Catalyst - Junior Secondary Curriculum

Guildford Grammar School’s unique Catalyst Program aims to meet the specific needs of students in Years 7 to 9, providing a smooth and engaging transition to secondary schooling. The Program offers a rich curriculum of extraordinary opportunities for every child to discover their individual strengths, passions and interests with a sense of achievement. Catalyst is designed to ignite a love for learning that will stay with students well beyond their time at the School.

The first years of secondary school mark a significant time in a child’s development. It is a time when adolescents will discover their likes and interests, and determine what they are good at. They are still learning who they are, testing the water in life and in school.

On entering Senior School, students expect to be challenged and have greater ownership over their learning. Catalyst offers flexibility, rigour and choice to ensure that students at every ability can explore new areas of interest in a safe environment. This experience gives students the confidence they need to pursue their own brand of personal excellence, giving them the skills to become successful and confident learners.

In addition to learning core literacy and numeracy competencies, students have many opportunities to explore areas of interest through a wide range of specialised Discovery courses.

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How Catalyst Works
The Benefits
A Love of Learning for Life
Personal Learning Program
STRIVE - Our Academic Talent Program
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