Future Development Program for Year 9


In the last week of term, our Year 9 students will participate in two exciting programs over two days. These will take place on the 14 June and 17 June.  The programs are designed to assist the students with preparation for their senior schooling.

Students will be asked to consider “what subjects should I choose to study in senior school that will benefit my post-school plans?” 

I Focus

The I Focus program will target subject selection and ‘futures’ development activities. The program will provide the students with some insight into possible career options they could pursue and guide them through the subjects they should undertake for senior schooling.  Subject Heads of Department will give a brief overview of the knowledge and skills explored in each subject and students will be guided on how to select senior subjects to meet their future goals.

Subject Information Evening

Following this, we will be running a Senior Student Subject Information Evening for Pimpama Year 9 students and their families on Monday 14 June. High School Management, Heads of Department, King’s Trade Training College representatives, King’s Pathways Officer and high school staff will be in attendance to address questions about ATAR, subject selections, course prerequisites and course content for subjects in Years 10, 11 and 12. All Year 9 Students and their families are encouraged to attend. Two sessions will run throughout the evening. More detailed information will be distributed in the coming weeks. 


The Step-Up program is delivered by Unleashing Personal Potential (UPP). The program is aimed at preparing the students for senior schooling.  Step-Up has been designed to help students become their best and to enable them to build a solid foundation for their success.

This process seeks to help students:

  • develop an understanding of growth mindsets
  • use evidence-based practices for setting goals
  • establish and nurture healthy relationships

It is imperative that all students attend both days to get the most value out of the programs. This stage of their compulsory schooling can be a stressful time for some students, and the programs will equip them with some skills and knowledge to manage the challenging, yet rewarding years ahead.

Jennie Lubbe 
Future Pathways Officer and VET Coordinator