High School at Marist
The High School years at Marist Regional College, involving students in Years 9 and 10, seek to prepare young adolescents for the world of pre-tertiary education, vocational education, training pathways and future employment.
Work Experience Program
High School students in Year 10 have the opportunity to participate in the workforce for a week in the community-supported Work Experience Program – a joint venture between the College and a large number of local businesses.
All Year 9 students participate in a week-long Camp Program at the end of Term 3 that aims to foster independence, resilience and respect in our Marist community. Camp provides an excellent opportunity to develop positive relationships between students in a less formalised and academic setting.
Camp locations include:
- 7-Mile Beach
- East Coast of Tasmania
- remote West Coast locations
- urban environments in Hobart
- established camp sites such as Camp Clayton or Camp Banksia
The High School learning program at the College will follow the Australian Curriculum in the key learning areas of maths, science, history and English. More information on curriculum details is available at ACARA.
High School learning is comprised of a suite of six core subjects and three elective subjects.
The core subjects are delivered across 42 periods in a 2-week cycle:
Health & Physical Education
The High School program also offers opportunities for students to elect part of their study program that suits their future pathway through an extensive suite of elective subjects. Electives are delivered across 18 periods in the 2-week timetable. Students establish their preferred elective course by choosing three subjects from the following learning areas:
- Languages, Vocational Education Training (VET), technology, arts, health and physical education, maths/science and humanities.
Detailed information on all electives available at the College can be found in the Year 8-10 Subject Selection Guide.
Subject teachers implement a wide range of assessment tasks to assess student learning. Assessment tasks for High School learning could include such classroom activities as:
- interactive and online timelines, PowerPoint presentations,
- oral presentations, class debates, projects, experiments,
- end-of-chapter tests, common tests, short answer and essay-style responses.
Not all assessment tasks form part of a student’s summative result for a particular unit within a subject. Many tasks performed in the classroom are formative in nature and assist both the teacher and student in adapting learning in preparation for unit tests or final tasks.
Year 10 students will sit formal exams in some subjects in August and in November - exam timetables.
All assessment at the College is standards-based and all students receive a copy of the assessment criteria for each subject at the start of the academic year.
Reports are issued three times during the year:
- Report 1: 19 April
- Report 2: 5 July
- Report 3: 11 December
The primary audience of the report is the student and their parent or caregiver. Reports aim to provide a snapshot of a student’s academic progress, their participation in College life and their attitude toward learning.
Parent-teacher evenings are held on 9 May and 25 July. Teachers will indicate on a student’s report where they believe an interview with the parent or caregiver is advisable. Parents and caregivers may also request an interview with subject teachers on parent-teacher evenings.
The College is committed to on-going communication with parents and caregivers. Meetings with teachers are welcome any time throughout the academic year and can be arranged through the Front Office. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend parent-teacher nights the Circular Head evening, Speech Night and other occasions endorsed by the College.