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Elective subject selection Year 8-9

Welcome to our stage 5 (Year 9 and 10) elective program. This program is designed to give students the opportunity to explore and discover beyond the core curriculum.

Elective choices are stepping stones to further important decisions about what students may want to study in Year 11 and 12 and what they may want to do when they leave school.

This is a time to be adventurous and try new subjects. Your selections will help you discover what interests you, what doesn’t, what you’re good at and what you enjoy.

How many electives will I study in Year 9?

In Year 9 students are required to study three elective courses:

  • Two 200-hour courses
  • One 100-hour course

200-hour elective courses go for two years so students will study them in Year 9 and continue them in Year 10. 

100-hour elective courses are for one year duration only. Students will study one 100-hour elective course in Year 9 and choose a different 100-hour elective course next year to study in Year 10.

Elective course options 

Submitting your preferences

You are required to submit your elective preferences online. You can edit and change your choices as many times as you like from Thursday 10th August up until midnight on Sunday 3rd September 2023.

Step 1: Go to the Callaghan Waratah website homepage.

Step 2: Click on the blue EDVAL Sport and Subject Selection tab under 'student access.'

Step 3: Enter your unique code which was emailed to your DoE email address. If you lose your code or have any problems see Ms Allen ASAP.

Step 4: Select the button that applies to you – “Year 9 2024 Elective Selections.”

Step 5: Make your selection using the drop-down menu. We encourage students, in consultation with their families to choose 4 x 100-hour courses in rank order and 4 x 200 hour courses in rank order.

Step 6: Click submit.

Step 7: Print and keep a copy for your reference.

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