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MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE INFORMATION. 2013. Middle School Team. Head of Middle School & Head of Year 9: Cathy Drury Head of Year 10 Al Langley Middle School Coordinators Mark Beatson, Jamie Lyons, Dianna Moore, Matthew Saunders, Alicia Mortley, Chris Pennycook.

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Middle school course information

MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSE INFORMATION

2013


Middle school team

Middle School Team

  • Head of Middle School & Head of Year 9:

    Cathy Drury

  • Head of Year 10

    Al Langley

  • Middle School Coordinators

    Mark Beatson, Jamie Lyons, Dianna Moore, Matthew Saunders, Alicia Mortley, Chris Pennycook


Middle school office assistant

Middle School Office Assistant

Lauren Kelso


Careers team

Careers Team

Michelle Dowsett Daniel Sharp


Year nine

Year Nine

A BALANCED COURSE

Compulsory Core Subjects taken with

your form group.

  • EnglishSemester 1 and 2

  • MathematicsSemester 1 and 2

  • ScienceSemester 1 and 2

  • Phys. Ed.Semester 1 and 2

  • Humanities Semester 1 or 2

    - Geography, History and Economics

  • Exploring Art Semester 1 or 2

    • Exploring Visual Art or Exploring Drama or Exploring Music


Year nine electives

Year Nine - Electives

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • Compulsory to take two Physical Education electives

    ELECTIVES

  • Basketball

  • Netball

  • Tennis

  • Aerobics

  • Court & Field

  • PE For Boys/PE For Girls

  • Duke of Edinburgh


Duke of edinburgh program

DUKE OF EDINBURGH PROGRAM

  • Students in this program are expected to be in it for the entire semester.

  • Application process is outlined in booklet.

  • Short presentation in Room 10 at 7.10 pm


Year nine electives1

ELECTIVES

Ceramics

Music

Drama

Media

Graphics

Computer Art

Year Nine - Electives

ARTS

  • Compulsory to take one Art elective


Year nine electives2

Year Nine - Electives

TECHNOLOGY

  • Compulsory to take three Technology Electives

    ELECTIVES

  • Wood Technology

  • Home Economics – Two Different Courses

  • Information Computer Technology

  • Computer Graphics

  • Systems Technology - Electronics

  • Materials and Design

  • Textiles


Year nine electives3

Year Nine - Electives

Extra Electives

Students have two extra elective subjects of their choice during the year, with options from all Key Learning Areas. Possibilities include:

LOTE

- French or Indonesian

ENGLISH

  • Debate & Public Speaking

  • Creative Writing

    SCIENCE

  • Sustainability

  • HUMANITIES

  • - Learning to Lead


Learning to lead program

Learning to LeadPROGRAM

  • Students in this program are expected to be in it for the entire semester.

  • Application process is outlined in booklet.


Year nine electives4

Year Nine - Electives

Extra Electives

SPECIALIST PROGRAMS

Bridging English

  • Runs for one semester

  • Open to all students but especially recommended for students who have been in the school’s Literacy program in Year 7 and Year 8.


Year nine electives5

Year Nine - Electives

Extra Electives

SPECIALIST PROGRAMS

Bridging Mathematics

  • Runs for one or two semesters

  • Open to all students but especially recommended for students who have been in the school’s numeracy program in years 7 or 8.


Year nine electives6

Year Nine - Electives

Extra Electives

EXTRA COURSES IN:

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

ARTS

TECHNOLOGY

Students can mix/match eg one extra Arts, one extra Technology, etc.


Year 9 city experience meeting melbourne

YEAR 9 CITY EXPERIENCE“Meeting Melbourne”

Alternative program during Term 3

Course outline:

Students may have the opportunity to be involved in a city program. The aim of the program is to improve student engagement and develop independence and responsibility.

