The Middle Years

Problem based learning is encouraged

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.

Parent Handbook for Secondary Students

Year 7 iBELONG Transition Guidebook

How to read your timetable

Year 7 Parent Information Presentation Video 

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


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How to Study

Instructions for weekly timetable

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