Years 7 and 8
- Academic News
- Enrichment & Enhancement
- Years 11 and 12
- Years 9 and 10
- Years 7 and 8
- Years 5 and 6
- Inclusive Education
The Middle Years
Students in Years 7 and 8, study a broad curriculum. Similar to our primary model, teachers at Iona College foster strong relationships between with students and families. Staff also facilitate a safe, supportive transition into secondary schooling, ensuring consistency in learning whilst establishing a strong sense of belonging. Year 7 is a crucial year as students have entered a new, exciting and large environment. Helping students engage and access this potential is a core role of the teaching team.
In Years 7 and 8, students use their laptops to ensure efficient, effective learning across all curriculum areas. Students use these devices with increasing complexity as they move through their time in education. A focus on knowledge and understanding is replaced with research and critical thinking skills. Throughout this time, there is constant support regarding digital citizenship and safe practices. Hands on, problem-based learning is encouraged and technology is used as a tool to enhance creativity across a range of learning areas including robotics, visual art, science, music and industrial design and technology.
Welcome to Secondary School
The iBELONG Program has been introduced to Year 7 to assist and support the transition to secondary schooling. Every Year 7 student is encouraged to prosper, flourish and ‘let your light shine’!
The following resources have been designed to provide relevant information which will support your family’s transition to Year 7 at Iona.
Whilst we encourage you to view the presentation in its entirety, we have provided the list of contents for your convenience.
- 00.10 Welcome from Mr Trevor Goodwin, College Principal
- 06.38 Welcome from Fr Michael Twigg OMI, College Rector
- 10.55 Mr Brayden Teece, Dean of Oblate Identity and Community
- 15.32 Mr Kevin O’Brien, Head of Year 7 and Student Services
- 19.28 Mr Sean Pearce, Assistant Head of Year 7 and Student Services
- 22.52 Mrs Donna Elkington, Head of Middle Years Learning and Teaching
- 28.40 Mrs Megan Vardanega, Social Worker and Safeguarding Officer