Year 7

Year 7

Moving from primary to secondary school is a milestone for young people and their families. It’s often a time of mixed emotions. We strive to make the transition as easy and smooth as possible for everyone. We achieve this through strong partnerships with our local primary schools, orientation days and our Young Scholars program.

Students in Year 7 are arranged in Homeroom groups and remain in these groups for their core subjects and for their wellbeing sessions.

The Year 7 timetable consists of the five core subjects: English, Mathematics, Health and Physical Education, Science and Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE). To broaden the students knowledge of speciality subjects, Year 7 students are placed in two rotation subjects each term. This prepares students to choose elective subjects in Year 8.

All our Year 7 learning programs follow the Australian Curriculum (ACARA).

At Taminmin we value and cater for diversity for more information see Inclusive Education


Core Subjects


Students engage in a range of genres, across the study of novels, short stories, animated media and poetry. They examine and respond to a range of written genres, identifying how text is influence by context and purpose. Students plan, write and publish texts concentrating on grammar and spelling. There is a leading learners program for available for this subject


Students’ number skills are expanded through study of perimeter, area, volume and geometry. Students explore types of data and data displays. In Year 7 formal algebra begins with substitution and simple equations. There is a leading learners program for available for this subject

Health & Physical Education

Explore strategies to enhance health, safety, and wellbeing. Participate in movement and physical activities to increase their overall health and wellbeing


Students study chemical separation techniques, classification of biological organisms and the physics of gravity and friction. In Earth Science they learn about natural phenomena caused by the movement of the Earth, Sun and Moon. There is a leading learners program for available for this subject

Studies of Society and Environment

Students develop their inquiry, interpretation, and communication skills. Students learn about the histories of early First Nations Peoples of Australia and an ancient civilization. Student also develop an understanding of liveability, types of business, how resources are allocated, the importance of water, and key features of government. There is a leading learners program for available for this subject


These weekly wellbeing sessions help students improve personal management and social management skills. They develop a sense of belonging in the community

Rotation Subjects


Develop an understanding of animal health, welfare, and maintenance. Engage in hands-on management of the school chickens


Experiment with drawing, painting and printmaking, whilst focusing on understanding the Elements of Art


Explore dance as the art of storytelling through choreography, performance and appreciation

Digital Technologies

Learn basic computer game coding, create interactive web applications, and operate drones


Develop confidence by using character, voice and movement to shape drama using storytelling through performance

Home Economics

Focus on food and nutrition to prepare and cook nutritious dishes based on the Australian Guide to Health Eating


Learn to appreciate other cultures and value diversity. Students learn some Spanish so they can speak to each other in a different language

STEM Makerspace

Introduction to design thinking. Build solutions using 3D printing, laser cutting and woodwork techniques. Develop problem-solving skills