Year 9 IMPACT Program

LEARNING AT KILVINGTON

Year 9 is a critical juncture in a student’s educational journey. It is a time of rapid mental and physical development and desire for independence – a time where they look to parents, teachers and peers to help shape their attitudes, perspectives and character.
 
The Year 9 Curriculum continues to prepare students as they move towards VCE studies, while also enabling them to develop critical skills and values for success beyond their academic pursuits.

The Year 9 Curriculum comprises of: 

  • Core Subjects – all students study English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Physical Education and Sport. 
  • Cultural Studies – students choose one year-long subject from French, Japanese or Global Studies. English as an Additional Language is available to eligible students. 
  • Future Focused Breadth Subjects – students choose four breadth subjects from eight options. These are semester based and students complete two breadth subjects in each semester. 
  • Change My World – students are immersed in the Change My World Program for one full day each week.

How can we equip students to thrive in an interconnected world where they need to understand and appreciate different perspectives and world views, interact respectfully with others, and take responsible action towards sustainability and collective wellbeing? 
— OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030

IMPACT – Aspire.Empower.Thrive

A SNAPSHOT

Kilvington’s Year 9 Impact program is an intense and integrated year-long program that commences at the end of Year 8, concluding at the end of Year 9. It includes:

  • Real-world experiences that include creating a social enterprise (partnering with Monash University), community-based volunteering and international and domestic expedition experiences.
  • The development of new skills through contemporary and progressive electives designed to prepare students for future learning.
  • Multiple ecosystems of learning through partnerships with organisations such as Monash University, WeWork and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
  • 4-stage level of learning and development: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, Societal and Global. Students start by understanding their personal strengths and weaknesses before learning how to trust and connect with their cohort and teachers. They then advance to gaining a broader perspective of the society in which they live.
Our students will graduate from the Impact program with a set of key competencies that will help them navigate senior schoolstudies and life with confidence, purpose and empathy, and with a deep conviction that they have the capacity to impact their world in a profound and meaningful way. 
— Martine Walls Dean of Character and Wellbeing Program Development

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