Year 7

Contemporary Learning Environments

Year 7 program runs from the Barkly Campus in Footscray and also our new Pilgrim Campus in Seddon. 

Both junior campuses provide our students with state-of-the-art learning environments, with several specialist project spaces customised for the STEAM curriculum and project-based learning activities both in and out of the classroom.

Both our junior campuses follow a parallel curriculum and the extracurricular opportunities are synonymous. Throughout the year, there are numerous opportunities for students to interact with their peers across all three of our campuses such as sporting events, art shows, music and theatre performances.

Learning Communities at FHS

As part of the transition process, students become part of a smaller Learning Community that exists within the larger Year 7 cohort.

Each learning community comprises; 
  • A team of teachers and Educational Support staff
  • 4 Homegroups
  • 100 students

Zoning & Campus Allocation

The sole factor in campus allocation is the location of the student’s permanent home address. Students must attend the campus closest to their permanent residential address as per the Department of Education’s Placement Policy. 

The overall Designated Enrolment Zone of Footscray High School has been divided into two distinct enrolment zones by the Department of Education for the Barkly and Pilgrim campuses. 

For more information on the Department of Education’s Placement Policy or to check which campus you are zoned to please visit Find My School

Year 7 Curriculum

Core Themes Learning Areas Periods Per Fortnight Time
Global Views English8 Periods 400 mins
Humanities 6 periods 300 mins
Japanese or Italian 6 periods 300 mins
Living Longer, Healthier and Happier Health Physical Education 6 periods 300 mins
Sport and leadership 2 periods 100 mins
STEAM Community STEAM 12 periods (across a semester) 600 mins
Science 6 periods 300 mins
STEAM DATs 6 periods (1 Semester) 300 mins
Digital Technology 2 periods (1 Semester) 300 mins
The Arts - Art, Music, Drama 6 periods (1 term) 300 mins
Food Technology 6 periods (1 term) 300 mins
Mathematics 9 periods 450 mins