PROGRAM OF STUDIES – Year 8_ 2009 - Port Macquarie High School by pengxiang



   Year 8 - 2009


 Subject Descriptions
                                 Port Macquarie High School

          PROGRAM OF STUDIES – Year 8, 2009
1. A message from the Principal
2. Curriculum stages of schooling
3. Curriculum pattern for Stage 4
4. School Certificate requirements
5. Voluntary contributions for 2009
6. Bell Times 2009
7. Outline of Compulsory subjects that are studied:
                    English
                    Mathematics
                    Science
                    History
                    Geography
                    Music
                    Visual Art
                    Personal Development, Health & PE
                    Technology – Home Economics and Industrial Arts
                    Languages
8. Interest Elective Choices: (from):
                    Manga World (LOTE)
                    Life of a Samurai (LOTE)
                    English Individual Projects (English)
                    Tales of Mystery and Suspense (English)
                    Filming the News (English)
                    Ceramics (CAPA)
                    In a Band (CAPA)
                    Animation (CAPA)
                    Creative Acting (CAPA)
                    Beach Watch (HSIE)
                    First Aid (HSIE)
                    Surfing and Body Boarding (PDHPE)
                    Contact Sports (League and Union) (PDHPE)
                    Wooden Toy Making (TAS – IA)
                    Decorative Metalwork (TAS – IA)
                    A Baker‟s Delight (TAS – HE)
                    International Cookery (TAS – HE)
                    Creative Crafts (TAS – HE)
                    Web Page Construction (Maths)
                    Designing a Children‟s Book (Maths)
                    Care of Small Farm Animals (Science)
                    Forensic Science (Science)
                    Hollywood (History)
                    History Model Making (History)
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            1. A Message from the Principal

Thank you for making the decision to join our family, that is the Hastings Valley
Community of Schools. I hope that we have been able to develop your child since
they joined us in kindergarten, and that we continue with the excellent work already
done by our primary schools. If you are enrolling your child from another school in
the district, another part of the state, country or world, we welcome you and thank you
for making the right decision, that is, to enrol your child in a public school. I trust that
your stay with us will be a rewarding experience and one that will lay the foundations
for your future academically, culturally, socially and in terms of sporting

Each and every one of us is a unique individual with talents and skills. It is the role of
our school to foster and develop those skills and talents. Each student is a valued
young person and this school aims to develop all students to become responsible and
active participants in the local community.

You will find that the school‟s aims of caring (about others), learning (together) and
striving (for excellence) are strongly pursued. In return we ask of all of our students
to try to do their best in everything they do whether it be in the classroom, on stage or
in the area of music, art or on the sporting field.

Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8) completes many of the mandatory requirements for the award
of a School Certificate in such subjects as Music, Language, Art and Design &
Technology. In 2009 an interest elective subject will be offered for Year 8. In Term
3 of Year 8, students will elect two additional courses for study in Years 9 and 10.
For this reason, the importance of an individual‟s ongoing application to their studies
cannot be overlooked.

At times young people need advice and support. This school has a reputation for the
support it can offer whether it be from the Year Advisor, School Counsellor, members
of the welfare team or Careers Advisor.

I wish each student the best in their endeavours.

Mark Longstaff

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          2. Curriculum stages of schooling

The N.S.W. Department of School Education has reorganised the K – 12 schooling
into “stages”. These are outlined below.

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               3. Curriculum patterns for Stage 4

Key Learning Areas                                      Number of periods in a two weekly

                                                                  Year 7      Year 8

English                                                             8            8

Mathematics                                                         8            7
                                                                    8            7
Human Society and its Environment
   History                                                         3            4
   Geography                                                       3            4
Languages                                                           6            2
One Language Other than English*
Creative and Performing Arts                                        3            3
    Music                                                          3            3
    Art
Technology and Applied Studies                                      6            6
    Industrial Arts
    Home Economics
Personal Development, Health,                                       6            6
Physical Education
*Interest Elective                                                  -            4
Sport                                                               2            2
TOTAL                                                               56          56

        *Chosen from options

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                          4. School Certificate Requirements

