Students study literature reading class novels and completing individual book reports. They examine all types of text and media, analysing language and other forms of literacy such as visual texts. Oral communication is an important element of English through individual speech making and debating. Grammar is constantly reinforced in all writing and programs such as Spelladrome are used. Creative writing and thinking, persuasive skills and responding to prompts in varied written and digital forms is part of English across all levels with a growing depth of skills and response required.
Year 9 history looks at the industrial revolution, movement of people around the world such as the slave trade and an in depth study of World War I.
Year 10 students examine rights and freedoms, such as the US Civil Rights movement and Australian civil rights and land rights. They study World War II and society after the war.
CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP
Students in Year 9 investigate our global connectedness and examine how change can be made through the political and court systems.
Year 10 students examine Australia’s roles and responsibilities in the world, through the United Nations, our relationship with Asia and compare our government to that of other countries. They also examine the role of the High Court.
Other activities also include:
Wood / Tech Mr Knight
WW1 Research for the Western Front Assoc. Central Vic Branch
Buddies Partners across the whole school
Community Service – Hospital – Gardening
Outdoor Education Program
Language - AUSLAN
Melbourne Experience (biannual)