The subjects we teach in Year 7 are developed in accordance with the requirements of the Australian Curriculum and the South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability framework.
The College has a wide range of opportunities for Year 7 students and will provide specialist teachers in Maths, English, and Science. We offer contemporary facilities and resources to support student learning. Students will have the opportunity to experience a diverse and exciting curriculum, offering experiences in areas such as Design and Technology, Music, the Arts, Food Technology, and Physical Education. Technology is incorporated into the curriculum as an important learning tool. The learning needs of individual students will be met through targeted teaching, with a particular focus on Literacy and Numeracy.
Students will be immersed in College life from the outset, and will join an Oratory (Home Class) that will help them ensure a stress free transition from Primary School to the Middle School environment. The Oratory teacher and students in the Oratory will become an integral part of the student’s life, providing support, friendship, and guidance in nurturing environment. Where possible the student will have the same Oratory teacher from the commencement of their secondary schooling until the conclusion in Year 12, ensuring consistency and providing the opportunity to build strong relationships.
Students will be ably supported by a transition program that offers Orientation days, parent information nights, a school camp, and the opportunity to meet their Oratory teacher before the commencement of the school year.
We believe young people are ready for the learning opportunities provided in a secondary setting. At this age, socially and emotionally, young people are ready for more independence and we believe access to specialist staff, curriculum and facilities will promote a greater depth of learning, challenge and growth.
At Xavier College the Pastoral Care of all students is of the highest priority. All students become members of a House and Oratory (Home Class) when they commence and they remain in these groups throughout their time at the College. Families will be introduced to their House Directors and their Oratory teacher before they commence at the College. These structures ensure continuity of relationships and support throughout a young person's education at the College.