Year 7 - St Mary's Anglican Girls' School

Year 7

We encourage our Year 7 students to try new things, make new friends, learn new skills and find their voice in a supportive environment. 

Our Year 7 program combines the excitement, creativity and individualised care associated with a primary school with the specialised facilities, academic rigour and co-curricular opportunities that our Senior School is renowned for. Our girls are given more independence as they begin their Senior School journey while retaining the pastoral care that a central classroom provides. We believe that knowing one teacher especially well helps our Year 7 girls. They also benefit from learning in our purpose-built Year 7 hub, which boasts seven classrooms, an IT laboratory, a science laboratory and a Learning Support classroom.

Year 7 is the perfect time for students to explore everything that St Mary’s has to offer. The following table lists our Year 7 subjects and demonstrates how studies progress throughout Senior School:

YEAR 7 YEAR 8 YEAR 9 YEAR 10 YEARS 11 & 12
Mathematics: Essentials General
Mathematics: Applications ATAR
Mathematics: Methods ATAR
Mathematics: Specialist ATAR
English General
English ATAR
Literature ATAR
Physics ATAR
Chemistry ATAR
Human Biology ATAR
Human Biology General
Environmental Sciences Environmental Sciences Biology ATAR
Marine Science Marine Science Marine and Maritime Studies ATAR
History ATAR
Geography ATAR
Economics ATAR
Future Problem Solving Politics and Law ATAR
Young People & the Law
LANGUAGES Japanese Japanese ATAR
Italian Italian ATAR
French French ATAR
Language and Literacy (French) Multicultural Studies EALD ATAR
Digital Design
Design, Construct, Innovate Mechatronics
Enterprise & Business Technology Accounting & Finance ATAR
Business Management & Enterprise ATAR
Business Management & Enterprise Gen
TECHNOLOGIES Caring for Children Children, Family, Community ATAR
Children, Family, Community General
Tech. Drawing
Textiles Textiles Fashion & Graphic Design Materials Design & Technology (Textiles) ATAR
Fashion & Graphic Design Materials Design & Technology (Textiles) General
Food Technology Food Science Technology ATAR
Food Science Technology General
MEDIA Media Extended Media ATAR
Media General
Certificate II Sport & Recreation
Certificate III Sport & Recreation
Introductory PE Studies PE Studies ATAR
Sports Science
Advanced PE
Fitness for Life
OUTDOOR EDUCATION Year 7 Camp Year 8 Camp Year 9 Camp Outdoor Education Year 11 Camp
Year 10 Camp
Visual Arts General
Certificate III Design Fundamentals
PERFORMING ARTS Music Music Extended Music ATAR
Dance Dance Extended Dance ATAR
Drama X Drama Extended Drama ATAR
CAREERS Workplace Learning
Money & Careers Careers & Enterprise General

Arts and Sport

Our students are also encouraged to pursue their interests and develop their talents by participating in our vibrant arts and sport programs.


Our classroom music courses cover music literature, the history of music, music theory, music perception, music performance and techniques of composition, including melody writing and arranging for ensembles and harmony.

Year 7 students do three music classes per cycle for the duration of the year. Students who have not previously learnt an instrument are encouraged to do so through our Year 7 Beginner Band Program.

Instrument and voice lessons are given privately by specialist music teachers who visit the School each week. Lessons are 40 minutes in duration and are scheduled throughout the school day.


All students in Year 7 participate in Dance and Drama classes via our Arts Alive course, which focuses on exploration, experimentation, key skills development and building self-confidence.


In the Senior School, all students participate in a variety of individual and team sports, including:

Australian Rules FootballFloorballHockeySoftballTouch Rugby
BadmintonFitness circuitsNetballSwimmingVolleyball
BasketballGymnasticsSelf-defenceSwimming rescue certificateWater Polo

Interhouse sporting events are also an important part of school life and all students participate in our Interhouse Swimming and Athletics Carnivals. Fun, enthusiastic participation and team spirit are the hallmarks of these events. Students are also encouraged to compete in our Interhouse diving, cross country and gymnastics events. 

St Mary’s is a member of the Independent Girls Schools Sports Association (IGSSA) interschool sport competition. Students are selected on merit at the start of each season from interhouse carnival results and/or trials.

Encouragement and support

Year 7 is the perfect time for students to explore everything that St Mary’s has to offer. In addition to studying Mathematics, English, Science and Humanities and Social Science with their classroom teacher, our girls also study Creative Arts (Visual Art), Performing Arts (Music, Dance and Drama), Design Technologies, Digital Technologies, Physical Education, Health Education, Religious Studies and a language (French, Italian or Japanese) with specialist teachers.

Learn about our enrolment process

St Mary’s is all about girls discovering their best. We want our students to be engrossed in the exploration of ideas, to be self-motivated and self-directed, to delight in trying something new and to contribute positively to the community.