We provide challenging curriculum programs in all curriculum areas and have high expectations that students will strive always to achieve their personal best.  Choice of subjects is gradually introduced as students progress through the school and once they have experienced all subject possibilities.

Year 7 and 8

The curriculum is predominantly “core” and students have the opportunity to choose one “extension” program each term. 


Full Year study- students study all subjects Half year study-students undertake 3 per semester Extensions - students elect one per term.
NB. Examples only listed below
English or ESL Music Information Technology
Mathematics Drama Problem Solving
S.O.S.E Art Creative Writing
Health and Physical Education Visual Communication Forensic Science
Science Food Technology Various Sports
  Wood Technology Movie Critics
    Athlete Development Program (for Sport Specialist students only)

Click to view the Junior Curriculum Handbook

Year 9 and 10


Full year study - students study all subjects Semester length electives (students select two each semester
English or ESL Information Technology
Mathematics Art
S.O.S.E Visual Communication
Health and Physical Education Food Technology
Science Wood Technology
  Athlete Development Program (for Sport Specialist Students only)

Year 11 and Year 12

The College currently offers 18 V.C.E. subjects and two V.E.T. programs.  The subjects we conduct each year are based upon student choices and the availability of qualified teachers. We plan courses to ensure that students can gain entry to their tertiary and career choices.

Click for 2018 Year 10 to 12 Handbook

Other Programs

Sustained silent reading

Reading ability is a major factor in academic success.  To promote and improve reading, all students from years 7 to 12 and all staff undertake 20 minutes of silent reading every day.

Managing Personal Learning (MPL)

All students at Maribyrnong College participate in the Managing Personal Learning (MPL) program. Through this program we aim to ensure that all students develop personal skills such as organisation, planning, goal setting and time management skills. All students will cover these topics and will cover the following year level specific themes.

  • Year 7  - Getting Organised- settling in, using your planner, achieving your best.
  • Year 8 – Extending Yourself as a Learner – homework and study, motivation, effective learning.
  • Year 9 –The Independent Learner – motivation, preparing for the City Centre program, community involvement
  • Year 10 – Futures – focus on preparation for work experience, VCE preparation
  • Year 11 – Raising the Bar – prepare for starting VCE, VCE requirements, prepare for part time/ full time work, study skills
  • Year 12 – Getting the most out of yourself – planning the year, applying for tertiary/ employment, study skills


In order to enhance organisational skills, student planners are provided to all students. Planners are also used as a means of communication between teachers and parents.  Students are expected to record all homework in their planners.

Homework is given to ensure that students practice new skills and revise their work.  It is an important aspect of the learning process.  Students should have access to a quiet space  in which to complete homework.

The College library is open after school every afternoon and students are able to go there to complete homework using the library resources.  From Monday to Thursday, teachers are rostered on to be available to assist students who need help with their homework.

Please click to view our Homework Policy.