Literacy and numeracy remain our academic focus at Bright P-12 College. Core subject areas of Science and Humanities (Geography and History) remain key to further develop numeracy and literacy, but also as valuable learning opportunities in themselves. The College also values Physical Education & Health as well as Arts, Music and Technology. The College has a compulsory language program offering Japanese and German in Year 7 through to 9, with the option of Indigenous Language from Year 9.
Within these subjects, teaching and learning will incorporate personal, social and interdisciplinary skills.
Presently, Year 7 and Year 8 students at Bright P-12 College study a core program of:
• five periods per week of English and Mathematics
• four periods per week of Science
• four periods per week of Humanities (History/Geography)
• three periods per week of Physical Education/Health and Languages (students can choose to study either German or Japanese)
Over the two years of Year 7 and 8, all students experience Arts/Technology subjects: Art, Music, Visual Communication & Design, Materials, Textiles and Food.
Bright P-12 College aims to provide a balanced curriculum for all students with the opportunity to pursue various pathways. Students’ individual learning needs are met within the classroom through the teacher negotiating appropriate changes to the curriculum and where necessary students work from an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to build skills or extend high achieving students.
Guidelines have been developed to respond to exceptional circumstances where a parent requests a structural change to the student’s learning program. The guiding principles of balance, flexibility, academic rigour, wide consultation and practicality will underpin any decisions relating to modifying a student’s learning program. The individual student’s needs and best interests are balanced against the College’s ability to resource and maintain an appropriate learning environment.