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This unique program consolidates learning from Years 7 – 8 to provide a strong preparation for the independence and responsibility of Years 10 – 12.

Year 9 City Experience Eltham College Support

Supporting independent thinkers

The City Experience challenges and encourages students to engage fully in learning and thinking. The location plays a key part in their education, with students developing thinking tools to understand the complexity of Melbourne as a city, and the social and emotional tools to participate constructively in their community.

Using the city as their classroom, students undertake excursions to places and spaces relevant to their studies. Year 9 students spend Monday to Wednesday and Friday at the City Campus, and Thursday at the Research campus.

Remaining connected to the Research Campus is important for the students in the city and both House Music and House Athletics have enabled the students to stay in touch with their friends and teachers in other year levels across the school.

Year 9 Curriculum

Students will undertake dedicated classes in the following core learning areas: 

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Science 

As part of the integrated City Experience program and the Research program, students may also explore the following learning areas: 

  • LOTE, Learning Support or English Support 
  • Food Technology 
  • Music 
  • Chemistry 
  • Sport 
  • Health and Physical Education

Outdoor Education 

The Year 9 Outdoor Education involves a six-day trip to Wilsons Promontory National Park. The focus of the program is living together in a community. Teamwork, leadership and independence are promoted and encouraged, as well as having the opportunity to visit this remote, beautiful location in Victoria’s South. The program takes place in Term 4. 

In the heart of the city

The City Campus is located at Level 2, 398 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.