Stage 5 Elective Choices

We welcome you to this next stage of your child’s education, as they move from Middle School and enter the world of Senior School. Given current COVID guidelines, we are unable to meet with you in person and present this information to you, however, we are pleased to welcome you virtually for this experience. This week, students in Years 8 and 9 will be sent an initial preferences survey for the subjects that they would like to study through the Stage 5 Elective program in 2021. To assist with this process, below are a number of important documents to help guide this process.

Stage 5 Handbook

The Stage 5 Handbook contains important information about each elective course offered as part of the Stage 5 Elective Program at TAS. Please ensure that you have read this document and are familiar with the expectations of each course and its assessment requirements.

Stage 5 Handbook

Stage 5 Assessment Policy

It is important that students are aware of the policy for assessment in Stage 5. This document will be explored early in 9 and revised with Year 10 so all students so they are familiar with what is required of them.  CLICK HERE to view Stage 5 Policy.

TAS Subject Selection Presentation

Please read through the PDF version of the information concerning Year 8 into 9 at TAS, including subjects offered, timetable structures and how the Stage 5 Elective program and advisor structures work. An opportunity to discuss this further and ask questions will be provided through a series of Zoom sessions.

TAS Presentation

Zoom Sessions with the Director of Studies

As we are currently living in a world where face to face meetings are unable to happen, our Director of Studies will be available in a number of different Zoom sessions to discuss the subject selection process further and answer any parent questions. Numbers in these sessions are limited, so please ensure you book your session by contacting Vickey O’Brien at [email protected]. Please ensure when you are booking these, that you include the email address that you wish to use to access the Zoom session.

Sessions available:

  • Thursday 3 September – 2:30pm – 3:00pm
  • Thursday 3 September – 7:00pm – 7:30pm
  • Thursday 3 September – 7:45pm – 8:15pm
  • Friday 4 September – 10.30am – 11.00am
  • Monday 7 September – 12.00pm – 12.30pm
  • Monday 7 September – 7.45pm – 8.15pm

Instructions for making initial subject selections through Edval

Please see below instructions for making these subject selections through Edval. The subject selection system will be open from Thursday 3 September through to
Friday 11 September.

EDVAL Instructions Year 9 2021

Where to next?

Year 8 and 9 students will receive an email inviting them to submit their initial Stage 5 Elective preferences through EDVAL. The subject selection system will be open from Thursday 3 September to Friday 11 September. Once all of the initial preferences are received, our Head of School and Director of Studies will determine the final elective lines for 2021. Once these are finalised, they will be published on this webpage. We anticipate that these will be finalised by the beginning of Week 10, Term 3, to allow students and families to make their final selections over the holiday break. Students will then submit their elective choices, again through the Edval system, at the beginning of Term 4.


Mr Luke Polson
Director of Studies