As students strive for independence, they are presented with more control over their courses of study. Through the five semester electives available to them, they are encouraged to explore new horizons and investigate new areas of interest and talent. Involvement in a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities provides opportunities for students to excel in a variety of arenas. Personal development continues through a well organised and structured pastoral program built around the vertical homeroom, the year level group and the House structure.

Year 9 students complete nine core semester units in:

English (two semesters)
Health and Physical Education (one semester)
Life and Faith (one semester)
Mathematics (two semesters)
Science (two semesters)
Social Sciences - History (one semester)

Year 9 students complete five elective units. For their elective choices, students are strongly encouraged to sample and engage in elective subjects selected from the full range of faculty areas. The College actively encourages exploration and curiosity by delaying specialisation as long as possible. Electives are chosen from:

Business
The Arts - Drama
Health and Physical Education
Industrial Technology and Design - Design and Technology and/or Graphics
Languages Education – Japanese or French
The Arts - Music
Social Sciences - Geography
The Arts - Visual Art
Science