Stage 5: Years 9 and 10 - Stella Maris

Self-determination and Self-discipline

Stage 5 is where your daughter will engage in her chosen electives, providing her with the capacity to learn new skills and further enhance her creativity. Having a greater choice of electives engenders greater self-determination and facilitates our girls’ thinking about the future and their academic goals. Our girls are also given the opportunity to become further involved in various extra-curricular activities, forging even stronger connections with the school community and steadily building their confidence. As they progress they develop more academic independence and with the guidance of teachers and the support of their peers, they acquire more resilience and greater stamina for the years ahead.

By Year 10 our girls display a more mature, disciplined approach as they embrace a stronger commitment to their studies and to the College. Throughout their Year 10 journey, they are continually asked to reflect upon their learning choices and commitments.

Core Subjects

  • Religious Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Australian History, Civics and Citizenship
  • Australian Geography, Civics and Citizenship
  • Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

Electives typically offered in Years 9 and 10

Your daughter will choose one 200 hour and two 100 hour electives (one studied in Year 9 and one studied in Year 10). Some subjects are offered as both 100 and 200 hour courses. Subjects are offered according to student demand therefore not all subjects run every year.

200 Hour Courses (studied as 100 hours in Year 9 and 100 hours in Year 10)

  • Chinese (only if first studied in Year 8)
  • Commerce
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • French (only if first studied in Year 8)
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Industrial Technology – Multimedia Technologies
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Italian (only if first studied in Year 8)
  • Japanese (only if first studied in Year 8)
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies
  • Spanish (only if first studied in Year 8)
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Design

100 Hour Courses (one studied in Year 9 and one studied in Year 10)

  • Commerce
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology
  • Food Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Independent Research
  • Industrial Technology – Multimedia Technologies
  • Information and Software Technology
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Physical Activity and Sports Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts
  • Visual Design