The School Certificate at the end           Board curriculum requirements           What documents do you get?
of Year 10 marks a significant              for the School Certificate.
stage of your school life.                  To receive the School Certificate       When you are awarded the School
                                            you are required to study in the        Certificate, you receive a number of
Important changes to the testing            following Key Learning Areas each       documents including a School
and reporting of the School                 year in Years 7-10:                     Certificate and School Certificate
Certificate have been                                                               Record of achievement.
implemented that will provide                       English
you with more detailed and                                                          The School Certificate shows your
meaningful information on your                      Mathematics                    name and your school‟s name and
individual achievements.                                                            states that you have met the
                                                    Science                        requirements for the award of the
The new statewide tests will be                                                     School Certificate.
held in November and you will                       Human Society and Its
now receive the actual marks you                     Environment                    The School Certificate Record of
score in the tests. These changes                                                   Achievement shows the results you
will help you focus on your school                  Personal Development,          have achieved in the external tests.
work throughout Year 10, and                         Health and Physical            It is also a cumulative record of all
ensure the School Certificate is a                   Education.                     the courses you have completed
more relevant and accurate                                                          during Years 9 and 10, with their
reflection of your achievements             At some time during Years 7-10,         awarded grades. These grades are
and capabilities.                           you are also required to study in the   based on your full range of
                                            Key Learning Areas of:                  achievements in each course so they
Who is eligible for a School                     Technological and Applied         provide a detailed report of your
Certificate?                                         Studies                        overall performance.
The School Certificate is awarded
by the Board of Studies NSW to                      Creative Arts                  You will also receive a Year 10
eligible students at the end of Year                                                Yearly report from the school.
10. To be eligible for a School                     Languages Other Than
Certificate, you must:                               English                        How will your School Certificate
      complete Year 10;                                                            results be reported?
                                            The School Certificate tests
        attend a government                                                        The grades and results that appear
         school, an accredited non-         Each year all students in Year 10       on your School Certificate Record
         government school or a             will sit for statewide tests in         of Achievement give you, your
         school outside NSW                 November.                               parents and future employers a
         recognised by the Board;                                                   comprehensive picture of your
                                            The tests will assess individual        school achievements.
        satisfactorily complete a          achievement in the foundation
         Board-approved program             knowledge and skill needed to           In all subjects studied including
         of study;                          successfully undertake subjects in      English, Mathematics, Science,
                                            Year 11 and 12 and to participate       Australian History, Geography,
        undertake the School               effectively in the wider community.     Civics and Citizenship and Science,
         Certificate tests in               You will receive your own test          you will be awarded a grade based
         November in English-               results for the statewide School        on a set of Course Performance
         literacy, Mathematics,             Certificate tests.                      Descriptors developed by the Board
         Science and Australian                                                     of Studies.
         History, Geography,
         Civics and Citizenship test.
         From 2006, there will also
         be a test in Information
         and Communication

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          5. Voluntary School Contributions &
The school endeavours to provide the best education for its students. However,
Government grants provided to assist with text books, equipment, maintenance and
Special Education fall short of the school‟s needs.

Many items have to be purchased from funds raised by the school and P&C including
library books, magazine subscriptions, duplicating paper, first aid needs, gardening
and grounds equipment, office supplies, general maintenance items, sporting
equipment and computers. Voluntary contributions charged by the school contribute
towards the provision of these essential services and equipment for your children.

Voluntary Contributions: which includes membership of the P&C Association are –

  2009     All Years         $25 per term for the first student in the family
                             $20 per term for the second and each subsequent child
                              presently attending this high school

Should any family feel that they are unable to pay this contribution per term,
alternatively this can be paid in instalments fortnightly or monthly.

Elective Course Fees
Some subjects carry specific fees to cover the cost of materials purchased on behalf of
the students and used directly by them. Hence, should it be felt that these fees cannot
be met, then an alternative subject should be chosen. These fees are listed in the
various “Program of Studies” booklets produced for each year.

All contributions and fees are payable at the school office where cash register receipts
will be issued. These need to be shown to course teachers to verify payment so that
tuition may be continued.

Eftpos facilities are available through the school office.
Credit card payments from Mastercard, Visa or Bankcard are available through the
school office and can also be paid over the phone by calling 6583 1844.