The program will enable students to develop:

  • Interpersonal skills Independent learning

  • Confidence Punctuality

  • Responsibility Teamwork

  • Self-esteem

  • Students will be encouraged to work on and improve their self directed learning

  • Students move around the city in small groups of 4 or 5, carrying out their research.

  • Students will also visit places of significance to Melbourne’s cultural, sporting and political life.

  • There will be a fee involved with this program. Further information will be distributed to all students early in 2013.


Year 9 elective choices

YEAR 9 ELECTIVE CHOICES

What does my son / daughter need to choose?

  • Core Art (Music, Drama or Visual Art)

  • 3 Technology Electives

  • 2 Physical Education Electives

  • 1 Art Elective

  • 2 Other Electives


Timeline

TIMELINE

Wednesday August 8th

  • Students can access the Course Information Booklet on School Home page (under ‘News’)

    Thursday August 9th

  • Year 10 students have their MIPS appointment.


Timeline1

TIMELINE

Monday August 13th – Friday August 24th

Students given their email and password information

Students access the subject selection online to choose their subjects for Year 9 & 10 for 2013. Link will be on the school website homepage.

Once completed, print off their selection, parent signature and place in the box in the Middle School Office


Final comments

Costs for certain courses: check the handbook (located on School Home page under ‘News’)

Limited places in some subjects, eg. Duke of Edinburgh in Year 9, VCE in Year 10

Choose subjects carefully

Year 10 students need to plan for VCE and beyond.

Final Comments…


Year 10 2013

YEAR 10 2013

Subject Information


Course structure

COURSE STRUCTURE

  • Students complete 6 subjects per semester.

  • All subjects are time weighted equally, meaning there are 5 periods a week per subject of face to face teacher time.

  • Year 10’s do not have any free study periods.


Course structure continued

COURSE STRUCTURE CONTINUED

  • English and Mathematics are compulsory.

  • Students choose either General Maths or Maths Methods.

  • There are two other Mathematics, they are Pathways Maths or Specialist Maths, they are currently by invitation and decisions will be made later this year as to the appropriate class for your child.


The rules

THE RULES

  • Students choose 8 electives across the year. This equates to four each semester.

  • Students MUST choose 1 subject from each key learning area.

  • English is chosen for you.

  • Students can choose a VCE or VET subject, however neither are compulsory in 2013.


Rules cont

RULES cont.

  • Student MUST choose 1 subject from

  • Humanities

  • Science

  • PASE

  • The Arts

  • Technology

    As a minimum for the 2013 year.


Rules cont1

RULES cont.

  • Students can only take a maximum of three semesters of study from any one key learning area over the year. This simply means only three from Science, PASE, Technology and so on.

  • The exception to this rule is where a student chooses a VCE/VET subject, they can take 4 semesters over the year.


Rules continued

RULES continued.

  • As an example, if a student chose to take VCE Legal Studies – Units 1 and 2, the student could also enrol in History and Geography in the same year. These are all Humanities subjects.

  • If the same student chose not to do a VCE subject in Year 10, they could choose History, Geography and Economics across the year. (they can not do more than 2 subjects from the same KLA per semester).


An example timetable year 10 and vce

An example timetable – Year 10 and VCE


An example timetable year 10 with no vet or vce

An example timetable – Year 10 with no VET or VCE


An example timetable year 10 and vet

An example timetable – Year 10 and VET


Handbook

Handbook

  • The handbook is on both the LHS website and Studywiz.

  • I encourage you strongly to read it carefully and discuss the choices.

  • You should have all received a list of rooms to visit on your way into the hall. Please take the time to speak to teachers about the subjects on offer at both Year 10 and VCE as you will find much of the advice invaluable.


Thankyou

Thankyou

  • Just a reminder, those interested in the Duke of Edinburgh program, there will be a short presentation by Ms. Catherine Edwards in room 10.

  • This concludes the presentation here. Please feel free to help yourself to a tea/coffee and a biscuit in either the supper room or the hallway within the rooms you are about to visit.


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