Equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need for high level functioning in our future local and global communities.
The Futures Centre is an area of the school designed specifically for Year 9 students, which was redeveloped as part of a $1 million grant from the Leading Schools Fund. The focus of this Centre is to equip students with the skills and knowledge they need for high level functioning in our future local and global communities.
The bespoke program is academically challenging with an emphasis on developing students’ critical and creative thinking, ethical understanding, intercultural understanding, and personal and social capabilities. The program has a focus on ‘real world learning’, involving students in authentic, problem-based inquiry, and hands-on work within the community. Students are scheduled extended time for one day a week to focus on inquiry projects related to STEAM, Sustainability, and Civics.
The Year 9 Program at Footscray High School allows all students to choose a range of subjects that suit their individual interests as well as comprehensively covering the key skills and knowledge as set out by the Victorian Curriculum.
Subjects in the Year 9 Program present curriculum drawn from the 8 Learning Areas of the Victorian Curriculum (English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, the Arts, Technology, Health/Physical Education and Languages) as well as incorporating the four Cross Curricula Capabilities of Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical, Intercultural and Personal/Social education.