Secondary Oakhurst

Academic rigor and success

We welcome our Primary students into an encouraging environment with a rigorous curriculum where they can grow and succeed academically.

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Our Core Stages
and extra opportunities

Students are graded for some classes in Secondary. Typically there are four classes per subject and one will be an academically selective class which caters for students who require more extension work. Inclusion in the selective class is reviewed every semester (Terms 1 & 2, Terms 3 & 4).

Stage 4 - Years 7 & 8

Core subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • PD/Health/PE

Other Subjects:

  • Drama (Year 7)
  • Computing Studies (Year 7)
  • Languages (Indonesian in Year 8)
  • Music (Keyboard in Year 7, Guitar in Year 8)
  • Technology - Textiles, Food, Design, Industrial (Timber and Metal), Computer Studies 
  • Visual Arts

Biblical Studies is taught as a separate program one period a week and is designed to complement the learning in mainstream classrooms. All students are expected to participate in Biblical Studies.

In Year 8, students choose two "elective" studies for Stage 5.

Stage 5 - Years 9 & 10

As well as the core subjects noted above, students can choose two elective subjects to study in Years 9 & 10. Currently these choices include:

  • Commerce
  • Design and Technology
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial Technology (Timber)
  • iSTEM
  • Music
  • PASS (Physical Activity and Sports Studies)
  • Textiles Technology
  • Visual Arts

Options may vary from year to year reflecting student demand.

Stage 6 - Years 11 & 12

Our School provides an excellent opportunity for HSC students to succeed academically. ATARs of 99.95 and 98.45 have been and can be achieved. Indeed our students regularly feature on the All Rounders List and the Distinguished Achievers List.

Subjects typically offered include:

  • Ancient History
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design & Technology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • Engineering Studies
  • English (Advanced)
  • English (Standard)
  • English Extension 1 and 2
  • History Extension 1 and 2
  • Hospitality
  • Industrial Timber Technology
  • Languages (via NSW School of Languages)
  • Legal Studies
  • Modern History
  • Mathematics (Advanced)
  • Mathematics (Standard)
  • Mathematics Extension 1 and 2
  • Music
  • PDHPE
  • Physics
  • Software Design & Development
  • Society & Culture
  • Visual Arts

Options may vary from year to year reflecting student demand.

The teachers were very passionate about their subjects which I found very encouraging, they went above and beyond to help us. Mr Josiah Seto (ATAR 98.45)

Year 12 students are assigned a teacher as a mentor for their final year. Our Year 11 & 12 classes are led by well qualified teachers, many of whom are highly experienced HSC markers.

Study@TheHub

To assist students in their academic endeavours, every afternoon after School, students can study in The Hub under the supervision of a Learning Support Teacher until 4:30pm. Students can also be involved in a Study Club at lunchtime on Monday, Thursday and Friday.

VET Opportunities

RJ has a fully equipped commercial kitchen and offers VET Hospitality. We also teach Business Services. Other Vocational, Education and Training (VET) courses can be undertaken through TAFE Colleges (e.g. Construction, Plumbing, Information Technology, Fashion Design) but additional costs are involved.

Languages

Languages (such as Indonesian, Spanish, French and Italian) are usually studied through tutors from the NSW School of Languages and supervised by RJ staff. 

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