425 Belgrave - Gembrook Road, Emerald, VIC 3782

(03) 5968 5388

Emerald Secondary College
Access to Excellence

Junior School

Learning at Emerald Secondary College

Our motto is ‘Access to Excellence’, and we strive for excellence in every aspect of our learning and teaching program. We expect every child to reach their personal best in and out of the classroom. At Emerald we provide a learning program to engage, enrich and prepare students for their future. Students study a combination of core and elective subjects which become increasingly personalised as students move through the school, and we pride ourselves on providing a pathway for every student.

Year 7 & 8 - Adding Breadth

In Years 7 & 8 students study a common core curriculum which provides students with a broad range of learning experiences from all learning areas.

Year 7 Learning Program

HumanitiesFood Technology
Health & Physical EducationDigital Technology

Year 8 Learning Program

HumanatiesFood Technology
Health & Physical EducationWood Technology
JapaneseVisual Communication & Design

Year 9 & 10 – Personal Pathways

In Years 9 & 10 students study a combination of core curriculum and electives to personalise their courses and prepare for their pathway. Refer to the relevant Handbooks for more detailed information about the electives.

Year 9 Learning Program

Year 9 Course Guide


English, Maths, Science, Health & Physical Education, Connect


Performing ArtsVisual ArtsTechnology & DesignAdditional Electives
MusicArtWood TechnologyJapanese
DramaVisual Communication & DesignPatisserie
CeramicsInternational Cookery
Information TechnologyPhotographyFashion DesignHealth & Physical Education
Game Making & CodingMediaCostume DesignOutdoor Education
Information TechnologySTEAM DesignGlass MosaicsAdvance - Duke Of Ed


Connect is a special year long subject for Year 9 students aimed at developing confidence, resilience and engagement with the community.