Year 7

English

In Year 7 students will be completing the Western Australian Curriculum course for English. The English curriculum is built around the three interrelated strands. These strands are Language, Literature and Literacy. For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Mathematics

Students follow the Western Australian Curriculum for Mathematics which contains work from the Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry, and Statistics & Probability strands. For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Science

The three strands of the curriculum, Science Inquiry Skills, Science Understanding and Science as a Human Endeavour are interrelated, and their content is taught in an integrated way. In Year 7, students explore the diversity of life on Earth, develop their understanding of the role of classification, and develop models to represent and analyse the flow of energy and matter through ecosystems. They also consider multiple forces when explaining changes in an object’s motion and explore the notion of renewable and non-renewable resources. In addition, they investigate relationships in the Earth-Sun-Moon system. Students develop an understanding of the scientific method and consider the role of science in decision making processes. For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS)

The Humanities and Social Sciences enable students to develop their critical thinking and skill application ready for life after school. We focus on skills such as questioning, research, analysis, evaluation, communication, and reflection through investigation of events, developments, issues, and phenomena in both historical and contemporary contexts. The four subject areas covered in HASS are Geography, Economics, History and Politics and Law. For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Music – Specialist Program

Year 7 Music units are designed to develop skills in the reading, writing, listening and performance of Music, which will greatly complement the learning of any musical instrument.

This specialist course is compulsory for students already receiving tuition on a musical instrument through the Instrumental Music School Services (IMSS) Program. Students who are receiving IMSS lessons in Primary school will be automatically enrolled in Year 7 Class Music for Semester 1 and 2. Students studying an instrument privately are also recommended to select these units and are encouraged to be involved in an ensemble.
For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook or contact the Music Department.

Engagement

The Engagement Program has been set up to inspire young minds to shine by empowering students to develop their strengths and build resilience. The program is split into three distinct areas, Literacy, Numeracy and Educational Support. Identified students have an individually structured program, developed to meet their individual needs. Please contact Charlotte Edwards for more information (charlotte.edwards@education.wa.edu.au).

More information Yr 7 Engagement

Languages

A language is compulsory for students in Year 7 and 8. At Eastern Hills SHS we deliver French, Italian, and Japanese for the full year. Learning a language helps to improve communication, employability, and English language skills. Studying a foreign language opens your mind to other cultures and world views.
For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Physical Education

Students will perform movement skills and sequences in selected sporting context with improving accuracy and efficiency. They will implement simple tactics to achieve the intended outcome in competitive contexts as well as, demonstrate ethical behaviours. Students will communicate to assist team cohesion and the achievement of an intended outcome. Students will participate a range of sports such as basketball, cricket, hockey, netball, athletics, soccer, t-ball, and touch rugby. For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Health Education

Students are provided with the opportunity to identify strategies to promote their own and other’s health, safety, and wellbeing in different situations and across different environments. Students will identify the health and social benefits of physical activity and associate the importance of physical activity as a preventative health strategy. The importance of positive relationships on health and wellbeing will be explored including appropriate protocols in face to face and online interactions. For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Eastern Hills Sports Academy

The Eastern Hills Sports Academy is a program which engages students in high-quality sporting environments to improve sporting performance and develop teamwork, leadership, and interpersonal skills. The Sports Academy encourages students to actively engage with their local community through sport while promoting lifelong participation and learning. Students entering Year 7 have the option to choose the Boys Football program (Year Long Course) or choose a term long introductory course (Netball, Football Girls, Basketball or Fitness). For more information, please contact the Physical Education and Health Department.

Arts

Year 7 consists of taster Arts courses in the areas of Media (Media YouTube and Media Film and TV), Visual Arts (Printmaking and Computer Graphics) and Performing Arts (Drama). For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Technologies

Design and Technology

Taster subjects in Design and Technology include Woodwork, Metalwork, Technical Drawing and Model Making. For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Home Economics

Tasting Plate and Sew Cool.

Tasting Plate is a term long taster program where students will engage in understanding the basic nutritional value of food, food preparation techniques and presentation skills. Students will prepare a range of prescribed dishes to develop skills that will be built upon in coming years.

Sew Cool is a term long taster program where students will learn the basics of sewing using a sewing machine. They will use the Technology Process to create a project over the 10-week program. These skills will become the basis of future materials and design courses in the following years. For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.

Digital Technologies

Digital Technologies is compulsory for all students in Years 7 and 8. It is a term long unit that focuses on developing understanding and skills in computational thinking such as decomposing problems and prototyping. For more information, please see the Year 7 Course Handbook.