Learning & Personal Development

Students are guided to enhance their independence, empathy, self-reflectiveness and open-mindedness. Our curriculum provides students the opportunity to develop problem solving and decision making skills through an engaging, diverse and interactive program.

Students are encouraged to set achievable goals, and learn to challenge themselves academically, practically and socially. There is a focus on learning skills and strategies to build emotional intelligence to assist with self-regulation and increase independence in readiness for Senior School.

Explore Identity

Engage with new challenges

Academically, socially, emotionally

Expand learning opportunities beyond the classroom

  • English

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Adolescent Health

  • Art

  • Drama/Music

  • The Study of Society & the Environment

  • Library

  • Food Technology

  • Multi Media Literacy

  • Design Technology

  • Living Skills

  • PE

  • Sport

The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award is an exciting component of the Year 10 program. The award is an internationally recognised program for anyone aged between 14 and 24. The aim of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to acquire and develop a range of skills, build confidence and self-esteem, learn determination in facing new challenges, develop and maintain their personal fitness and enhance their ability to work in a team environment.

Mindfulness is an ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, not over react or become overwhelmed by what is going on around us. Students write and reflect on small, achievable goals to develop self-reflection and intrapersonal skills. Students explore their emotional intelligence, identifying stress triggers, and work collaboratively with staff and peers to construct strategies to control their triggers.

The Year 9/10 Science curriculum offers students the opportunity to increase their overall understanding of how and why things work, and teaches them about the world around them. Students utilise the Scientific Method to conduct a series of experiments across different fields of sciences, thus enhancing their ability to think, learn, solve problems and make informed decisions.

Project Based Learning or Challenge Based Learning provides students opportunities to take charge of their own learning, contribute ideas in a team and develop creative thinking skills. Projects will involve hands-on experience, use of technology, research, integration of knowledge and skills from a variety of fields, communication, decision- making, and problem-solving. Students will plan, evaluate, execute and refine their projects utilising a framework and guidance from a team of teachers. Unique strengths within a team are beneficial and students are encouraged to use individual talents for the planning and presentation of their projects.

Cyber Safety focuses on the analysis and impact that cyberbullying, sexting and filmed rights has on adolescents, and discusses methods to keep themselves and others safe online. Year 9 students analyse the impact that online bullying has on individuals and how its effect is far reaching. Year 10 students learn how to be safe, responsible and positive online through a series of curriculum-aligned workshops. Topics include digital identity, fake news, respectful relationships, privacy and digital balance.

The Year 9/10 camp provides our students with an opportunity to consolidate friendships by developing skills around supporting peers and taking more responsibility for inquiry based learning and independence under the care and supervision of Year 9/10 teachers.

Rossbourne School is a well resourced learning environment, situated on a delightful landscaped setting in Hawthorn.

Explore our Living Skills House, Performing Arts Theatrette, Visual Arts Studio, Design Technology Workshop and more.


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