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Curriculum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Curriculum throughout the school is academic in nature, opening the way for students to all tertiary institutions and other career paths. Subject matter and skill development in Years 5-10 is based on the Australian Curriculum  - http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/

Years 5 and 6

In the Primary School, Years 5 and 6 remain with the classroom teacher for English, Mathematics and Humanities. For the remainder of their studies - Science, Music, Language Studies other than English (Indonesian), Art and Health/Physical Education- students have specialist teachers and, where appropriate, move to specialist areas.


Years 7 and 8

Years 7 and 8 students undertake a core curriculum of the following subjects:  English, Mathematics, Indonesian, Humanities, Science, Health & Physical Education, Music, Art, and Sport. Information and Communication Technologies are integrated across the curriculum. In some instances, and where students meet school criteria, language studies other than Indonesian can be undertaken through the Victorian School of Languages. This is via Distance Education and entry is based on an application process.

Year 9

Year 9 is viewed as a critical year as it serves as a transition between the middle years and senior years of schooling. The core curriculum is comprised of: English, Mathematics, Humanities, Science, Personal Development and Health & Physical Education. LOTE (Indonesian Language) is a recommended subject. Elective subjects include International Issues, Research in Science, Outdoor Education, Information Technology, Art, Music and Visual Communication. A copy of the subject handbook can be found in the ‘Parents’ tab of this website for subject explanations and a programme overview.

All day immersion activities are strategically placed throughout the year to provide students with ‘hands on’ learning applications. The two week Metropolitan campus experience is an important event in the Year 9 calendar as it provides the opportunity for independent learning and responsibility.

Year 10
Teaching and assessment at Year 10 are directed at preparing students for the Victorian Certificate of Education. Students are able to study some VCE level 1 and 2 units during Year 10. Students study a core curriculum of English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Physical Education, Sport and VCE Industry and Enterprise. In addition, students choose two further studies from a selection of electives which include:  Information Technology, Music, Art, Graphic & Visual Communication, Oral English, Physical Education, Research in Science, Managing My Money, Psychology, Sport, Recreation & Nutrition, International Studies, Outdoor Education and Indonesian. Students may select to undertake a VCE unit of Environmental Science, Outdoor Education or Indonesian as one of their electives. All students take part in an Outdoor Education camp and Work Experience.

A detailed subject information handbook can be accessed via the ‘Parent’ tab of this website.

Years 11 and 12
Years 11 and 12 undertake the Victorian Certificate of Education. Students in Year 11 may also accelerate their learning by undertaking a Unit 3-4 subject in addition to their Unit 1-2 subjects.  Currently the school offers VCE units in English, Art, Accounting, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, Environmental Science, Geography, History, Health & Human Development, Industry and Enterprise, Indonesian (and some other languages in conjunction with the Victorian School of Languages), Information Technology, Legal Studies, Literature, General Further Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Music Performance, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Physics, Psychology, Studio Arts, Visual Communication. University Extension Studies in History is also offered and delivered by a qualified teacher at the school. Other University Extension subjects can only be undertaken through a Distance Education mode of delivery with either Monash or Melbourne University.

A detailed subject information handbook can be accessed via the ‘Parent’ tab of this website.

Instrumental Music, Voice and Speech Studies

These studies are taken by withdrawal during class-time on a rotating basis and in addition to the curriculum.

Literacy and Numeracy Assistance

Where necessary, students are provided with extra support for the development of their literacy and numeracy skills.

On Demand Testing – Fact Sheet

 

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