In conjunction with the College’s Pastoral Care programme, the Curriculum in Year 8 is designed to expose students to a number of new learning experiences with a variety of subject specialist teachers. The curriculum aims to enhance student learning experiences and assist them in the development of the required skills and knowledge to allow them to flourish as global citizens in the 21st Century.
The College Operates on a 31 Period a week Timetable, inclusive of a dedicated Pastoral Care Period. For the large part periods are 55 minutes in duration with six periods a day.
Students undertake a number of core subjects throughout the year:

Religious Education (3)
English (4)
Humanities (4)
Mathematics (4)
Science (4)
Health and Physical Education (3)
Pastoral Care Curriculum (1)
A Second Language (Japanese / Indonesian (2)

Students in Year 8 also undertake an additional 6 Periods drawn from the Practical and Creative Course Selections. Students Choose four courses in Year 8 in line with National Curriculum Requirements. Students study 2 courses for 3 periods a week over the duration of a Semester. The Practical and Creative Courses offer a broad selection from the following Learning Areas.

• Performing Arts
• Design Technologies
• Digital Technologies
• Visual Arts

Students seeking to enter the Mater Dei Hawks Football Academy must apply through the appropriate College documentation available from the College.