Year 7

Contemporary Learning Environments

In 2021 the Year 7 program will run from the Barkly Campus in Footscray and also our new Pilgrim Campus in Seddon. 

Both campuses will provide our Year 7 students with contemporary learning environments with all classrooms serviced by high-speed wireless internet and interactive projectors, and fitted with flexible furniture to create a contemporary learning environment. Both campuses also have several specialist project spaces customised for the STEAM curriculum and project-based learning activities.

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

These Learning Communities allow staff to identify and support the individual learning and wellbeing needs of students and helps students to make great friends and strong networks.

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

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.

Footscray High School - Barkly Campus Exterior

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 https://www.findmyschool.vic.gov.au

Year 7 Curriculum

Core Themes Learning Areas Periods Per Fortnight Time
Global Views English 10 Periods 500 mins
Humanities 7 periods 350 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 2 periods 100 mins
Science 6 periods 300 mins
STEAM DATs 6 periods (1 Semester) 300 mins
Digital Technology 6 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