Building the roots to success

The academic programme at Timbertop is the bedrock upon which challenge, success and resilience is built. Whilst the isolation of our community, life in Units and the outdoor programme stand out in the minds of anyone who has heard of Timbertop, the academic programme is where our students put their perseverance, creativity and courage to the test each day. Alongside the multifaceted physical and pastoral programmes, for four and a half days a week, students are involved in a full Year 9 academic programme led by dedicated and enthusiastic staff who are focused on instilling a love of learning, curiosity and confidence in every student.

Timbertop Curriculum

Our programme allows students to engage in fundamental learning experiences in their core subjects and broaden their learning through the elective stream. The programme is designed to equip Year 9 students for the demands of Senior School upon their return to Corio Campus.

The academic curriculum consists of the core subject areas of English, Mathematics, Science, History (Australian Curriculum), Outdoor Education Studies and Positive Education.

Alongside these core disciplines, students choose five electives (semester units) from French, Japanese, Chinese, Music, Geography, History, Visual Arts, Health and Physical Education, and Agriculture and Land Management. Some may be studied across both semesters.

Timbertop Curriculum Guide