Junior Secondary (Year 7-10)
The Learning Journey, Year 7-10

Learning is a lifelong pursuit. The learning environment at NCC is designed to be respectful, inspirational, vibrant and engaging. Our aim is to encourage students to develop a love, passion and curiosity for learning that goes beyond the classroom.

In Years 7 and 8 the curriculum is structured to transition students from primary to secondary level with a focus on students developing emotional, physical, spiritual and academic needs. Students are encouraged to think critically, to create, make and engage with a broad curriculum. A range of co-curricular programs such as a robust Peer Support Program helps to transition Year 7 into secondary school.

The comprehensive curriculum at Years 9 and 10 responds to the developmental needs of students through a range of co-curricular activities as well as a varied academic program.  Students are able to choose electives in Year 9 which gives them a wider choice in their own education.  All Year 9 students take part in an outdoor Challenge Program once a week. Learn more about the Year 9 Challenge Program.

Our aim is to encourage students to develop a love, passion and curiosity for learning that goes beyond the classroom.

In Year 10, students begin to choose options and pathways for higher levels of study. All students may apply for an early VCE Unit 1 and 2 subject.

VCE extension classes in year 10 are taught by highly qualified and specialised teaching staff who endeavour to stimulate and extend all students. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and learn skills to navigate their way through the inevitable greater workload.