Years 7-8 (Secondary)

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In 2019 St Gabriel’s launched their Secondary School. 

In Secondary School, students are introduced to a blended learning approach, which incorporates face-to-face teaching, flipped classrooms and online learning. Blended learning emphasises critical skills needed beyond the Year 12 classroom and into the workplace: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Cooperation.  

The Secondary School runs on a weekly timetable with lesson times varying throughout the week depending on the theory or practical nature of each subject. Class sizes are small and students move throughout the school to different rooms to access the variety of subject specialists. Teachers differentiate all lessons to ensure that students can achieve all outcomes. Students follow the Stage 4 Life Skills Curriculum and complete the following subjects in Years 7 and 8:

  • English (including discrete Literacy lessons)
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)
  • Languages (French)
  • Technology (including Food Technologies, Digital Technologies, Engineered Systems and Material Technologies)
  • Visual Arts
  • Music

Students also study the following school-based courses:

  • Religious Education
  • Pastoral Care

Students access the local community to do their Physical Education, field work and curriculum based activities.