Curriculum & Pastoral Care

For administrative and pastoral purposes, Hutchins is divided into four Mini Schools:

  • ELC (Early Learning Centre) is for boys aged from 3 to 8 years: Kindergarten, Prep, Year 1, Year 2
  • Junior School is for boys aged 8 to 12: Year 3 - Year 6
  • Middle School is for boys aged 12 to 14: Year 7 - Year 8
  • Senior School is for boys aged 14 to 18: Year 9 - Year 12

The following details are indicative of the curriculum at Hutchins. Minor changes may occur from time to time.

Kindergarten - Year 6

Compulsory Subjects

  • Art
  • Chinese (Year 6)
  • Design & Technology (Year 6)
  • Drama (Year 6)
  • English
  • French (K - 5)
  • Library / ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious and Values Education (RAVE)
  • Studies of Society and the Environment (SOSE)
  • Science

Year 7

Compulsory Subjects

  • Art
  • Chinese
  • Design & Technology 
  • Drama 
  • English 
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect
  • French 
  • Health
  • Mathematics
  • Music 
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science
  • Step Up 
  • Studies of Society and the Environment (SOSE)

Year 8

Compulsory Subjects

  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages (Chinese or French or English as an Additional Language or Dialect) 
  • Physical Education 
  • Resilience & Coping 
  • Science
  • Would You Believe!

Electives

  • Architectural Housing Design 
  • Beyond Belief 
  • CAD-CAM
  • Ceramics 
  • Challenge Plus 
  • Challenge Up 
  • Computer Graphics & Design
  • Computer Science
  • Design Graphics & Modelling
  • Design in Wood
  • Drama Production
  • Ensemble Music 1
  • Ensemble Music 2
  • Film and Animation
  • Making Drama
  • Music
  • Music Advanced
  • Robotics
  • Science Extension
  • Sculpture
  • Slot Car Design
  • Soar with the Birds
  • 2-Dimensional Art
  • 3-Dimensional Art

Year 9

Challenges

    • Central Australia Challenge
    • Global Challenge
    • Island Challenge
    • Port Davey Challenge


Compulsory Subjects

  • Australian Studies
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • The Project
  • Wellbeing

Electives

  • Athlete Performance
  • Chinese
  • Designer Maker
  • Drama Technique
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect
  • French
  • Game Making
  • Music
  • Personal Investing
  • Power Up
  • Visual Art and Media

Year 10

Compulsory Subjects

  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Science

Electives

  • Alternative Pathways
  • Art Production Foundation
  • Business Studies Foundation
  • Chinese
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and Production (Metal)
  • Design and Production (Wood)
  • Design Graphics
  • Drama
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect
  • French
  • Geography (World and the Environment)
  • Introduction to Sociology and Psychology
  • Marine Studies
  • Mathematics Methods Foundation
  • Media Production Foundation
  • Moving On
  • Outdoor Education
  • Sport Science Foundation
  • STEM10
  • Studies in Music
  • VET II in Engineering
  • VET II in Music

Year 11 & Year 12

Year 11/12 VET Studies

  • Certificate I in Construction
  • Certificate I in Hospitality
  • Certificate II in Engineering
  • Certificate II in Music
  • Certificate II in Transport and Distribution (Maritime Operations)
  • Certificate III in Technical Production
  • VET Cooking

TQA Pre-Tertiary Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Ancient Civilisations
  • Art Production
  • Art Studio Practice
  • Audio Design
  • Australia in Asia and the Pacific
  • Biology
  • Business Studies
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Chinese (Background Speakers)
  • Computer Graphics & Design
  • Computer Science
  • Dance Choreography and Performance
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English as a Second Language
  • English Communications
  • English Literature
  • English Writing
  • Enterprise Production Systems
  • Environmental Science
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Foundation Practical Study (Conservatorium of Music)
  • French
  • General Mathematics
  • Geography
  • German
  • Health Studies
  • Housing and Design
  • Information Systems and Digital Technologies
  • Japanese
  • Korean (Background Speakers)
  • Latin*
  • Legal Studies
  • Mathematics Methods
  • Mathematics Specialised
  • Media Production
  • Modern World History
  • Music
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Physcial Sciences
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish*
  • Sport Science
  • Student Directed Inquiry
  • Studies in Religion
  • Technical Graphics
  • Theatre Performance
  • Vietnamese*

*Students wishing to study these languages need to speak to the Director of Teaching & Learning

Non Pre-Tertiary Subjects

  • Art Production Foundation
  • Arts Performance
  • Athlete Development
  • Audio Design Foundation
  • Business Studies Foundation
  • Chinese
  • Community Service Learning
  • Computer Graphics & Design
  • Computing
  • Dance
  • Design and Production (Metal)
  • Design and Production (Wood)
  • Drama Foundation
  • Drama Technical Production
  • English Applied
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect
  • English Foundation
  • Essential Skills Numeracy
  • French
  • General Mathematics Foundation
  • History and Ideas
  • Introduction to Sociology and Psychology
  • Making Moral Decisions
  • Mathematics Methods Foundation
  • Media Production Foundation
  • Outdoor Education
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol
  • Science of the Physical World
  • Senior First Aid
  • Studies in Music
  • Study Support
  • Technical Graphics Foundation
  • Work Readiness
  • World and the Environment
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