In year 9 our focus is on improving student outcomes by providing a stimulating and supportive learning environment. We provide our students with valuable life-long learning experiences through engaging curriculum and a range of exciting extra-curricular activities like the Year 9 City Experience program. We also work collaboratively with the wellbeing team who offer a range of targeted program, such as the Y Girls program, that assist students in building resilience and positive relationships.

Year 9 is an important time for students, as this is the point in which many students will decide the path which they wish to take in the near future. Towards the end of the year students will have the opportunity to put their hand up to take a VCE subject in year 10. A process will be put in place to assist them with this decision and make sure that students are picking the subjects that will help them on their way to fulfilling their goals. More details regarding this process will become available as the year progresses.

Curriculum Structure

Students undertake a number of subjects each semester designed to provide them with a range of learning opportunities. This allows students to draw on their passions and decide what subjects they would like to purse in the year 10 and their senior years of schooling.

Students will study the following core subjects throughout the course of this year. Students will have the choice of what electives they will take for both semesters 1 and 2. There may be changes to this structure before next year. Any changes will be communicated to parents/guardians.

Core Subjects

  • English
  • Health
  • Humanities
  • LOTE
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science

Elective Subjects

  • Ceramics
  • Drama
  • Food Technology
  • Music
  • Media Studies
  • System electronics
  • Textiles
  • Visual Communications
  • Woodwork

Year 9 Student Voice

The year 9 team values the student voice program, which is a key strategy in the promotion of student leadership and engagement within Cranbourne East Secondary College. It also plays a key role in improving and strengthening community links between students, parents and the wider CESC community.

We are proud to have Chloe Jones and Tyson Magila represent the year 9 cohort in 2016. They will be working collaboratively with the class captains and the Year Level Leaders to provide students with the opportunity to voice their opinion, discuss any concerns that individuals or classes may have and build a positive school environment.


Acknowledging the achievements and positive work ethic of our year 9 students is of great importance. The year 9 team has developed a number of ways in which student achievements are acknowledge. Some of the awards include:

  • Academic excellence award
  • Academic endeavour award
  • Correct Uniform
  • 100% Attendance

During term 3 we will be looking at refining this process and would like parent/guardian involvement in improving the way in which we recognise the achievements of all of the students within year 9. An email will be sent out next term with details regarding this.


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