Second-Hand Book Sale (Year 9 to Year 8) - Thursday 2 December - lunchtime rooms 205 & 207
Welcome to the Year 9 home page!
Melbourne Girls’ College attracts students from a wide and varied catchment, with many different interests and talents. In Year 9 Melbourne Girls’ College students begin to enjoy access to a wide range of elective choices.
For most students at Melbourne Girls’ College, the Year 9 experience is one of their most eventful and interesting years at school. The year coincides with an important stage of adolescence where girls continue to develop their understanding of who they are and how they fit into the world. They learn to reconcile the pressures of physical change, peer group influence and begin to seek a more complex school experience. As the year progresses they become better at managing their time and meeting dead-lines; the City Experience in particular reinforces these skills.
The core curriculum at Year 9 includes World of Ideas, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, Arts and Technology. These studies are supported 4 days a week by a tutorial program that focuses on the students’ pastoral and welfare needs while also allowing time for organisational administration. Students also have the opportunity to choose 4 electives across the year. We recommend that students focus on choosing subjects that interest them and that they will enjoy. Although it is not compulsory for girls to undertake a LOTE subject in Year 9, many students choose to continue their LOTE study from Year 8. These are the only electives that are pre-requisites for Year 10 subjects at the College.
The ‘camp’ at Year 9 is an 8 day “City Experience” that takes place in central Melbourne. The City Experience gives students the opportunity to undertake action-based research linked to aspects of the City of Melbourne. This research forms part of the core curriculum in World of Ideas, Science and Mathematics and culminates in a presentation night to College staff and parents.
Overall, we see Year 9 at Melbourne Girls’ College as an opportunity for students to learn and apply skills in core areas, explore new curriculum areas and make new connections with peers as students develop more extended working and friendship groups.
We encourage you to be proactive if you see any issues developing for your daughter. Ideally, encourage her to try to sort out her issue by coming to talk to us about strategies. Alternatively, you are welcome to contact your daughter’s Tutor or us directly
Chris Lattin and Leigh Hanley
Dean and Assistant Dean of Year 9
Recently updated pages include Olivia Metter's articles on the Year 9 News page - highlights include a report on the Comedy Night, the Public Speaking competition amongst other things.
Articles have also begun to appear on the Leadership pages, so have a look at these too.