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Ormiston College is committed to developing well-rounded students who shine according to their strengths academically, culturally or on the sporting field.

Junior School Curriculum

Our Junior School curriculum is designed to ensure strong academic foundations supported by cultural and sporting programs designed to educate the whole person. Intellectual, physical, social, cultural and moral development are all-important if the child is to achieve his or her full potential as a happy and fulfilled member of society.

In these vitally important and formative years, our private primary school teaching staff promote learning through nurturing curiosity, providing the opportunities to develop decision making and problem solving and encouraging critical and creative thinking. We develop essential knowledge and skills that can be applied across a variety of contexts and environments.

Our College actively encourages artistic expression, providing a truly unique environment that encourages students to respond, participate and appreciate the creative arts in their many varying forms.

Middle and Senior School Curriculum

The curriculum offered to our Middle and Senior students is specifically designed to present a broad, liberal education encouraging meaningful choices that will keep course and career options open. All subjects are QSA subjects, ensuring each student is eligible to receive an OP.

Year 7 and Year 8 concentrate solely on core subjects. Year 9 has seven core subjects with students able to select from eight elective subjects.

In the first semester of Year 10, Foundation Studies provides each student with Year 11 style learning, giving them an awareness of higher standards, more intense assessments, the speed of delivery of new courses, experience in personal study, higher level of research and homework requirements. In the second semester of Year 10, students begin their Senior Studies, giving them the advantage of expanding their learning from four to five semesters.

All students must include a Humanities, Language, Business, or Performing Arts subject in their selection. Students are encouraged to choose subjects that maximise their options post-Year 12.