. This trip is highly valued and is recommended for students with notable language skills and an interest in travelling and learning about other societies.