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Years 7 & 8

Years 7 and 8 involve many changes in students’ schooling.  Although there is continuity in the curriculum between the primary and secondary levels, there are major changes in the breadth of curriculum and the ways in which classes operate.  A home-group pastoral system gives students a sense of cohesiveness and identity within the College as students move between subject areas with different teachers.

New students may transfer into the College at this level.  Students often have a new maturity and independence, and seek new experiences as they begin to appreciate the diversity offered in secondary education.  Our school intends to provide a rich and stimulating set of experiences for students as they move towards the VCE and prepare for life beyond schooling.

The curriculum at Plenty Valley Christian College is designed to promote an interest in learning and challenge for students so that they retain or rediscover the satisfaction that learning engenders.  In addition, students at this level begin to analyse the value of education, particularly the distinctive elements that underlie a Christian worldview.


All subjects are compulsory in Year 7 and 8.

  • English
  • Christian Education
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Geography *                  
  • History *
  • Health *
  • French
  • Music *
  • Art *
  • Home Economics *
  • Technology (Wood) *
  • Information Technology *
  • Physical Education
  • Sport

( * Single semester courses only )

In Years 7 and 8 students acquire new skills, study habits and a broader understanding of curriculum that will be the basis of future VCE and tertiary studies or a career path.  Year 7 and 8 subjects provide for both breadth and intellectual skill level in order to give students an excellent basis for informed subject choices in later years. 

There is a commitment to complementing these studies with many extracurricular activities such as excursions, camps, musical productions and public speaking, to name a few. This helps provide a well rounded and engaging education for each student within a dedicated, Christian community. 

Plenty Valley will continue to develop these programs and expand into others for the benefit of each student.