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Year 8 Overview

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Pastoral Care

The focus of the Year 8 Pastoral Care is well being and transitioning to High School. To achieve this goal the students participate in a range of programs including;

  • Transition Program ( a 7 day program at the start of the new year)
  • Year 8 camp to Victor Harbor
  • Peer Leaders program
  • Anti Harassment program

Another focus of the program is health and well being. The Adelaide High School Turn Your Health Around program is an inter-disciplinary course aimed at increasing student participation in physical activity and healthy eating habits. Students are encouraged to participate in;

  • The Premier’s be active Challenge
  • Turn Your Health Around Program
  • The Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • House competitions

At the end of Semester 2, the students prepare and present their Year 8 presentation, a collection of their learning from the year. Students highlight their learning style and comment on their literacy and numeracy skills to a panel including their Pastoral Care teachers and family members.

Subject Choice for Year 8 in 2016

At Year 8 students will study the following:

  • English - full year
  • Mathematics - full year
  • Science - full year
  • Language 1 - full year
  • Language 2 - full year (compulsory for Special Language students, optional for all other students).
  • Health & Physical Education - 1 semester
  • The Arts - 1 semester for Special and Double Language students and up to a full year for all other students.
  • Design & Technology - 1 semester
  • History - 1 semester
  • Home Economics - up to 1 semester depending on Language program

Subjects offered in The Arts include: Art, Drama, Music.

Students who have entered the school via the Cricket program take part in PE-Cricket as one of their subjects,  while students entering via the Rowing programs take part in Rowing-PE.