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                               6. Bell Times 2009

         Monday                            Tuesday                      Wednesday
  Roll Call  9.00-9.20              Roll Call    9.00-9.20        Roll Call    9.00-9.10
                                                                  School +     9.10-9.25
  Period 1       9.20-10.10         Period 1        9.20-10.10    Period 1    9.25-10.09
  Period 2       10.10-11.00        Period 2        10.10-11.00   Period 2   10.09-10.53
   Recess        11.00-11.24         Recess         11.00-11.24    Recess     10.53-11.17
  Period 3       11.24-12.14        Period 3        11.24-12.14   Period 3    11.17-12.01
  Period 4        12.14-1.04        Period 4         12.14-1.04   Period 4   12.01-12.45
   Lunch          1.04-1.50          Lunch           1.04-1.50     Lunch       12.45-1.15
  Period 5        1.50-2.40         Period 5         1.50-2.40      Sport       1.15-3.15
  Period 6        2.40-3.30         Meetings         2.40-3.30

        Thursday                        Friday
  Roll Call   9.00-9.20          Roll Call   9.00-9.20

  Period 1      9.20-10.10       Period 1      9.20-10.10
  Period 2         10.10-        Period 2         10.10-
                   11.00                          11.00
   Recess          11.00-         Recess          11.00-
                   11.24                          11.24
  Period 3         11.24-        Period 3         11.24-
                   12.14                          12.14
  Period 4      12.14-1.04       Period 4      12.14-1.04
   Lunch         1.04-1.50        Lunch         1.04-1.50
  Period 5      1.50-2.40        Period 5      1.50-2.40
  Period 6      2.40-3.30        Period 6      2.40-3.30

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             7. Outline of Compulsory subjects
                   Studied in Stage 4

Students are provided with opportunities to develop their personal competence in oral
and written language in a wide range of contexts such as personal expression,
literature, the mass media and everyday expression.

Because classes have a mixture of students, teachers encourage them to read and view
materials appropriate to their interests and abilities. Assessment is always in terms of
the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening.

Elective opportunities are available within English for students to pursue areas of
interest, including creative writing, film and video.

Some of the themes used to encourage
interest and activity are: Alone; Heroes and Villains;
The Pop Group An Imaginary Island; Horrors; Fights and Conflicts;
Accidents and Survival.

Mathematics in Years 7 and 8 is a single course leading to Stages 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3
courses in Years 9 and 10. It is presented in six strands:

Working        Space and             Measurement        Data and     Number     Patterns
Mathematically Geometry                                 Statistics              and

Students are banded in Year 7 and then graded on mathematical ability in year 8 and
placed in the appropriate class. Each class covers the same course. However, the
depth of treatment and level of difficulty of the various topics are adjusted to suit the
ability level of each class. All students require a set of geometrical instruments (pair
of compasses, protractor, rule, set square) and a Scientific Calculator.

                                           Calculators are available from the school
                                           canteen at a very competitive price and are
                                           appropriate for use right through to Year 12 and
                                           beyond. With proper care such calculators have
                                           an indefinite life span.

                                           Students are required to have a scientific
                                           calculator with them at all times.

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Science and technology affect everyone‟s lives from turning on the T.V; flying in an
aeroplane; using a computer or medical treatment in hospital. Year 7 Science starts
the student in learning about the world around them in terms of motion, living
organisms, chemical reactions and our earth.

                        Year 8 will extend the knowledge of work already started in Year
                        7. The areas of study will include a cross section of the science
                        disciplines in order to cover the aims of the syllabus.

                        Most of our topics relate to real world situations and draw on
                        theory from each of the Science disciplines to analyse the topic

Stage 4 Science (Years 7 & 8) has a prescriptive Board of Studies Syllabus which is
now examined in November by an external exam called ESSA (Essential Secondary
Science Assessment). ESSA examines all work in 7 & 8 syllabi.

Year 7 History will look at questions like: What is History? Why do we study and
preserve our Heritage? And what may we learn from the study of our past? Students
will have the opportunity to trace their family tree and look at their immediate and
past history as well as to select people and / or historical sites to study from our
Topic options for detailed study include the Ancient Societies of Egypt, Greece and
Ancient Rome and Aboriginal society.

