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Middle Years

With over 60 subjects, 15 co-curricular activities, camps at every year level, multiple cross-disciplinary projects, academic extension and learning enrichment programs, discover how the Middle Years at Blackfriars prepares your son for the 21st century.

At Blackfriars your son will stand confidently with his peers as he learns about the importance of Prayer, Study, Community and Service in all aspects of school life.

The Blackfriars Middle Years program caters to the diverse needs of boys in this transition period. Our contemporary curriculum for Years 7 to 9 is based on the Australian Curriculum, allowing teachers to identify the needs of each student and create individual programs that encourage development. Students are motivated to strive for success through personal inquiry, discovery and self-direction.

The Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) policy allows students to select a personal device which best suits their learning style. This is used as a fully integrated learning tool across all curriculum areas.

The search for identity and meaning is paramount during the Middle Years of a boy’s schooling. Our Pastoral Care Program, Religious Education and year-level camps, along with other extra-curricular opportunities, provide each boy with an insight into their world and a clearer picture of their emerging identity.

Throughout the Middle Years at Blackfriars, boys also have opportunities for further learning and engagement through comprehensive electives and specialist programs and can immerse themselves in a full range of co-curricular activities.

Year 7 Subjects

  • Religious Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technologies
    • Design Technology
    • Digital Technology
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS)
    • Civics and Citizenship
    • Economics and Business
    • Geography
    • History – The Ancient World
  • Health & Physical Education
    • Soccer
  • Languages
    • Japanese
  • The Arts
    • Drama
    • General Music
    • Specialist Music
    • Visual & Media Arts

Year 8 Subjects

  • Religious Studies
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
    • Soccer
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
    • Economics & Business
    • Civics & Citizenship
    • Geography
    • History – The Ancient to Modern World
  • Languages
    • Japanese (Continuers)
  • Mathematics
    • Accelerated Mathematics
    • Mathematics
  • Science
  • The Arts
    • Drama
    • General Music
    • Specialist Music
    • Visual & Media Arts
  • Technologies
    • Design Technology
    • Digital Technology

Year 9 Subjects

  • Religious Studies
  • English
  • Health & Physical Education
    • Building the Body
    • Health & Physical Education
    • Outdoor Education
    • Soccer
  • Humanities & Social Sciences (HASS)
    • Geography, History – The Making of the Modern World
  • Languages
    • Japanese (Continuers)
  • Mathematics
    • Accelerated Mathematics
    • Mathematical Methods
    • General Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • The Arts
    • Drama – Comedy Skills
    • Drama – Acting Techniques for Film & Stage
    • Drama – Lighting, Sound, Vision & Staging
    • DJ’ing and Sound Systems
    • Specialist Music
    • Visual Arts – Art, Visual Arts – Design, Media Arts
  • Technologies
    • Coding & Game Programming
    • Design Technology – Automotive Systems
    • Design Technology – Digital Photography
    • Design Technology – Material Solutions

Learn more about the full curriculum offered at Blackfriars, including individual subject detail, learning area pathways from Reception to Year 12, learning support and enrichment programs, in the latest edition of our Curriculum Handbook.

Curriculum Handbook

RACE TO HIGH SCHOOL

Starting high school is a big change for Year 7 students, and we want to make it an easy and enjoyable experience for students starting at our school.

PART 1

In episode 1, St Gabriel’s, St Martin’s, St Patrick’s, St Monica’s and Rosary primary school students are interviewed to get a sense of what they were most looking forward to, what they were unsure about, and anything that might be concerning them to see how they were going to shape the 2019 Race to High School day. Also current Blackfriars student, Jai, talks about his experience of starting high school.

PART 2

In episode 2, the students arrive at Blackfriars and the race begins!