Princes Hill Secondary College teaches the Victorian Curriculum F–10. The Victorian Curriculum sets out what every student should learn during their first eleven years of schooling. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

In Year 7 and 8, the focus in on consolidating learning from primary school, while exposing students to a wide range of curriculum areas and experiences as they explore their strengths and interests.

Click here for an overview of our Year 7 Program, and here for an overview of the Year 8 Program.

SubjectPeriods Per Week
English5
Maths5
Humanities4
Science3
Language3
Sport, Health and PE (SHAPE)4
Visual Art / Performing Art / Technology Subject 13
Visual Art / Performing Art / Technology Subject 23

Year 7 and 8 Camps

The Year 7 Orientation Camp is an essential experience for incoming students. The goals of the camp are to strengthen connections between students and teachers and to support students in the transition from their various Primary Schools to PHSC. The camp takes place at the Mirimbah campus and is a week long program featuring bush walking, horse riding, swimming, and team building activities

In Year 8, students have the option of attending a Cross Country Ski Camp. Also based at Mirimbah, students travel to Mount Sterling each day and work with qualified ski instructors.

Instrumental Music Program

All students have the option of enrolling the Instrumental Music Program. Prior experience not necessary! This program aims to expose students to the many benefits of participating in a vibrant, energetic and practical music education experience. The PHSC Instrumental Music Program is an ensemble-based program.  Instrumental Music students are members of one or more ensembles and enrol in instrumental lessons to support their involvement in their ensemble(s). Students gain much benefit from participating in shared music making. Students involved in the music program create quality music and make long term friendships.

Assessment and Reporting

Click here for an overview of Assessment and Reporting at PHSC.