Year 8 History concentrates upon the medieval world, North
American Indians and the indigenous people of Australia and
Southern Africa. Other studies may include the Tudors, the
Stuarts and the French Revolution. Students will also look at
one significant group, event or force which has helped shape
the modern world.

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Geography students in Year 7 and 8 study at a Global level.

Year 7 students learn about : What a Geographer is and what they do, the tools a
Geographer uses how to use those tools to investigate different environments.
They learn about
          Our World
          Geographical Research
          World Heritage Sites and
          Global Environments such as coasts, deserts,
             rainforests, mountains and wetlands and how humans
             interact with these environments.

Year 8 students continue their study of global environments and communities and
then focus on Global change with emphasis on Globalisation and Global Inequalities.
The major global issues and the roles global organisations and the students themselves
as global citizens can take in mangaging these issues is a key area of Year 8 study.

Year 7 students learn to read and write basic notation. They will use both keyboard
and guitar for performing. Students will complete listening activities that have an
emphasis on the musical concepts as well as compose short pieces of music.

Fee:    $5       Equipment: Music Book, Headphones with small and large plug,
                 Guitar pic.

Year 8 students continue to learn musical notation. They will use both keyboard and
guitar for performance and there will be an emphasis on rock music. Students will
complete short composition tasks and listening activities that focus on the musical

Fee:    $5       Equipment: Music Book, Headphones with small and large plug,
                 Guitar pic.

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                                       VISUAL ARTS

A course which draws upon people, other living things, objects, places and spaces,
events, issues and theories as a point of reference to complete art works.

                                              Various types of media are used in the
                                              following forms.

                                              Drawings, Painting, 3-D Forms,
                                              Printmaking and Ceramics.

                                              Historical and critical study is undertaken
                                              looking at art works created by other artists.

                                              Fee: $30.00 each year
                                              Requirements: Year 8 students must provide
                                              a good sketch book – (Spirax no. 579)


The aim of the Year 7 and 8 PD/H/PE program is to develop students capacity to
enhance personal health and wellbeing, enjoy an active lifestyle, maximise movement
potential and advocate lifelong health and physical activity.

Four main strands are covered in both theory and practical course components,

       Self and relationships
       Movement skill and performance
       Individual and community health
       Lifelong physical activity

A wide range of personal and community health issues are addressed, such as fitness,
nutrition, safety, drug use, road safety, child protection, HIV/AIDS and mental health.

Practical activities enable students to develop skills in games, dance, gymnastics,
athletics and swimming.

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                         TECHNOLOGY (MANDATORY)

Technology (Mandatory) involves designing, producing and evaluating quality
solutions. These skills are developed through the completion of Design Projects.
Computer applications are an integral part of the Design Projects.

Students will complete 4-8 Design Projects over Years 7 and 8 within the TAS
Faculty (Home Economics and Industrial Arts). For each Design Project, students
will complete a design folio and produce a product or an environment or an
information and communication system..

Design Projects are developed from an Area of Study. These are: Built Environments,
Products, Information and Communications. Depending on the area of study, specific
Design Specifications and Technologies are also included in the project.

Fee:    Year 7 Technology (Home Ec) $27; (Industrial Arts) $25
        Year 8 Technology (Home Ec) $30; (Industrial Arts) $25

Requirements: Sturdy enclosed shoes must be worn during practical lessons. A
butcher-style apron is also needed for practical lessons (available for $5.50 at school).


Students will study one language for one year in Year 7. Languages
taught at this school are:

       French
       Japanese
       Indonesian

The program of study will include:

     Introduction      to the language eg
        Greetings, information about oneself

     An exploration of the country and its people including foods,
        customs and traditions.

     Reinforcement of language and culture through games, songs
        and interactive technology.

In Year 8 students will continue with the language and will focus on
the structure and vocabulary of the language using interactive
programs as well as communication with students in other countries in
the target language via email.

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                     8. Interest Elective Choices

All students in Year 8 will study two interest elective courses. One course will be
chosen for the first semester (half-year) then changed to a different course in the
second semester.

