Year 7 & 8

Our approach to teaching and learning in Years 7 & 8 is that learning is relevant, rigorous and caters for the needs of individual students. Clear links are made between learning and the real world through the provision of authentic tasks. Rigour creates and supports high expectations where individuals are supported to work to achieve their very best at all times. Teachers ensure that they know their students well and cater for their individual needs.

Features of our program include:

  • Teachers and students work in teams
  • Focus on literacy and numeracy skills
  • Two teachers teach all of the core subjects (English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography) , so that they know their students and their needs very well
  • A range of exciting curriculum experiences in The Arts, Technology, French, PE and Health Education.
  • Strong emphasis on pastoral care
  • Students have a say in their learning
  • A hands on learning environment which is Information Technology rich
  • Exciting teaching and learning techniques and experiences
  • Development of skills that help students work co-operatively, set goals, reflect on their learning and how they can improve in the future
  • Excursions and incursions to support their learning


Learning French at Carwatha

Students in Year 7 use the Touché 1 Coursebook and Workbook which are supported by both a teacher CD and an interactive student CD-ROM which allows students to practise listening and speaking skills at home. Students also do a major cultural assignment in each semester.

In Year 8, all learning materials are supplied to students, and topics studied are based on students’ interests and preferences, usually focused on French for overseas travel.

Every year, Bastille Day is celebrated in the second week of Term 3. As you can see from the photos, eating crepes supplied by French Accent Crepes is a major and much relished part of our celebrations.

 Students and teachers from all year levels enjoy the Bastille Day crepes

Students in Years 7 and 8 also visit ACMI to see a French film with English sub-titles. The excursion includes a visit to Screen Australia where students are able to see the works of the likes of Georges Mélieres and the Lumière brothers, as well as sampling French food from the many crêperies in the city.

At Carwatha, learning French is lots of fun, as well as giving students the opportunity to learn a language that enhances options for travel and employment, both here and overseas.