Richmond High School offers a comprehensive curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum and the Victorian Certificate of Education. A guaranteed and viable curriculum is important to Richmond High School, and particularly to our students. We have high expectations about the content we teach, the way in which we care for and engage students in learning, and the means by which we assess their level of understanding.

The Victorian Curriculum.

The Victorian Curriculum sets out a single, coherent and comprehensive set of content descriptions and associated achievement standards to enable teachers to plan, monitor, assess and report on the learning achievement of every student. The Victorian Curriculum incorporates and reflects much of the Australian Curriculum, but differs in some important respects, most notably the representation of the curriculum as a continuum of learning and the structural design. Richmond High School will provide all students with a planned and structured curriculum based on the Victorian Curriculum to equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to complete their schooling and to make a successful transition from school to work, training or further education.

The school has some unique offerings including:

  • An Enhanced Chinese Language Program.
  • The Projects – an innovative learning focus in year 9 that includes The Entrepreneur Project.
  • A Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program coordinated through the Innovation Program, carefully taking an ‘exploring and making’ approach.
  • A commitment to Bring Your Own Device, blind to platform and based on the use of technology in a natural and seamless way, with Cloud and online programs driving the collaborative nature of students’ work.
  • ‘The Neighbourhood’ where students can continue their learning outside of school.
  • Google classrooms and environment central to this collaboration.
  • The use of Compass Education for our key communication with our community to set up a true two-way dialogue.

Our focus with our students – To Learn, To Evolve, To Grow.

A systematic curriculum planning process has been developed by the school which allows us to make decisions about the range of learning experiences offered to our students. View our full curriculum below.

Year 7 & 8

Learning Areas – Consolidation, Growth and ExtensionTime Allocation
English4 Sessions
The Humanities
History and Geography
4 Sessions
Foreign Languages and Cultural Studies
Multi-language school
Mainstream and Enhanced Chinese Program
Other languages through negotiation

Cultural Studies in Year 8
4 Sessions
Mathematics4 Sessions
Science4 Sessions
Physical, Personal and Social Learning.
Leadership and participation.
Extra-curricular Sport and Clubs.
3 Sessions
The Arts
Music Semester 1 and Visual Arts Semester 2 (4 Sessions)
Drama and Movement Semester 1 - Innovation Semester 2 (3 Sessions)
Instrumental and Ensemble Music
3/4 Sessions

Year 9

The Projects - Project and Experience Based Learning AreasTime Allocation
The Inspiration Project
English and The Humanities
6 Sessions
The Universe Project
Mathematics, Science and Innovation
6 Sessions
The Life Project
Physical, Personal and Social Learning
Life Competency Skills
The world of work.
5 Sessions
The Cultural Project
Mainstream and Enhanced Chinese Program VSL as appropriate
Cultural Programs for children not doing a language
4 Sessions
The Imagination Project
The Arts; Dance, Music, Theatre (One Semester - 3 Sessions)
Visual Arts; Instrumental and Ensemble Music (One Semester - 4 Sessions)
5 Sessions
The Invention Project
Food and Nutrition (One Semester - 2 Sessions)
Visual Communication and Digital Technology (One Semester - 2 Sessions)
Media and Systems (One Semester - 3 Sessions)
4 Sessions
The Entrepreneur Project
Developing entrepreneurial and collaborative working skills as a member of a team.
This will sit above as ‘out of school’ and ‘homework'

Senior Studies and Pathways

Years 10, 11 and 12Time Allocation
Year 10
Core English, Core Mathematics, Core Science
Unit 1 and 2 VCE Units
5 Sessions
Year 11
Unit 1, 2, 3 and 4 Studies to a program and advancement plan.
Volunteering and paid employment commences.
ECP does Unit 3 and 4 Chinese.
Unit 1 and 2 (5 sessions)
Unit 3 and 4 (5 sessions)
5 Sessions
Year 12
Unit 3 and 4, Pathways planning.
5 Sessions
Vocational Studies will be explored
The Centre for Higher Education Studies (CHES) with partnership schools - Melbourne High School, MacRob Girls High School, Melbourne Girls College, and Prahran High School.