These courses have been designed to diversify and enrich our curriculum. Of the
courses initially offered, only about half of these courses will run, depending on

Students will be asked to nominate up to six preferences. Most students will be able
to study one subject that is their first or second preference. Their second subject may
well come from a later preference.

Please choose wisely; changing interest electives during semesters next year will not
normally be possible.

Interest elective choices must be returned to Anthea Johnstone, Year Adviser, by
Thursday August 21, 2008. Late returns will not receive preference.

Graeme Goodman
Deputy Principal

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Step 1 :         Program of Studies Booklet
(Week 4)         Friday 15 August 2008

Step 2 :         Students may wish to talk to faculties about their choices
                 (Recess, lunchtimes)

Step 3 :         Students receive their initial subject selection sheet Fri August 15.
(Week 4)         Students are to nominate 6 choices in order to determine their 2

Step 4 :         Initial subject selection sheets will be returned to Ms Johnstone, Year
(Week 5)         Adviser, on Thursday August 21

                         All sheets returned on this date will be given equal priority
                         Late returns will not be given any preference

Step 5 :         Final classes for 2009 will be posted outside Mr Goodman‟s office on
(Week 8)         Friday September 13

                                   REME MB ER
  Your selection sheet must be returned on
   Thursday August 21 to Ms Johnstone

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                            MA NGA W ORLD

Enter the world of Japanese Manga! Read about Japanese Manga and
design your very own Japanese style
comic. Study basic techniques and
gain knowledge required in drawing
manga and be inspired by famous
Japanese anime and manga such as

                                               Journey back in time to the land of the
                                               samurai. The word “samurai” means
                                               someone who serves. But a samurai
                                               warrior is not what you would think of
                                               as a servant. He is a fierce warrior who
                                               has studied for many years to become
                                               an elite warrior. Of course, the
                                               samurai warriors no longer rule Japan
                                               but their code of loyalty and bravery is
                                               still admired today. See what it would
                                               be like to be a Samurai warrior in

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Unleash the creative impulse in you. Make a short video,
create a short story. Can you improve your public speaking?
The majority of this course will be aimed towards producing
a major work in one of the following:
                Film
                Short story
                Essay
                Speech
                Illustrated poetry


                                   This unit looks at the things that scare us, the strange
                                   noise in the night, the moving shadows, the monster in
                                   nightmares. We also follow famous detectives to
                                   gather the clues and arrest the criminal.

                                   In this unit we look at stories and films of crime and
                                   horror and write our own. We find out about famous
                                   crimes that have never been solved, develop a ghost
                                   story to scare the class and see how film directors make
                                   us jump in our seat.

Find out about the monsters of the past such as the minotaur, devouring the humans
lost in the maze, the Vampire biting his victims and your childhood bogey man hiding
under the bed. Select this unit – if you dare!!

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                       FILMING THE NEWS

                              This unit gets you to create the news and film it. Ever
                              wondered what it would be like to interview a celebrity? Do
                              you want to see yourself on screen? Do you want to know
                              the skills a film producer uses to get that bias just right?

                              Here‟s your chance to develop filming skills. You might
                              have some bloopers of your own to share with friends by the
                              end of this one – or even worse, have them submitted to
                              Funniest Home Videos!

For the serious student here is a chance at last to gain insight into the technical aspects
of production. You will also develop your written and spoken skills.

Is this for you? Report to this unit and get ready for action.

This is an artmaking course that will focus on techniques of hand
building in clay. Students will develop skills in slab building,
coiling and the use of moulds to construct the shape of their
claywork. Each work is then fired in the kiln followed by glazing
and/or use of oxides to complete the decorative aspect of their

Cost : $30 to cover material i.e. clay, artbook, glazes, equipment

                                   IN A BA ND

                      This subject will focus on performance. Students will need to be
                     able to play a musical instrument and read notation (tab is fine).

                          We will play music from a variety of styles, Rock, Jazz etc.
                          There will be group performances and solo performances as
                           part of the lesson.

                               Cost: $5 which will cover music, listening examples and
                               access to instruments.

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This course focuses on the creation of cartoon and
animation in a variety of forms. Students will
experience animation using original techniques of flip-
book to the contemporary practice of digital media.

