Middle Years

At Wangaratta High School our Middle Years includes all students and programs from Years 9 to 10. Students in our Middle Years are provided with a broad range of challenging programs reflective of the diversity of our broader community and are fortunate to be involved in quality, personalised, learning programs and co-curricular opportunities.

Some of these include: an extensive music program, CLC, outdoor education, drama and a variety of sporting and extension activities. Students are able to select from a broad range of courses so as to provide alternative pathways beyond secondary school.

Year 9

In Year 9 students consolidate their core learning as well as choosing electives from the Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education and Languages learning Areas.

All Year 9 students also undertake a student-directed, community-based, independent learning experience Community Leadership Challenge (CLC). This is one full day for one semester.

NAPLAN
NAPLAN testing takes place in Year 9 as an important check to see how well students are learning the essential skills of reading, writing and mathematics – skills that will set them upon the path to success as adults. For more information about NAPLAN please see here.

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Booklists

Wangaratta High School 9 2024 – Booklist

Lilydale Books is our official school textbook provider. They can deliver books at the start of the school year, or any time throughout the year. Their website includes the full ordering process and our most up to date book lists.

Year 10

In Year 10 students consolidate their core learning as well as choosing electives from the Arts, Technologies, Health and Physical Education and Languages learning Areas. Students can elect to undertake a class known as ‘Trade Taster’ through GoTafe Wangaratta to learn about different trade qualifications.

Work experience is also provided to our students through different local businesses.

Information

Booklists

Wangaratta High School 10 2024 – Booklist

Lilydale Books is our official school textbook provider. They can deliver books at the start of the school year, or any time throughout the year. Their website includes the full ordering process and our most up to date book lists.

Community Learning Challenge – Year 9

(CLC)

The Community Leadership Challenge (CLC) Program is an integral part of Wangaratta High School and encourages students to link their learning to real life situations in a local and global community context whilst working with a dedicated team of teachers and mentors.

The CLC program builds on international research about student learning at a Year 9 level that indicates that the CLC program significantly enhances Year 9 independence in learning and maximises student learning potential for the future. Project based learning is considered best practice in teaching and learning; its relevance and links to the real world give students the opportunity to take control of their learning and develop the essential interpersonal and organisational skills that enable them to take their place as valued members of society.

CLC students have a dedicated learning space that provides a welcoming but educative atmosphere for all involved and are provided with a CLC t-shirt for the duration of the program.

The CLC program comprises of a Community Project where students direct themselves in collaboration with the community to complete a project. Projects from previous years have included collaborations with local primary schools, aged care homes and community groups around environmental and wellbeing issues. Students present their projects at an end of year event.

The program also enables students to attain the internationally recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award. The aim of the award is to empower all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance.

Macquarie Literature

(MacqLit)

Wangaratta High School has a trained MacqLit provider to deliver the MacqLit program to all students who need some help with their reading. Our current trained staff are Christine Watson and Lisa Norris.

Our assistant works with small groups for up to an hour a day, four or five times a week, using the carefully structured MacqLit materials. The program teaches students how to read and spell words using appropriate strategies.

MacqLit has been developed by MultiLit, a research-based initiative of Macquarie University. Many decades of research into reading have shown teachers how best to teach reading and MacqLit uses these research-based teaching methods.