Year 9

Welcome to Year 9 at Armidale High School.

There are currently 121 students enrolled in Year 9. The group is divided into 5 core classes for English, Mathematics, Science, History/Geography and PDHPE. The school offers 3 elective lines for students to choose from. Follow the link to the Year 9 Information Booklet to see the wide range of subjects available.

The Year 9 excursion is organised for term 4 where students will travel to Hat Head for a surfing and beach adventure.

At Armidale High School we provide ongoing support for all of our students from Year 7 through to Year 12. Each year group has a Year Adviser who follows the cohort through from transition to HSC.

The Year 9 Adviser is Ms Kim Kelly

Year 9 is the first year that students study elective subjects. Students also have a range of extra-curricular activities that they can choose to be involved in.

Getting involved

There are great opportunities for students to participate in extra-curricular activities. These include competitions, exhibitions, sport, performances and special events. Student leadership programs provide many activities that broaden your child's experience at school.

National test

All Year 9 students sit for the National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) test in May. There are five tests covering numeracy, reading, writing, spelling, punctuation and grammar. One of the numeracy tests requires the use of a calculator.

The results of the NAPLAN test help teachers meet the individual literacy and numeracy needs of students. You will receive a report of your child's achievement in the NAPLAN test. See NAPLAN- literacy and numeracy (also in community languages).

Careers advice

Our school careers adviser can help students make educational choices, define a career direction and prepare for future study and training, based on aptitude and aspirations. There are many different study options available so it is important to make an early start and seek advice.

The careers advisory services website also offers help in clarifying course choices, employment opportunities, career pathways or training options. See career development for students (also in community languages)