Cost : $35 to cover materials, DVD‟s and artbook

                CREATIVE ACTING:
                  PERF ORM ANCE

Especially designed for those dedicated and focused Year 8 students who are not
afraid to get up in front of their peers and the public.

This course will:

       Help students develop their creative abilities and
        talents in presenting improvisations (thinking on
        your feet)
       Help students draw on their creative imaginations
        for character
       Guide students in learning about the acting space
       Build confidence
       Help support self – respect and trust among fellow students
       Foster a positive and cohesive learning environment
       Learn theatre and film terminology
       Use and foster performance techniques in voice, movement, mime,
        characterisation, role-play, script and on stage.

Cost: $5.

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                             BEAC H WATCH

This course aims for students to have a “hands on” appreciation of the local coastal
environment. It will look at the natural features of the area as well as human uses of
the coast.

The topics covered are:

       Surf Survival – including water safety and surf survival certificate
       Life in the sea – including what the sea is like, water movement, weather
        patterns and visit to sea rescue base.
       Humans in the water – including snorkelling, surfing and bodyboarding.
       Coastal ecology – including coastal plants, animals, landforms and dune-care
       Local Area Study – including coastal walks, Sea Acres visit and Kooloonbung
        Creek visit.

Cost : $40

                          FIRST AID COURSE

                   First Aid is a practical course delivered by
qualified instructors leading to the attainment of St. John First Aid
Certificate. The course is open to all students who turn fourteen
(14) years of age during Year 8 at Port Macquarie High.

       This nationally accredited WorkCover approved course covers 23 competency
       The St. John Certificate is an important prerequisite in applying for a range of
       Boost your chances of casual or holiday employment by including this
        Certificate in your resume (some employers pay additional bonus $$ or
        allowances for employees with First Aid).
       Become a valued member of your family, circle of friends and wider
        community by having the confidence to act appropriately in times of
        emergency – remember the ads of the dad with the choking daughter!
       The fee of $80 covers your own handbook, workbook, materials exam and

Cost: $80

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This practically based course is designed for both body boarding and stand up surfers.
The practical lessons will take place at Town Beach and very occasionally at
Lighthouse Beach if suitable conditions prevail.

Theory lessons will view video footage taken by the students of the surfing action
from the previous week and will also include lesson units on:

        Surf safety
        Weather and surf prediction
        Skill development
        History
        Fitness.

All participants MUST have a Surf Survival Certificate to join the Course.

Cost: $15

          T HE CONT A CT CODE S
                                        This will be a 100% practically-based course aimed
                                        at students who have a strong interest in developing
                                        their skills in the contact football codes. Practical
                                        activities will improve games skills, while students
                                        will learn the theory behind athlete preparation and
                                        performance. A range of current technology and
                                        training aides will be used with students attending
                                        one live NRL game.

Training techniques, nutrition and sports psychology will also be examined.

Topics covered include:

        Skill and fitness training program design for Rugby League / Union
        Sports nutrition
        Sports psychology
        Training aides to improve skill and fitness (eg speed sleds, agility ladders,
         tackle suits etc)
        Resistance training
        Sports strapping
        Sports analysis video and computer software
        The evolution of the football codes – A historical perspective, achieved
         through playing the games.

Cost: $15 to cover the cost of sports strapping and gym visit. (There will also be an
additional cost associated with the excursion to the NRL game).

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                  WOODEN TOYMAKING
                      (TAS – IA)

This course is designed to expand the students knowledge of tools, techniques and
materials whilst constructing a series of wooden toys.

Working from job sheets supplied, students will become proficient in all aspects of
job construction including marking out, shaping and joining processes. Students will
use hand tools and be introduced to power tools such as disc sander, drill press, scroll
saw, bobbin sander and wood lathe will occur as semester progresses. Only related
theory pertaining to the current job will be taught.

It is important that students understand that safe work practice
is essential if you undertake this course. Sturdy enclosed
shoes must be worn in all practical lessons. An apron and
safety glasses (provided) are also needed for all practical
lessons. (Apron available for $5.50 at school).

