The Lower Secondary years are important transition and formative years. LJBC’s Lower Secondary curriculum provides students with a strong foundation in the Eight Learning Areas, and maximises student aspirations and academic choice as they progress through the Secondary School.
Some classes, including English and Maths, are streamed according to ability to enhance student learning. LJBC students are encouraged to set realistic goals and to aspire to personal excellence in their studies.
In Lower Secondary, students study a prescribed program, which will generally include:
|The Arts||Art, Music, Media, Dance and Drama|
|English||Writing, Reading (including the study of Literature), Viewing, Speaking and Listening|
|Health & Physical Education||Health, Personal Safety, Fitness, Sports, Human Movement, Management Skills|
|Languages other than English||Japanese or French|
|Mathematics||Chance and Data, Space, Measurement, Algebra, Number and Working Mathematically|
|Science||Physics, Biology, Human Biology and Chemistry|
|Humanities (HASS)||Geography, Economics and Business, Civics and Citizenship, History|
|Technologies||Home Economics, Computing, Design and Technology, Applied Design|
|Christian Education||In Year 9 all students complete The Rite Journey Program|
In Year 9 students are given the opportunity to select elective subjects from a suite of subjects comprising The Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education Studies, and Humanities.