Cost: $15

            DEC O RATI VE METAL WO R K
                    (TAS – IA)

This course is designed to expand the students knowledge of tools, techniques and
materials whilst constructing a series of practical projects.

Working from job sheets supplied, students will experience metalworking techniques
including marking out, different shaping and joining processes. Students will use
hand tools and be introduced to L.P.G equipment, drill press and the metal lathe as the
semester progresses. They will also learn about the properties of a variety of metals
associated with their projects. Only related theory pertaining to the current job will be

It is important that students understand that safe work practice is essential if you
undertake this course. Sturdy enclosed shoes must be worn in all practical lessons.
An apron and safety glasses (provided) are also needed for all practical lessons.
(Apron available for $5.50 at school).

Cost: $15

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                A BAKER‟S DELIGHT
             (TAS – HOME ECONOMICS)

Students will learn the basics of cake, biscuit and slice making. Each week students
will prepare a mouth-watering selection of cakes, biscuits or slices. Some examples
include chocolate caramel slice, fairy cakes, mini mud cakes, rocky road, brownies,
butterfly cakes, decorative patty cakes, shortbread, monster cookies and gingerbread

Students will also learn some simple cake and biscuit decorating
Consumable Fee: $30 (Covers all food for practicals and display
folder for recipes and activities).

            INT ERNA T ION AL CO OKE R Y
             (TAS – HOME ECONOMICS)

Students will enjoy cooking and eating around the world. Each week students will
prepare a delectable dish from countries such as Italy, Mexico, Germany, China,
Japan, France, Thailand and India. The foods prepared will be a combination of sweet
and savoury to tantalize your tastebuds.

Consumable Fee: $35.00 (Covers all food for practicals and display folder
for recipes and activities).


                CREATI V E CRAF TS
             (TAS – HOME ECONOMICS)
Students will learn and enjoy producing a variety of crafts that they could pursue in
their leisure time.

A range of crafts will be done including silk painting, tie dying, face mask, hand
painted aprons or bags, gift tags, scrapbooking and hand painted clocks. This list is
not prescriptive. Student interests will be taken into account.

Consumable Fee: $30.00 (Covers all materials for crafts)

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                   ( MA THS)

In this course students will learn about:

       History of the world wide web
       HTML coding for web pages
       Using Dreamweaver for web page design and construction
       Utilising graphics in web page design
       Principles of effective web page design

Students will be required to construct a web page using HTML and Dreamweaver

              ( MA THS)

       Exploring Early Stage 1 Mathematics Outcomes (Space, Measurement and
       Investigating Literary techniques through wide reading of children‟s material
       Desktop publishing skills

    What will students learn about?

       How young children learn (from early childhood
           teacher/ s)
       What young children are expected to know prior to
        and during early stage 1 Mathematics
       Drafting, illustrating and publishing a children‟s

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                      CARI NG F O R S MALL
                       FARM ANIMALS

                            Students will learn how to care for and handle small animals such
                            as rabbits and chickens.

                            The course will involve breeding and monitoring the growth of
                            these animals.

                          At the end of the course, students will know the basic parts of
                          rabbits and chickens, be proficient in handling, sexing and
weighing them, be able to carry out basic health checks on each, be able to clip the nails of
rabbits, drench fowls and understand the incubation of eggs.

Cost: $10

                       FORENSIC SCIENCE

Students will learn what Forensic Science is, what the role of a Forensic Scientist is
and the processes Forensic Scientist use to solve crimes.

Hypothetical crime scenes and cold cases (unsolved crimes) will be examined,
analysed and solved using various forensic techniques.

History of forensics will be studied as we look and test old and new technologies and
relate these to the accuracy of identifying a guilty person.

Cost: $5

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                  HOLLYWOOD HISTORY

                          This course will look at how historical events have been
                          presented in movies. How accurate are they? Was the battle
                          really like that? Is that what the empire was like? Yes these and
                          more questions will be answered as we watch History on film.
                          The course will cover topics in Ancient, Medieval and Modern
                          (Popcorn not provided)

Put away the books and let‟s get creative. This course allows students to recreate
historical equipment, weapons, castles, ships, villages etc. If you are a little creative
and you like History, then this is for you. This course will look at all different periods
of History.

Cost : $20

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